Russian rouble (R)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than R1500

  • Dorm bed: R700–R800
  • Café or street-stall meal: R200–R500
  • Travel on buses and metro: R15–R50

Midrange: R1500–R4000

  • Double room in a midrange hotel: R2000–R3000
  • Two-course meal: R500–R1000
  • Museum entry fee: R100–R400
  • City-centre taxi ride: R200–R300

Top End: More than R4000

  • Double room in a top-end hotel: R5000-plus
  • Two-course meal with wine: R2000-plus
  • Ballet tickets: R3500
  • First-class train ticket (eg Moscow–St Petersburg): R7300


Prices are fixed in shops, but at souvenir markets, such as Izmailovo in Moscow, polite haggling over prices is a good idea.


ATMs can be found in the Mayak and Priboy hotels.