MOSCOW IN DETAIL.
TRAVEL ENCYCLOPAEDIA

This comprehensive travel guide will lead you through Moscow far beyond its postcard attractions

SHOPPING

Due to deep social stratification, consumer prices for similar products in Moscow may differ substantially depending on sellers’ positioning and location. For instance, one kilogram (about two pounds) of pork may cost from RUR 200 at a farmers’ market to about RUR 1000 at a high-end supermarket.

While planning your expenses in Moscow, check a relevant section of this website or another updated source.

 

What your roubles can buy in Moscow today

51010

A disposable cigarette lighter or a half-litre bottle of mineral water at a supermarket.

50

A hot-dog in the street or a small chocolate bar.

100

A burger at fast-food restaurant or a shot of cheapest vodka.

200

A refrigerator magnet or a mug of cappuccino.

500

A main course at a middle-range restaurant or a small bunch of flowers.

1000

One-hour taxi ride or a carton of inexpensive cigarettes.

2000

A 30-day public transport ticket or the cheapest ticket to Bolshoi Theatre.

5000

An overnight stay for two at mid-market hotel or a 100-gram jar of black caviar.

NB: Banks and retailers in certain countries may refuse to accept 200 rouble banknotes with the images of disputed Crimea Peninsula for political reasons.

Before compiling your shopping list, see the Federal Customs Service official website for bans and limitations. Mind that some other sources may be outdated and (or) misleading. Pay special attention to the regulations governing exports and imports of weapons, antique items, artworks and other expensive goods, including caviar. Save receipts for such items.

 

 

 

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