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Floshka asks: I am going to Buryatia, Ulan-Ude for 3.5 weeks. However, I do not need to pay for lodging, I am staying at my friends place. How much money do I need then for expenses?
Expert's answer:
In 2016, the average salary in Ulan-Ude was about 400-500 USD per month. So this sum will already be enough to live in this city for almost one month as in your case.
Callum asks: I am going to Moscow in August and have 82434 Rubles. I was wondering if that would be enough for 2017.
Expert's answer:
Today, the usual salary in Moscow is about 50,000-60,000 Rubles per month, so this sum will be enough to live in the city for some time. If you mean a monthly salary of this size, then it is somewhat higher than the average salary.
Hirota asks: I'll be visiting Moscow in February for 5 days. I've got a free accommodation already, and I'm planning to be thrifty and probably bring about 6,000-9,000 RUB (100-150EUR). Would that be enough for one person or two? Mind you, I don't mind dining at very "local" places.
Expert's answer:
I think that it will be enough for 1 person and definitely not enough for 2. The cost of a unified public transport ticket (20 trips) is 700 rubles. Here is the list of relatively cheap cafes in Moscow.
Robert asks: I'm going to Samara, Russia this summer for five days. How much money should I take with me for expences? I'll be meeting a lady that I've been writing to for three months and we'll be going sight seeing and going out to dinner a few times so please factor that into your answer. Thanks.
Expert's answer:
The average cost of accommodation in hotels in Samara is about 2,000-3,000 rubles per night (30-50 USD) (December 2016). The average bill in local cafes is about 1,000 Rubles per person (15 USD). So your total expenses will start from about 600-700 USD. Of course this is a very rough estimate.
Sasha asks: I'm going to Novorossiysk for 9 days in December. I want to know if 500 usd can do me a lot. My girlfriend lives there and we are going to hangout everyday going to movies, nice restaurant, shopping for her,buying her watch, buying her huge teddy bear. Will 500 USD dollars be enough money for all of that?
Expert's answer:
In 2016, the average salary in Novorossiysk was about 400 USD per month. The cost of one ticket to the movies - about 3-5 USD, the average bill in a restaurant - about 20-30 USD. This list of Novorossiysk restaurants will probably be useful. In general, I think this amount may be enough but it is better to have some more in reserve.
Martin asks: What does public transport cost in Saint Petersburg?
Expert's answer:
The fare on the tram, trolley and bus is 30 rubles, metro ticket - 35 rubles (about 0.5 USD, February, 2016).
ali khalsa asks: How long can you stay in Russia for $8000?
Expert's answer:
The average income in Russia is about 400-500 USD per month, so this sum is enough to live in the country for at least one year.
Carl asks: I am going for a 2 week holiday to Krasnodar. I will be staying in a bed and breakfast hotel. I am taking 700 UK pounds spending money in rubles. Will this be enough? Thanks
Expert's answer:
It is about 40000 Rubles; official average salary in Krasnodar (in the first months of 2014) is about 30000 Rubles per month. In reality, a lot of people have salary less than 20000 Rubles per month. So this sum will be enough for two weeks time.
MI asks: Prices food in Yaroslavl Russia?
Expert's answer:
You can check the site of the following Yaroslavl online supermarket for the prices of various foodstuffs. The exchange rate is about 30 Russian Rubles per 1 USD. If necessary you can automatically translate the sites/pages in Russian by using the following service.
Ashley asks: How many Russian Roubles would it be for a movie ticket?
Expert's answer:
The average cost of movie ticket in Russia is about 150-300 Rubles (5-10 USD).
tom asks: What does it cost per month to rent a two bedroom apartment in Stary Oskol Russia?
Expert's answer:
According to the following list of apartments available for rent in Stary Oskol the monthly rate for 2-3 living rooms apartment is about 8000-15000 Rubles or 250-500 USD. This service can be used to translate the site from Russian.
Anil Krishna asks: Is rice, wheat flour and other pulses available in Yaroslavl? What is the price?
Expert's answer:
I found a site offering numerous foodstuffs in Yaroslavl. The list of Flour and Baking Products, the list of Cereals. Exchange rate is about 30 Russian Rubles per 1 USD. The price of 1 kg of rice is about 2-3 USD, 1 kg of wheat flour - 1 USD. This service to translate the site from Russian.
Anil Krishna asks: Is Yaroslavl a well developed city? I want to take admission in Yaroslavl state medical academy so how are the studies there, what is the cost of living in Yaroslavl and winter climate? What is the cost of milk and eggs in Yaroslavl?
Expert's answer:
You should check the official site of Yaroslavl for more info about the city, a lot of photos of the city. The site of Yaroslavl state medical academy may be useful. Article about the climate in Yaroslavl. Official statistics of the prices in the region. The following service can be used to translate the sites from Russian. The price of 1 liter of milk is about 1 USD, 10 eggs - 1,3 USD.
hossam el bagoury asks: The price of food and transportation in Ivanovo?
Expert's answer:
Local public transport (trolleybus/bus) ticket price is about 10-12 Rubles. Some food prices: white bread loaf - 12-14 Rubles, 1 liter of milk - 26-30 Rubles, 10 eggs - 35-40 Rubles, 1 kilo of sugar - 38-40 Rubles. For comparison: movie ticket is about 100-200 Rubles. The prices are actual for 2011, 1 USD is about 30 Rubles.
theresa asks: how much would it cost to fly from Los Angeles,CA to St. Petersburg,Russia? and how much would it cost to stay there for a month?
Expert's answer:
The cost of the flight (both ways) starts from about 45,000-50,000 Rubles or 1,600-1,800 USD (1 USD = 28 Rubles, March 2011). If you are going to rent an apartment for a month (with one room) it will cost you about 15,000-30,000 Rubles. The other costs like food, visiting museums etc. will be about 20,000-30,000 Rubles.
adam asks: How expensive is it to travel from Moscow airport, to Sokol by car, train or taxi? Estimate in U.S. dollars if possible.
Expert's answer:
There are numerous trains running from Yaroslavl railway station of Moscow to Vologda (capital city of Vologda oblast where Sokol town is located). The price of the ticket is about 1,000-1,500 Rubles (30-50 USD), time in travel 8 hours. And from Vologda there is regular bus to Sokol running several times a day. Could not find the exact price but it is not high, less than 10 USD.
nicholas asks: How many rubles will a house cost in Kyzyl?
Expert's answer:
The prices for the houses vary greatly but average offers are about 1,500,000-3,000,000 Rubles (2010).
Curious asks: How much does it cost to take train from Moscow to Yoskar-Ola and also the cost of train from Yoshkar-Ola to Moscow?
Expert's answer:
The cost of the train ticket is about the same for both directions and starts from 1500-1600 Rubles (50-55 USD) for the traveling with the lowest level of comfort, 3700-4300 Rubles (120-140 USD) Medium/Upper medium level, 7000-8000 Rubles (230-260 USD) High level (July 2010).
Serguei Hulse asks: What is the cost of renting an apartment in Rostov on Don?
Expert's answer:
The cost of renting an apartment varies greatly depending on the district of the city, number of living rooms etc. but the prices for 1-2 rooms apartments are about 8,000-12,000 Rubles per month (270-400 USD, June 2010).

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