For living in Moscow is spent from 300 to 400 dollars a month (a decent minimum). Prices are slightly lower in St. Petersburg and Volgograd, but in Moscow everything is slightly cheaper than in the West, if you do not go to places where only foreigners go. Prices, participation here, approximate (the highest refers to Moscow).
Eat, drink, dine at the cafe: For food-related purchases, you will spend $ 40 to $ 80 per week (all prices in US dollars). In the cafe you can order a good three-course dinner for $ 20. If you dine in a cafe on weekdays, three meals cost about $ 7. The average cost of a half liter of beer is $ 2.
Evening entertainment: A movie ticket costs $ 10 if the film is in Russian, but you can watch movies in Russian for $ 5 and cheaper. Tickets to the theater, opera or ballet cost from $ 30, but for good places you have to pay from $ 70 and above. The entrance to museums and galleries costs from 1 to 10 $, depending on the possible discounts. For the entrance to the clubs they pay from $ 5 to $ 10, but not always the entrance to the clubs is paid.
City transport: The subway ticket costs from 600 ($ 24) to 900 rubles ($ 36) per month. Tickets for buses, trams and trolleybuses cost from $ 0.5 to 0.9 per trip, regardless of the length of the route.
Excursions: From Moscow you can travel to the nearest cities of the Golden Ring for one day. Such a trip will cost you $ 15 or $ 20. Ticket for the train, if you are going to travel around Russia, it is inexpensive (reserved tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg cost about $ 15 -20 $). Accommodation in a cheap student hotel with amenities (toilet, shower) in the corridor costs from $ 20 to $ 30 per night.
Clothes: It is worth buying winter clothes (a hat, scarf, coat, shoes) in Russia. It is cheaper than in the West, and more suitable for the Russian climate.
If you plan to make international calls, we suggest using telephone cards with the most favorable tariffs: a 20-dollar card allows you to make 2-hour calls to Europe and America. All calls within the city are free of charge.
Speaking about prices in Russia, it should be borne in mind that the annual inflation here is 11-12%.