Moscow (Russia)

Moscow is the capital of Russia and the largest city of the country. The city is the northernmost and coldest metroplis in the world, as well as Europe's largest city in terms of population. The city is nowadays located in Russia's national territory and it hosts a number of architectural gems, the magnitude from the days of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. The city's most famous attractions are the Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral. Moscow is also famous for ballet and opera, as well as for its large parks.

Population: 11,503,501
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Russian
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Russian ruble (RUB)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: For a good restaurant experience you are expected to always tip 10%.
Time in destination: Oct 30, 2020, 8:35:16 PM

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Weather Forecast

Fri
30.10

Cloudy

43°F

Sat
31.10

Cloudy

46°F

Sun
01.11

Cloudy

41°F

Tue
03.11

Partly cloudy

41°F

Tue
03.11

Partly cloudy

50°F

Wed
04.11

Cloudy

50°F

Thu
05.11

Cloudy

46°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 24.8 15.8 21
February - 24.8 12.2 16
March - 37.4 21.2 15
April - 51.8 33.8 12
May - 62.6 42.8 16
June - 71.6 51.8 15
July - 75.2 55.4 16
August - 71.6 51.8 15
September - 59.0 42.8 15
October - 46.4 35.6 17
November - - 23.0 18
December - 26.6 17.6 16

More information: Moscow forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Moscow is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $43.13, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $137.63, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $37.29
  • Hotel (3 stars): $49.66
  • Hotel (4 stars): $70.34
  • Hotel (5 stars): $138.87
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $2.20
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $3.14
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.26
  • Meal, McDonalds: $3.16
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.32

More information: Moscow price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Moscow destination map

Safety

Moscow has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 61.3 (better than United states average 48.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 80.7 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 53.3 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Moscow safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe