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.
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More information: Moscow forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Moscow is quite a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $44.78, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $142.90, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $38.72
- Hotel (3 stars): $51.56
- Hotel (4 stars): $73.03
- Hotel (5 stars): $144.18
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $2.30
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $3.27
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.32
- Meal, McDonalds: $3.32
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.63
Moscow has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 61.2 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 80.8 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 53.1 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Moscow safety
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.