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STEP 7. Rubles exchange and payments in Russia

When traveling to Russia it is important to know where is the best place to exchange rubles because not all operators apply the same commissions. You can convert to rubles before leaving for your trip to Russia using currency exchange companies such as Travelex (which sends the rubles to your home) or do the conversion once you arrive in Russia.

It’s also important to know the best way to pay in Russia or which bank cards charge the lowest commission, for example, the Revolut card .

Finally, it’s important to know about the prices and the cost of living in order to get an idea of what the trip will cost you: hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, public transportation, etc.

In this section of the blog I explain where is the best place to exchange rubles, how to pay in Russia, as well as the prices that you’ll find.