The best way to pay for things in Russia is by debit or credit card, though it is important to have some cash for certain expenses. In this article, I will explain what payment methods I use in Russia, to avoid losing money in currency exchange. 1. The RUBLE as currency In Russia you have to pay for the products or services in rubles. Neither US dollars nor euros nor any other currency are
5.1. Ruble exchange and prices in Russia
When it comes to traveling to Russia, it is important to know where it is best to exchange rubles, since not all operators apply the same rates.
It is also important to know the prices and the standard of living to have an idea of what the trip will cost you: hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, public transport, etc.
This article tries to answer a frequent question that confronts all those who have traveled to Russia: Where is it better to change dollars for rubles? In the airport? At your bank? In a bank in Russia? In an ATM in Russia? Making your purchases on your credit card? Is it better to change your money before you travel or is it better to do it in Russia? I will answer all of these
In this article I will explain how you can request tax refund on purchases made in Russian stores. To do this you must make a minimum purchase of 10,000 rubles in any of the affiliated stores, fill out a Tax-Free form in the store and validate it in the customs office at the airport, to be able to recover up to 18% of standard VAT that is applied in purchases in Russia. Introduction Since
In this article I tell you my experience sending money to Russia using different methods: bank transfer, Western Union, PayPal and TransferWise. You will see how the price differences between one method or another are very noticeable. On several occasions I have had to send small amounts of money to relatives to Russia or Georgia. Sending money abroad always means paying commissions, and if
A few years ago, traveling to Russia was quite expensive, especially to big cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg. However, after the strong devaluation of the ruble, traveling to Russia has become quite affordable for foreign tourists. If you compare the prices of big capitals like New York, London, Paris or Sydney, in Moscow the prices are much more affordable. That image of Moscow as one of the