Moscow, Russia Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2022

Moscow is certainly one of the world’s great cities from a historical standpoint, but for tourists it’s still largely undiscovered. Now that Western visitors are welcome the infrastructure is building, though it can still be a frustrating place to go.

Why Visit Moscow

Moscow Facts

Population 10,500,000
Area 10,500,000
Timezone UTC+3
Currency Russian ruble
Airports Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), Domodedovo International Airport (DME)

Where to eat and drink in Moscow

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then follow the locals for the better deals.$4.67 - $7.60
Budget lunchThe cheap local restaurants can be baffling to tourists, but if you can pull it off you can eat well cheaply.$5.97 - $10.31
Budget dinnerFinding proper restaurants for budget tourists can be challenging, as many places are fancy or really run-down.$8.68 - $14.11
Beer (pint)Local lagers can vary greatly in price depending on where you go.$4.01 - $6.51
Vodka (.5l bottle)Vodka in shops can still be quite cheap by the bottle in Moscow, in spite of new minimum prices.$4.34 - $7.05
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When to visit Moscow

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Moscow Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:30am6:45pm
21 Jun4:45am10:18pm
21 Sep7:12am7:32pm
21 Dec8:57am3:58pm

Where to stay in Moscow

Moscow Hotel Seasons

Moscow Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar5.43 - 24.96
starstarstarstarstar9.98 - 44.49
starstarstarstarstar13.02 - 90.06
starstarstarstarstar30.71 - 114.04
starstarstarstarstar49.91 - 13.89
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Moscow Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.34 - 11.94

Where to go before and after