Shopping in Russia

 

Shopping in Russia

Russia is an interesting shopping field. In different regions of the vast country, there are very specific products and among the huge number of imported goods, some very interesting things of Russian origin can be found. Russian shops usually work seven days a week and until late: from 9-11 a.m. to 8 -9p.m. Markets (food and flea) begin to work at around 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.-5p.m. There is no individual specialization in products sold by the streets clothing, housewares and delicacies can be sold on the same street. Russia is shopping heaven for those who like both the finer things in life, as well as a good bargain. However, while some things are absolutely worth buying in Russia, there are others that should be avoided. Here’s your guide to shopping in Russia:

COMMODITY/SERVICE

AVG USD

Restaurants

 

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

7.57

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

30.30

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

4.54

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

1.51

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

2.27

Cappuccino (regular)

1.90

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

0.76

Water (0.33 liter bottle)

0.50

Markets

 

Milk (regular), (1 liter)

0.88

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

0.51

Rice (white), (1kg)

0.93

Eggs (regular) (12)

1.07

Local Cheese (1kg)

7.39

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)

3.93

Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

7.38

Apples (1kg)

1.31

Banana (1kg)

0.93

Oranges (1kg)

1.25

Tomato (1kg)

1.87

Potato (1kg)

0.48

Onion (1kg)

0.43

Lettuce (1 head)

0.84

Water (1.5 liter bottle)

0.57

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

6.82

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

0.91

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

1.69

Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

2.08

Transportation

 

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

0.39

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

28.78

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

1.51

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

0.20

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

4.54

Utilities (Monthly)

 

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

102.26

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

0.02

Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

7.23

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