Living in Russia and spend 150 $ to 200 $ a month is enough for individual student. Prices are a little more high in St. Petersburg and moscow.
Eat, drink, dine in the cafe: on purchases related to food, you will spend 40 $ to 80 $ per week (all prices in US dollars). The cafe serves a good three-course dinner for $ 20. If you dine in the cafe on weekdays, three meals cost about $ 7.
Evening entertainment: A movie ticket costs 10 $, if the film comes in English, but you can watch movies in Russian for $ 5. Tickets to the theater, opera or ballet are $ 30, but for the good places you have to pay 70 $ and above. Entrance to the museums and galleries is from 1 to $ 10, depending on the possible discounts. Over the entrance to the clubs need to pay 5 $ to 10 $ as a club entrance fee.
Public transport: Metro ticket costs from 24 $ to 36 $ per month. Tickets for buses, trams and trolley buses cost between $ 0.5 to 0.9 per trip, regardless of the length of the route.
Excursions: From Moscow you can ride to the nearest city of the Golden Ring for one day. This trip will cost you $ 15 or $ 20. Train ticket if you are going to travel to within Russia, is inexpensive (accommodation seats tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg cost about $ 15 to 20 $). Accommodation in cheap student accommodation with private facilities (toilet and shower) in the hallway costs from $ 20 to $ 30 per night.
Clothing: Worth buying winter clothes (hat, scarf, coat, shoes) in Russia. It is cheaper than in the West, and is better suited for the Russian climate.
If you want to make international calls, we propose to use calling cards with the best rates: 20 dollar card allows you to make 2-hour calls to Europe and America. All local calls are free.