$5 dollars and what it can buy for you in Moscow.
Often times, questions from tourists wanting to visit Russia, often have the general thoughts that Moscow is very expensive.
Meanwhile, this isn’t generally true.
In planing a travel to any country likewise, to Russia their’s always a worrisome questions that would come to mind.
Similarly, questions like this are often asked;
- How expensive is it to live in Russia?
- What can $5 dollars buy in Russia?
- Things are expensive in Russia, how true is it?
Firstly, after receiving tons of these questions from my friends, readers, and questions from Quora, I became inspired to make a little research on what $5 dollars can buy in Moscow and it’s regions.
During the time of researching and writing this article, the exchange rate of the dollar to ruble stands at 72.6 Ruble.
Meanwhile, the Russian Ruble to the dollar stands at 0.014 dollar.
Secondly, i took out $5 dollars from my wallet exchanged it to the Russian Ruble which is 5*72.6= 363 Russian Rubles.
So, I made a list of what to buy with $5.00 dollars, and set out to the nearest (Magazen) dixy one of the renowned leading grocery shops (Magazen) in Russia.
And I headed straight to the product shelves to pick up the items I need. Certainly, having it at the back of my mind to round off at exactly what $ 5 dollars can buy in Moscow, Russia.
The items i picked from the product shelf in dixy are in the photo below;
What $5 dollars can buy in Moscow
|Items||price/unit in Rub||Qty. Price||Total in Dollars|
|2 bottles of Beer, In Russian Pevo (пиво),||39.90₽||79.80₽||$1.1172USD|
|2 liters of Lemon and Lime Flavoured Sprite||111.99₽||111.99₽||$1.56786 USD|
|400g of Aromatic Bread (хлеб ароматный)||47.99₽||47.99₽||$0.67186USD|
|Custom Package (пакет-майка дикси)||4.99₽||4.99₽||$0.06986USD|
From the table above, you can certainly see that the total price of all the items i was able to buy was under 5 dollars.
Therefore, the total amount of the items bought without discount (Skedka) is $4.96538 USD the remaining balance of $0.03462USD.
So, If we multiply $0.03462 by the exchange rate of a dollar to rubles as at the time of writing this article, we would have 2.513412 Rubles.
However, for Russians, they’ll take the coin home put it in a flowerpot or somewhere in the house. It is believed to usher in Udachi, in other words, it means good luck.
Certainly, all of the above listed items is what 5 dollars can buy for you in Moscow, Russia.
Though there’s a long list of items on the product shelves one can pick from. But for the sake of the quick research, I had to pick what I needed.
However, a person who most often depends on fast food, I’d say $ 5 dollars will take him/her a long way in Russia.
Likewise, many people often asks me;
“What can you buy with 1 dollar in Russia?”
In the same vein, with 73 rubles you have a list full of varieties of choices to pick one or two items that can sum up to 73rub. But if you have a discount card (Skedka), that’s a win-win shopping.