Currency

The Russian unit of currency is the ruble. Euros and USD can be exchanged almost anywhere in Russia. Cash is always your best bet while you travel Russia. Not every place will accept credit cards.

Other money tips to travel in Russia:

• You may take traveler's checks if you are going to Moscow or St. Petersburg, but it is advisable not to rely on them. They can be difficult to cash, and, in smaller cities, completely useless.

• Exchange offices will almost always require your passport for currency exchange.

• Never exchange money on the street. People who offer to do this cannot give you a fair exchange rate.

Here are some average prices for you:

Subway entrance ticket 31 rubles

Bus ticket 28 rubles

Public toilet 30 rubles

A pint of beer 250 rubles

A cup of coffee 150 rubles