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How Cheap Is Moscow Now?

Old Dec 14, 14, 10:29 pm
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How Cheap Is Moscow Now?

With the currency at 57 to the dollar how great of a time is it to travel? I notice 5* hotels are sub $200 a night where they used to be $500. Like to know other members thought on prices that have traveled there in the last few weeks.
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Old Dec 15, 14, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by nwa330 View Post
With the currency at 57 to the dollar how great of a time is it to travel? I notice 5* hotels are sub $200 a night where they used to be $500. Like to know other members thought on prices that have traveled there in the last few weeks.
Travel there frequently and was there last week. With the fall of the Russian Ruble, hotel and restaurant prices are much more affordable. Definitely worth a visit if it's on your bucket list.
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Old Dec 15, 14, 7:30 am
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Current rate is 60Rub/$. So quite a deal compared to the last few years
For the first February weekend IC Tverskaja is $150/night, HI Suschevskiy is an even better deal at $33. Restaurant prices in roubles have not yet largely increased, though some products under "sanctions" will be expensive or tough to find. But you probably aren't going to Moscow for USDA steaks or French oysters
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Old Dec 15, 14, 9:44 am
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If you want a nice 5* hotel in Moscow, imho, Swissotel beats them all.

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Old Dec 16, 14, 10:28 pm
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69.71 at the moment and falling.

http://www.forexpf.ru/chart/usdrub/

Crazy few days for the currency markets
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Old Dec 16, 14, 11:52 pm
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It's unlikely that the current bonanza on Roubles would be allowed to persist for more than a few days. In the meantime some lucky travelers can probably score spectacular bargains!!! I'd love to hear what people managed to buy during these panic days.
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Old Dec 22, 14, 11:49 pm
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It's unlikely that the current bonanza on Roubles would be allowed to persist for more than a few days. In the meantime some lucky travelers can probably score spectacular bargains!!! I'd love to hear what people managed to buy during these panic days.
what if the Rouble drops to below 117 as those on FoxNews are predicting?
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Old Dec 23, 14, 3:41 am
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what if the Rouble drops to below 117 as those on FoxNews are predicting?
I'd expect that local services and goods with primarily Russian content will be a real bargain. That should include food, lodging, transportation/fuel, local pharmaceuticals/healthcare.
Imports and anything containing internationally traded parts (like cars, electronics) will gradually rise in price to match other countries.

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Old Dec 23, 14, 1:20 pm
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I'd expect that local services and goods with primarily Russian content will be a real bargain. That should include food, lodging, transportation/fuel, local pharmaceuticals/healthcare.
Imports and anything containing internationally traded parts (like cars, electronics) will gradually rise in price to match other countries.
glad that my satellite TV provider has just dumped FoxNews from its channel line-up!
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