Moscow was once a permanent fixture atop lists of Europe’s most expensive cities, but falling oil prices sent the ruble tumbling in 2014, drastically reducing its value. Now, Moscow is one of Europe’s cheapest cities for Americans to visit. Take advantage of the favorable exchange rate by booking a ticket to the Bolshoi Theater, spending a day at the lavish Sanduny Bathhouses, or simply touring the Kremlin and Red Square to get a feel for what makes the Russian capital tick.
- 700 ruble bottle of wine Cost in March 2014: $20 / Cost in March 2015: $11
- 1,800 ruble dinner for two Cost in March 2014: $50 / Cost in March 2015: $29
- 5,300 ruble hotel room Cost in March 2014: $149 / Cost in March 2015: $86