Question by guest: How much money do i need for a stay in saint petersburg Russia?
four days to about a weeks stay.
I have my flight+hotel booked already.
How much do you think i will need for food/fun/etc?
Im not very materialistic and just want to look at the museums.
Also, any advice/dangers i should know of?
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Answer by Anatoli
You can feel reasonably well for about $ 30-40 for food. Museums and theaters (music and ballet) are about $ 50-150 per ticket. Transport is negligible.Basically prices are very similar or lower than in Europe. Just step off of the main streets and avoid tourist rip-off.
Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are at every second corner.
Do not carry more cash than you need for the day. Watch your belongings all the time. Do not carry expensive cameras and other valuables in your back pack. Keep you wallet in a pocket where you can feel it. Use ATM at your hotel, not on the street, unless it’s absolutely crucial, in which case withdraw a small amount of money ($ 100). Set daily withdrawal limit on your card and have another one (keep it in hotel). Carry your passport with you and keep a copy at hotel.
Do not be afraid to take subway – you will be rewarded by seeing something you have never seen before.
Consider a Russian speaking guide: whatever you spend on the service you will save by avoiding paying too much for food and services.
Do not expect taxi driver to speak any language, but Russian. $ 10 for taxi should get you around downtown. Ask for price in advance. 🙂
Battleship Potemkin has never been in St Pete. 🙂
Answer by Iceman
4 days, meaning (hopefully) the Hermitage, a trip to Peterhoff, the Ballet and a tour of the canals. Plus just having fun around the city.
Figure conservatively at $ 125 per day. You can cut corners (and have a great meal) by not going to a huge restaurant but rather to a pancake shop or an artists cafe. Trust me you will walk, and that’s half the fun in that city. The battleship Potemkin is a great photo op and is free to board. A lot of the buildings can be wandered around in, but at $ 125 you will have a great trip.
Answer by Wave2012
You need the same money as in any big town of Europe or USA.
Prices are approximately the same.
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