The official currency is the Rouble (RUB), which is divided into 100 kopeks. Most major international credit cards are accepted in larger establishements. Currency can be changed at banks, currency exchange booths and hotels. ATMs are widely available in major cities. It is hard to get roubles outside Russia and travellers are advised to take good condition US dollars or Euro notes to change once there.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Russia||RUB 1||RUB 5||RUB 10||RUB 100||RUB 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.03||A$ 0.15||A$ 0.30||A$ 3.03||A$ 30.35|
|Canada||C$ 0.03||C$ 0.16||C$ 0.32||C$ 3.19||C$ 31.92|
|Ireland||€ 0.02||€ 0.12||€ 0.25||€ 2.47||€ 24.70|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.04||NZ$ 0.20||NZ$ 0.39||NZ$ 3.94||NZ$ 39.40|
|South Africa||R 0.26||R 1.32||R 2.64||R 26.43||R 264.33|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.02||£ 0.10||£ 0.20||£ 2.04||£ 20.42|
|United States of America||US$ 0.03||US$ 0.16||US$ 0.31||US$ 3.13||US$ 31.26|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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