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Friday, February 15, 2013

Modern Russian money

The unit of currency of Russia is the ruble. One ruble is equal to 100 kopecks. Now used coins  in denominations 1, 5, 10, 50 kopecks and coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10 rubles. So look modern Russian kopecks. 

photo all modern Russian coins 1,5,10,50 kopeks
And here is a modern Russian rubles in coins.

Coins of 1 and 5 kopecks are practically not used. gradually cease to be used coins of 10 and 50 kopecks. Probably the smallest coin, for which you can buy something it's a coin of 1 ruble. For example, 1 ruble worth a box of matches.

In addition, in Russia now used such banknotes: 5, 10, 50, 100, 1000, 5000 rubles. The banknote in 5 rubles now replaced by a similar coin and is very rarely used. The banknote of 10 rubles is gradually being replaced at  the coin.

What you can buy at 5 rubles? For five Russian rubles you can buy a small bar of chocolate or you can buy ballpoint pen, or this money will suffice for short local call by the cell phone (2-3 minute). 

What you can buy at 10 rubles? For ten Russian rubles you can buy a small bun or newspaper.  

50 rubles it's a bottle of beer and chips (local production) or it's 2-3 trips by bus on city.

For 100 rubles it is possible to buy a double cheeseburger with small bottle of cola or a luminescent energy-saving lamp or charger for mobile phone.

500 rubles is enough for 2 bottles of vodka, juice (2 liter), two kilograms of apples, bread (750 grams) and tea in pack (100  grams) or for that money you can buy a cheap cell phone.

The dinner in inexpensive cafe or restaurant on the average costs 1000 rubles. Or for the same money it is possible to buy ticket on the train from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

The minimum subsistence level in Russia about 5000 rubles (on this money it is possible to live about a month). Certainly, this doesn't include payment for the apartment, electricity and water.
5000 rubles will suffice for hotel accommodation within 2 days (hotel of 2 stars).

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