Barnaul Tourism, Russia

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Barnaul (Russian: Барнаул; IPA: [bərnɐˈul]) is a city and the administrative center of Altai Krai, Russia, located at the confluence of the Barnaulka River into the Ob River in the West Siberian Plain. At the end of 2015, the city had a population above 700,000 people, making it the 21st largest city in Russia. The population of the Barnaul metropolitan area is estimated to be over 1.14 million. Barnaul was founded in 1730 as a settlement to serve a silver smeltmill owned by Akinfiy Demidov of the prominent Demidov industrialist family, and was incorporated as a city in 1771. Now it is one of the largest industrial, cultural and university centres in Siberia.


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Facts and Stats for Barnaul*

  • Barnaul: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Barnaul for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barnaul.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Barnaul - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 79.69 (High)
    • Climate Index 16.93 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.27 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.94 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Barnaul

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Barnaul

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.31 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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