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Moscow, the capital of Russia, is situated in a slightly hilly area on the banks of the Moskva River, which runs through the large East European Plain, sometimes called simply the Russian Plain. 

The northernmost megalopolis on Earth, Moscow is the most populous European city with population of around 11 million, and the fifth largest city proper in the world. According to Forbes 2011, the Russian Capital boasts the highest number of billionaires in the world.

The grandiose city of Moscow is the major political, economic and financial centre of Russia. Rich historical and cultural heritage with numerous astonishing sights makes Moscow extremely attractive for tourists, as well as for artists and scientists. Each one of you should visit Moscow at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Moscow.

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Facts and Stats for Moscow*

  • Pollution Statistics in Moscow

    Know the pollution level of Moscow before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 63.31 (High)
    • Water Pollution 53.02 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.77 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.62 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.29 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.64 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.98 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.85 (Low)
  • Moscow: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.97 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.27 (High)
    • Car Stealing 43.08 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.68 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.25 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.66 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.64 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.43 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.06 (Moderate)
  • Living in Moscow - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Moscow is 89.02 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 54.02 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 62.25 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 54.41 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.81 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.63 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.14 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49.45 (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 Moscow

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.72 USD

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

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