Moscow Tourism, Russia

Visit Moscow - Best of Moscow

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 63.88 (High)
    • Water Pollution 53.38 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.87 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.96 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.98 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45.96 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.16 (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 35.34 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.3 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.2 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 77.83 (High)
    • Car Stealing 41.55 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.58 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.73 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 42.29 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.64 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.24 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.27 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.47 (Moderate)
  • Living in Moscow - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Moscow is 99.52 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 55.54 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 55.16 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 63.04 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 54.15 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.55 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.79 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 19.95 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 59.64 (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 6.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.9 USD

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

Moscow Travel Guides

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Moscow Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Moscow

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