Shopping in Irkutsk

While Irkutsk is a very affordable city there are still many ways to shop that can save money while maintaining quality. I am very frugal and am able to stay within my budget every week...

My Budget in Irkutsk

My Budget for Irkutsk Fall, 2017 Irkutsk is a very affordable city especially in comparison to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and American cities. Most students in Irkutsk can live on average of 30-50 dollars per week....

My Fall Budget for Kyiv, Ukraine

My Fall Budget for Kyiv, Ukraine PCON Program, Fall 2017 Whenever I prepare to move to a new city, I always have a general idea of how much my monthly expenses will be. Most of...

My Budget in Irkutsk

Irkutsk is theoretically a perfectly affordable city—cheaper than Moscow and big cities in the US—but it was pricier than I expected, and I had to watch my spending more than I did in Bishkek. The...

My Budget in Bishkek

I have generally found Bishkek to be a really cheap city to live in (with the caveat that I’m from New York, and I find most cities to be pretty cheap!). I’ve often been surprised...

My Student Budget for Moscow, Summer 2016

Note: When this article was written, the conversion rate was $1 USD to 65 RUB. Hello everyone, I’m Jack. I studied with SRAS’s 2016 summer language program in Moscow. Living here can be expensive or...

Planning Your Moscow Student Budget

Moscow Student Budgets I spent about $100 a week on food and incidentals Prior to arriving in Russia, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect in terms of the money I’d be spending on a...

Cost of Living in Vladivostok

Cost of living in Vladivostok is cheaper in almost all cases than similar items or services in the Southeastern United States. The downturn in the value of the ruble over the past two years has...

The Cost of Living and Apartment Hunting in Warsaw

On basically every front, living in Warsaw is extremely affordable for students. The prices for nearly everything here are drastically lower than in the states, and the dollar goes pretty far in zloty. One of...

Finding an Apartment in Moscow

At the end of my term as a participant in the SRAS NGO and Cultural Internship program in Moscow, I have decided to continue my stay in Moscow independently. As just one part of my...

12 Cheap Theaters in Moscow

12 Cheap Theaters in Moscow including the Chekhov Art, Satiricon, Lenkom, and Sovremenik Theaters This information originally appeared in Russian on minimum-price.ru Translation provided by Michael Smeltzer Which Moscow theaters offer the lowest prices? Most...