Last updated on Apr 22, 2023
Summary: People often describe Moscow, Russia as a vibrant and exciting city with a rich cultural history. Expats love the city's vibrant nightlife, its many cultural attractions, and its diverse international population. The weather in Moscow is typically cold in the winter, with temperatures ranging from -4 to -14 degrees Fahrenheit, and mild in the summer, with temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 to $3,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Moscow is typically around $1,000 to $1,500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost around $1,500 to $2,500 per month. The approximate population of Moscow is 12.6 million people.
What do I need to know about living in Moscow?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Moscow, they said:
"Before retiring in Moscow, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than in many other countries. It is important to research the visa requirements and to make sure that all necessary documents are in order. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language and culture, as well as the healthcare system. It is also important to research the availability of housing and to make sure that the area is safe and secure. Finally, expats should be aware of the climate and the potential for extreme weather conditions," said one expat who made the move to Moscow.
What do I need to know before moving to Moscow?
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.