Moscow is a city of contrasts where alongside fancy world-famous cafes and restaurants one can find many budget-friendly places. Here is the list of some good cafeterias with prices for coffee lower than 200 rubles:

Grocery Stores

There are many chain stores in Moscow offering food and home care goods. Here are some of the most popular stores, from money-saving and more expensive ones.






To open a bank account or make a payment, you will need a notarized translation of your passport and registration.
Not many banks have English-speaking personnel, so be prepared to use some basic Russian to explain what you need.
The banks are usually open from 9 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Here are some of the popular banks:

  • Sberbank 

  • Raiffeisen Bank 


  • VTB 



You can find a pharmacy almost at every street. There are a number of medicines, such as headache or cough remedies, that you can buy without a medical prescription. However, the patient information leaflets of the medicines are printed in Russian, therefore you must first consult your physician for recommendations.

  • Rigla

  • 36.6 


  • Gorzdrav