Basic expenses while studying in Russia

NovSU International Students

A student in Russia needs $200-250 per month on average or $2000-2500 per academic year (September to June). It's better to bring about $200-300 with you for extra expenses like medical insurance, living arrangements in an apartment or dormitory (buying dishes, bed linen and detergents), and to purchase some books.

 Basic expenses while studying in Russia:

  • education;
  • accommodation;
  • medical insurance;
  • food expenses;
  • transport;
  • mobile services, internet;
  • clothes;
  • cultural leisure activities;
  • sport;
  • entertainment.

Average expenses for students in Veliky Novgorod:

Dormitory – 1449 rubles (~$20)

Food – 7 587 rubles (~$100)

Transport – 1 270 rubles (~$16)

Internet, mobile services – 800 rubles (~$11)

Cultural, sport and other activities – 4000 rubles (~$57)

TOTAL: 15 157 rubles (~$200).