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Cost of living in Russia for Indian Students: Accommodation, Food, Transportation etc.

Cost of Living in Russia for Indian Students: Russia is the largest country in a group called the Commonwealth of Independent States, which has 21 members. Not only does Russia have a Culturally rich Environment, It covers a huge area from Eastern Europe to North Asia. It reaches from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south.

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Russia is also one of the places famous for its education in the world. Many students every year, from all around the world, go to Russia for their education, Including Indians. If you, too, are someone who wants to Study Courses such as Engineering, Accounting, architecture or MBBS in Russia (which you will get admission for after NEET), whether It is an undergraduate or Postgraduate, and wants to know the Cost of Living in Russia for Indian students, then this article is for you.

Why Study in Russia?

Before you get to know the Cost of living in Russia for Indian Students. You must know if Russia is the Country for you Individually. Here are some points about why Russia could be a desirable country for you to study in.

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  • Russia has some of the best universities in the world in major fields.
  • Most universities have low fees making it affordable for students.
  • Degrees from Russian Universities have global acceptance.
  • The admission process in most universities is very smooth, making it convenient for students at the time of admission.
  • Russia has some of the most world-class facilities.
  • In major universities, students are taught the course in English so that students don’t have any problems in smoothly pursuing their courses.

Disadvantages of studying in Russia

Here are some issues that you can face while studying in Russia or why Russia, as a country, might not be suitable for you:

  • Students outside of Classrooms and Colleges might find it difficult with other people due to the language barrier.
  • Students might find it difficult to live due to the extreme Climatic Conditions in Russia.
  • Getting adjusted to Russian cuisine might be a challenge for Indian students as they are used to a different sort of flavour.
  • Indian students in Russia may struggle with adjusting to different holiday schedules compared to those in India. It will require flexibility when planning academic and travel schedules.

Cost of Living in Russia for Indian Students

Now that you have learned the pros and cons of studying in Russia and If, even after learning the disadvantages you still want to study in Russia, Let’s move forward with knowing the cost of living in Russia for Indian students or International students. Here are some things in which major expenses of students will be spent. let’s have a look at it.

AccommodationFood
TransportationHealthcare
UtilitiesEntertainment and Leisure

Accommodation

  • The expenses of the University dormitory will vary from university to university but the average expense of the dormitory that a student will need to give is 5000 – 8000 INR.
  • If a student wants to live away from the campus the charges might be different from that in a dormitory. The charges will go up to 20,000 – 22,000 INR.

Utilities

  • It is important to note that utilities might not be covered along with accommodation, so when go for accommodation, you must check if Utilities are also covered in it.
  • Though, If you cannot find accommodation that covers Utilities, they will cost you, on average, around this:
Expenses (In USD)Per Month
Electricity50-100
Heating50-100
Internet45-50

Food

  • The Cost of Food will always differ based on the City that you’re living in. If you, let’s suppose, are living in a big city like Moscow or Vladivostok, the prices will be higher than those in a small city.
  • Average Food charges, monthly, will cost you somewhere around 10,000 – 20,000.

Transport

  • It is to be noted that the prices might change based on the city the student is living in. Cities like Moscow might cost you more when travelling than small cities. A single trip on a train will cost on average 57 RUB.
  • You can also purchase a 60-journer travel card which will cost 2500-3000 INR though you can purchase it at a rate of 500-600 INR through concession.

Healthcare

  • Every student must have a Health Insurance after going to Russia. It will be a great help for anyone, especially a student, at difficult times as you will get care at Hospitals and health centres when your close ones are not around.
  • For International Students Health Insurance ranges from 7000-9000 INR which will cover around 20,000-25,000 INR.

There are some other things too where you will find the need to spend the money such as Miscellaneous Expenses, Entertainment and Leisure but those things will depend on you and the amount of money you want to or will spend on it.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Part-time Jobs allowed while studying in University?

Yes, Students are allowed to do Part-time Jobs, However, the work should be related to their studies and must not hamper their studies. The Cost of Living in Russia for Indian Students can be managed this way.

What is the exact Cost of Living in Russia for Indian Students?

The exact Cost of Living in Russia for Indian Students may vary from Universities and the place that you’re living in. Other factors such as Transport and Food are also there so an exact amount cannot be stated.

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