Budget planning tool
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Planning your trip to Russia
Holiday Budget Calculator
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
About the currency
Coins and notes
The ruble is subdivided into 100 kopeks (sometimes written askopecks or copecks). After the Soviet Union collapsed in spectacular fashion, the Russian Federation introduced new coins and banknotes. Today, Russian coins are circulated in 1 kopek, 5 kopek, 10 kopek, 50 kopek, 1 ruble, 2 ruble, 5 ruble and 10 ruble denominations. Banknotes in denominations of 5 ruble, 10 ruble, 50 ruble, 100 ruble, 500 ruble, 1,000 ruble and 5,000 ruble are in circulation.
Facts about the currency
- In addition to being the official currency of Russia, the ruble is also used in the two partially recognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
- The ruble was the currency of the Russian Empire and of the Soviet Union before its dissolution.
- Belarus and Transnistria use currencies with the same name.
Need help making sense of the Russian ruble exchange rate? Check out the chart to see how the two currencies compare. Political and world events can cause rates to fluctuate, so if you’re trying to budget your spending money, you may also find it helpful to sign up for currency alerts.