Question by bethany: How big is the currency difference between US and Russia?
I plan on making a trip to Russia within the next couple of years and I was talking to an online Russian friend and he mentioned ‘the level of life is so much lower than America’ and to be honest I never really thought about that. I feel like an idiot for that not crossing my mind! Anyway i was wondering how big the difference is. Like 20 dollars here is what there? Or.. what is alot there? Any information on it really.
Answer by jellybeancounter
Firstly, I believe your friend was trying to say that the quality of life in Russia is far below the quality of life in the US.
I like using this site for currency rates: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ As of now, 1 USD is equivalent to about 31 rubles.
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