In Russia many things are cheaper. For example in the U.S. you can go to the store and get about 10-20 items for about 20-40 dollars. But in Russia you can get all the same items for about half the cost. Things like hotels, apartments, shoes, and electronics cost less here than in the U.S. This is mainly due to the lower cost of gas and oil here and in the U.S. because oil is one of the main things that drives the Russian rubles value.
Posted in Jake's Blog.