A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Moscow vs. Bangkok for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Moscow or Bangkok?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Moscow and Bangkok. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Moscow or Bangkok?

Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and is notable for its important role in history. It's a very sprawling city with many museums and fascinating buildings. Ten percent of Russia's population lives in this capital city and it's a financial and political center for the country. The Moskva River weaves its way through the city and you will find most of the city's sights and attractions on the northern side of the river.

Bangkok

Bangkok: a name synonymous with all things exotic. The vibrant and exciting capital of Thailand is not just a hub for Southeast Asia, but also a destination into itself. Known for an active nightlife and party scene, as well as great food, historic temples, and busy markets, Bangkok offers a diversity to entertain even the most experienced travelers.

Which city is cheaper, Bangkok or Moscow?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Moscow is $77, while the average daily cost in Bangkok is $60. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Moscow and Bangkok in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $48
    Bangkok $33
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $96
    Bangkok $66
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Bangkok

Looking for a hotel in Moscow or Bangkok? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Moscow


Hotels in Bangkok


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Moscow Hotel Prices and Bangkok Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Moscow $7.48
    Bangkok $4.03
Typical Local Transportation prices in Moscow

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Moscow are as follows:


  • Two Metro Passes
    $2.23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow

Also for Moscow, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Arrival Private Transfer Moscow Domodedovo DME to Moscow City by Luxury Car: $124
  • Arrival Private Transfer Moscow Domodedovo DME to Moscow by Luxury Van: $53
  • Arrival Private Transfer Moscow Train Station to Moscow City by Luxury Van: $87
  • Arrival Private Transfer Moscow Vnukovo Airport VKO to Moscow City by Luxury Van: $54
  • Arrival Private Transfer Moscow Vnukovo VKO Airport to Moscow by Luxury Car: $109
  • Departure Private Transfer Moscow City to Moscow Domodedovo DME by Luxury Car: $123
  • Departure Private Transfer Moscow City to Moscow Domodedovo DME by Luxury Van: $59
  • Departure Private Transfer Moscow City to Moscow SVO Airport by Luxury Van: $54
  • Departure Private Transfer Moscow City to Moscow Train Station by Business Car: $38
  • Departure Private Transfer Moscow City to Moscow Train Station by Luxury Car: $87
  • Departure Private Transfer Moscow City to Moscow Train Station by Luxury Van: $87
  • Departure Private Transfer Moscow SVO Airport to Moscow City by Luxury Car: $110

Typical Local Transportation prices in Bangkok

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Bangkok are as follows:


  • Tuk Tuk to bus station
    $2.24
  • Skytrain Ticket
    $4.48
  • Chao Phraya River Express Ticket
    $0.90
  • Ferry Ride
    $0.73
  • Taxi From Airport
    $7.00
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $2.52
  • Boat Taxi
    $1.40
  • Trains to airport
    $4.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bangkok

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bangkok:

  • oneway transfer service Bangkok-Hua hin: $85
  • Transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok Hotel: $45
  • Transfer from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Rayong Province: $99
  • Transfer from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Pattaya: $68
  • Transfer from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Koh Chang: $150
  • Transfer from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to HuaHin: $85
  • Transfer from Don Mueang (DMK) Airport to Bangkok city: $31
  • Transfer from DMK Donmuaeng International Airport to BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport: $34
  • Transfer from Bangkok Hotel to Suvarnabhumi Airport: $45
  • Transfer from Bangkok Airport to Bangkok Hotel by Deluxe Vehicle: $135
  • Transfer from BKK Suvarnabhumi International Airport to khao Yai National Park: $85
  • Transfer from BKK Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Pattaya City: $55

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Bangkok?

Prices for flights to both Bangkok and Moscow change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Moscow $17
    Bangkok $15
Typical Food prices in Moscow

For Moscow, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for Two
    $9.09
  • Lunch in the Center Market
    $4.96
  • Breakfast for 2
    $17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Moscow

For Moscow, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Virtual Home Cooking with Russian Family: $22
  • Moscow Food Tour: $67
  • An evening at the monastery with dinner: $80
  • An Evening at the Monastery with Dinner: $85
  • Traditional Russian Cooking Class and Meal in Moscow with a Friendly Local: $91
  • Private Market Tour and Traditional Russian Cooking Class in Moscow: $101
  • Food Tour: $102
  • Traditional Russian Cooking Class and Meal in a Local Home in Moscow: $117
  • Traditional French-Russian Dinner in a Local's Home: $118
  • Moscow Metro and Russian Dinner Private tour: $127
  • Moscow River Cruise with Dinner and Lively Firework with a Private Guide: $133
  • Private food tour: Russian culinary culture: $144

Typical Food prices in Bangkok

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Bangkok:


  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe (for Two)
    $25
  • Casual Lunch of Prawns (for Two)
    $5.60
  • 2 Rotis (Bread)
    $1.26
  • Mango & Sticky Rice
    $0.84
  • Lunch at KFC (for Two)
    $5.60
  • Pad Thai
    $1.96
  • Airport Lunch for 2
    $15
  • Lunch for 2
    $21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bangkok

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bangkok.

  • Silom Village Authentic Thai Dinner and Performance Ticket: $17
  • Luxurious Afternoon Tea or Dinner at the Erawan Tea Rooms: $26
  • Skip the Line: Baiyoke Sky Hotel Observation Deck Ticket with Lunch or Dinner: $26
  • Bangkok Thai Classical Dance with Thai Set Dinner Ticket: $27
  • 2-Hour Dinner & Shows on White Orchid River Cruise: $30
  • Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show With Optional Dinner & Transfers: $31
  • Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show Tour With Optional Dinner.: $31
  • Skip the Line:Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show Ticket w/(optional) Dinner &Transfers: $32
  • Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River in Bangkok (Optional Transfers): $34
  • Bangkok Dinner Cruise on Chao Phraya River: $34
  • Bangkok White Orchid Dinner Cruise: $34
  • Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River: $34

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Moscow $19
    Bangkok $11
Typical Entertainment prices in Moscow

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Moscow's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Theater Tickets
    $19
  • Kremlin Entry (2)
    $17

Tours and Activities in Moscow

For Moscow, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Moscow classical tour: $6.38
  • Admission ticket to Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve: $7.02
  • Tsaritsyno Museum entrance ticket: $8.14
  • Admission ticket to the The Museum of Cosmonautics: $11
  • The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Admission Ticket: $12
  • Admission ticket to the State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow: $13
  • The Museum of Victory Admission Ticket: $13
  • Guided Metro Tour by Night: $14
  • Admission ticket to the Tochka-G Museum of Erotic Art, Moscow: $14
  • Admission ticket to Gallery of the European and American XIX-XX centuries art: $14
  • Tretyakov Gallery Admission Ticket: $16
  • Admission ticket to the New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow: $17

Typical Entertainment prices in Bangkok

Here are a few typical costs in Bangkok for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Movie Ticket
    $4.48
  • Grand Palace Entrance Ticket
    $9.81
  • Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) Ticket
    $1.40
  • Dusit Zoo Entrance Fee (for Two)
    $5.60
  • Club Cover Charge
    $11
  • Thai Boxing Tickets (for Two)
    $67
  • Fish Pedicure
    $4.20
  • Wat Pho entrance ticket
    $2.80
  • Siriraj Museum (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Bangkok

Here are a few actual costs in Bangkok for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • "Phra Nakorn Khiri and Kui Buri adventure in 1 day" (Private trip): $322
  • "Two Day one Night for River Kwai Adventure" (Private): $442
  • 04 DAYS CENTRAL HIGHLIGHTS - Joint Tour: $692
  • 1-day Bangkok Old Town Tuk Tuk Tour - Sawasdee Tuk Tuk: $102
  • 10 Hours Private Tour Ayuttaya: $140
  • 11-Day Thailand Tour to Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phuket: $2,921
  • 12-Day Tour Through Cambodia from Bangkok to Saigon: $1,165
  • 2 Days Private Tour To Ayutthaya' World Heritage Site: $428
  • 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok: $262
  • 2-Day River Kwai Floathouse Experience from Bangkok: $346
  • 2-Day River Kwai Jungle Rafts Experience from Bangkok: $231
  • 2-Day River Kwai and Kanchanaburi Tour from Bangkok: $228

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $9.61
    Bangkok $6.68

Sample the Local Flavors in Moscow

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Moscow:

  • Pub Crawl by Soviet Van: $76
  • Pub Crawl Moscow Guided Tour in Classic Soviet Van: $79
  • Private Wine Tour in Moscow with History, Architecture and Friendly Local Guide: $121

Typical Alcohol prices in Bangkok

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Bangkok are as follows:


  • Beer
    $1.12


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Moscow and Bangkok, we can see that Moscow is more expensive. And not only is Bangkok much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Moscow is in Europe and Bangkok is in Asia, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Bangkok would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Bangkok and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Moscow would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Moscow than you might in Bangkok.


When is the best time to visit Moscow or Bangkok?

Moscow has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Bangkok experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Moscow or Bangkok in the Summer?

Both Bangkok and Moscow during the summer are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Bangkok throughout the year.

Moscow is cooler than Bangkok in the summer. The temperature in Moscow is usually 19°C (67°F) in July, and Bangkok stays around 29°C (84°F).

Bangkok gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Moscow usually gets less rain in July than Bangkok. Moscow gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 155 mm (6.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Moscow 19°C (67°F) 
    Bangkok 29°C (84°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Bangkok in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Moscow and Bangkok. Plenty of visitors come to Bangkok because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In the autumn, Moscow is much colder than Bangkok. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Moscow in October are around 6°C (43°F), and Bangkok is about 28°C (83°F).

Bangkok receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Moscow usually receives less rain than Bangkok. Moscow gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 242 mm (9.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn. November to February in Bangkok is the dry season. Also, May to October is the rainy season in Bangkok.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Moscow 6°C (43°F) 
    Bangkok 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Bangkok in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Moscow as well as Bangkok. Bangkok attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

It's quite cold in Moscow in the winter. In January, Moscow is generally much colder than Bangkok. Temperatures in Moscow average around -8°C (17°F), and Bangkok stays around 27°C (80°F).

Moscow usually gets more rain in January than Bangkok. Moscow gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year. Also, November to February in Bangkok is the dry season.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Moscow -8°C (17°F) 
    Bangkok 27°C (80°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Bangkok in the Spring?

Both Bangkok and Moscow are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Bangkok throughout the year.

Moscow is much colder than Bangkok in the spring. The temperature in Moscow is usually 7°C (45°F) in April, and Bangkok stays around 31°C (87°F).

In April, Moscow usually receives less rain than Bangkok. Moscow gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Bangkok receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring. The rainy season in Bangkok is May to October.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Moscow 7°C (45°F) 
    Bangkok 31°C (87°F)

Typical Weather for Bangkok and Moscow

Moscow Bangkok
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -8°C (17°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Feb -7°C (20°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 28°C (82°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Mar -1°C (30°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 29°C (85°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 31°C (87°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 30°C (86°F) 220 mm (8.7 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 29°C (85°F) 149 mm (5.9 in)
Jul 19°C (67°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 29°C (84°F) 155 mm (6.1 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 29°C (84°F) 197 mm (7.8 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 28°C (83°F) 344 mm (13.5 in)
Oct 6°C (43°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 28°C (83°F) 242 mm (9.5 in)
Nov -0°C (32°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 27°C (81°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Dec -5°C (23°F) 52 mm (2 in) 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)


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