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Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhegorodskaya Oblast', Russia
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How much does it cost to travel to Nizhny Novgorod?

You should plan to spend around $30 (₽2,846) per day on your vacation in Nizhny Novgorod. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $9.51 (₽888) on meals
  • $1.19 (₽111) on local transportation
  • $40 (₽3,696) on hotels

A one week trip to Nizhny Novgorod for two people costs, on average, $427 (₽39,848). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Nizhny Novgorod cost?

A one week trip to Nizhny Novgorod usually costs around $213 (₽19,924) for one person and $427 (₽39,848) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Nizhny Novgorod on average costs around $427 (₽39,848) for one person and $854 (₽79,697) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Nizhny Novgorod will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Nizhny Novgorod on average costs around $915 (₽85,389) for one person and $1,830 (₽170,778) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Nizhny Novgorod has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Nizhny Novgorod expensive to visit?

Nizhny Novgorod is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Russia, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Nizhny Novgorod in depth.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Nizhny Novgorod is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Europe for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Nizhny Novgorod.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Nizhny Novgorod Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Nizhny Novgorod?

The average Nizhny Novgorod trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Nizhny Novgorod travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 3,696 ($40)
Local Transportation 1 111 ($1)
Food 2 888 ($10)
Entertainment 1 158 ($2)
Alcohol 2 110 - 329 ($1 - 4)
Accommodation Budget in Nizhny Novgorod
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Nizhny Novgorod is $20 (₽1,848). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Nizhny Novgorod is $40 (₽3,696). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Nizhny Novgorod

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Transportation Budget in Nizhny Novgorod
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Nizhny Novgorod is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $1.19 (₽111) per person, per day, on local transportation in Nizhny Novgorod.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Nizhny Novgorod
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Rental Cars in Nizhny Novgorod
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Food Budget in Nizhny Novgorod
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Nizhny Novgorod can vary, the average cost of food in Nizhny Novgorod is $9.51 (₽888) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Nizhny Novgorod should cost around $3.81 (₽355) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Nizhny Novgorod is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Nizhny Novgorod
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  • Entertainment and activities in Nizhny Novgorod typically cost an average of $1.69 (₽158) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Nizhny Novgorod
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  • The average person spends about $2.35 (₽219) on alcoholic beverages in Nizhny Novgorod per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Nizhny Novgorod On a Budget
Nizhny Novgorod Novgorod, Russia
Nizhny Novgorod, commonly referred to as simply Nizhny, is the fifth largest city in Russia. It has a population of over 1.2 million and it is the primary economic and cultural center for the Volga region. The city dates back to 1221 and it sits at the intersection of the Volga and Oka Rivers. It became popular with tourists back in 1817 when the Makaryev Monastery Fair was moved to the city. The city continued to grow in popularity and by the middle of the 19th century it was a major trade center for the country. During the Soviet Union times the city became an industrial center as trade connections were abandoned.

Nizhny has a humid continental climate that is comparable to that of Moscow. It does stay colder during the winter months and snow is typically on the ground between late November and late March. The average high temperature during the month of July is 25 degrees Celsius and the average low during the month of January is -12 degrees Celsius.
At the historical center of Nizhny is the Kremlin. There you will find a church, a war monument that has a eternal flame, and an art museum. There are also some good views of the river. You can walk on the wall only between May 1st and October 1st. Museums around town include the House of Writer, Maxim Gorky, the Flat of Andrey Sakhorov, the father of the H-bomb, the Russian Museum of Photography, the Museum of Seam Engines, the Museum of Prison (Nizhegorodsky Ostrog), and the History Museum of GAZ. Famous monuments around town include the monument to Valery Chkalov, a test pilot who flew from Moscow to Vancouver through the North Pole, Maxim Gorky, Alexander Pushkin, and Prince George and Saint Simon of Suzdal.
Nizhny Novgorod is split into two sections by the Oka River. On the eastern sidy is the hilly Upper City and on the western side is the Lower City. The Upper City has three districts which include Nizhegorodsky, Prioksky, and Sovetsky. Nizhegorodsky is at the historical and administrative heart of the city. The Lower City has five different districts. These include Kanavinsky, Moskovsky, Sormovsky, Avtozavodsky, and Leninsky. The city's main train station is located in Kanavinsky. This is also the site of the Nizhny Novgorod Fair.

There are a variety of activities that you can enjoy in Nizhny. There's a new cable car that goes from Nizhny to Bor on the other side of the river. You might have some trouble finding the station but just follow the river until you find the station in a newly built building. Once you get to Bor there want be much to do, but there is a good view so it's worth the trip.
Food and Dining
There is a reasonable diversity of food options available around the city. In addition to typical Russian food, there are a good number of international options including Italian, Japanese (with several sushi places) and Chinese, among others. If you're really desperate for some fast food from home, then there are a couple of McDonalds as well. There is one in Gorky Square, one in front of Moskovsky Railway Station, one near Park Kultury of Avtozavod, and one in MEGA shopping Mall. For affordable and decent Russian food head to Goriachy Obed, which is located at the Medical Street Station at Gagarin Prospect. They do close at 4 pm, but they have typical Russian food for a very cheap price.

There are a variety of forms of public transportation in Nizhny including the underground, trams, buses and trolleybuses. The Underground has two lines that cross at the Moskovskaya Station. The first line starts at Burevestnik and the second at Park Kultury. The trams began operation in 1896 and now there are about 30 lines that make their way around the city. Trolleybuses have about 25 lines and buses have around 80 routes that are government operated. There is also a private bus company called marshrutnoe, or marshrutka. They are smaller and do not stop at every stop. If you wish to get off then you must signal to the driver.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.