Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to tip in bars/restaurants?

Tipping is encouraged, although it is not necessary. It is not included in the check and is usually 5-10%. Tipping is allowed only in cash.

Q: What is the weather like in summer?

It’s foggy in June, rainy in July, and hot and sunny in August and September.

Q: What is the population of Primorskiy region?

In 2015, the population of Primorskiy region is 1 933 308 people.

Q: Do ATMs take Visa, Master Card and UnionPay?

All ATMs take Visa and Master Card. Some take American Express and UnionPay, and other companies.

Q: Where can I change the money?

You can change money in any bank in Vladivostok. Also, there are a few money exchange offices. If you want to change a big amount, bring a passport or other ID. Be careful and don’t  change money on the street. It is illegal and you are likely to become a victim of fraud.

Q: How much does the taxi cost?

Average cost of a taxi ride is 300 roubles.

Q: What is the cost of one meal?

You can eat for 5 - 10 € in a cafe or a fast-food restaurant. A check in a restaurant is 15€ and above.

Q: What is the area of Primorskiy region?

The area of Primorskiy region is 165,9 thousands of square kilometers.

Q: Is tap water safe?

The condition of water supply system in Vladivostok and region, as in most Russian cities, is far from perfect, so drinking unboiled tap water is not recommended. It is best to use bottled water for drinking .

Q: Which currencies can I get in an ATM in Vladivostok?

All ATMs work with rubles and US dollars, and about half of them - with euros.

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