Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the best way to bring money - cash or card?

Both is fine. If you use cards, there might be a transfer fee, and an not the best exchange rate. Other than that, it’s ok.

Q: When does the swimming season start?

It starts in June and finishes in the end of September. Although some people swim all year round. Still, the most comfortable time is August and September.

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: What is the population of Primorskiy region?

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

Q: What is the area of Primorskiy region?

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

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: What is the weather like in summer?

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

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.

Q: How much does the taxi cost?

Average cost of a taxi ride is 300 roubles.

Q: What’s the time zone in Primorye?

The time zone is the same as in Sydney: UTC+10:00. In Russia we have a difference from Moscow time and it is MSK+7.

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