Moscow is arguably the largest city in Europe, and certainly the largest in Russia. It has a lot of history, architecture, and culture to see. On top of that, it’s absolutely massive. A lot of people live there already, but many more are moving to Moscow every day. In case you were curious about the prices of real estate in Moscow, we did the research for you. Do keep in mind that the ruble changes in value a lot, so prices are often moving up and down.
City Center – 351 710 rubles per m2
Surprisingly, the city center is not the most expensive district in Moscow. It’s still very expensive and certain apartments with a nice view can be very costly, but there are even more affluent neighborhoods. You won’t find many locals living here, as it is touristy, crowded, and somewhat inconvenient to live in. If you insist on being close to the Kremlin, the museums or some of the more popular bars, it’s a nice area, but rich people choose different parts of town.
Tverskoy – 352 670 rubles per m2
Tverskoy is the district just north of the city center. It’s very well connected to the rest of the city, through the metro and a few big streets and boulevards. It’s close to the inner city and the things of interest there, but it is a residential area, where normal people live. Of course, it is affluent and fancy, but not touristy. There are a couple of museums, some parks and gardens and a lot of restaurants and bars. If you are looking for a nice, central area of Moscow, Tverskoy is the place for you.
Arbat – 362 200 rubles per m2
The Arbat Street is the largest shopping street in Moscow. It’s wide and long and when the weather is nice it’s crowded with people. Think about La Rambla in Barcelona. The whole area is crowded with tourists and locals, which can be annoying, but there are a lot of shops and restaurants and cafes around. However, it is a very commercial and corporate bunch of shops and restaurants and there are other parts of Moscow that have a more Russian and local culture to give you. If you are just visiting for a few days, this is a good place, but there are better spots to live in.
Yakimanka – 373 600 rubles per m2
Yakimanka is located to the south of the Moscow city center. It’s very residential and where many of the older, more wealthy Moscow residents choose to live. Here you will find a huge park, the riverbank, and a generally peaceful and quiet atmosphere. A lot of families choose to live here, and there is also a large hospital in the area, which many people see as a benefit. On top of that, the area has a lot of cool things to do and see, and most of the tourists skip Yakimanka, which locals like.