How do ordinary people live in Moscow?


Moscow is a city for active people, the dream of many Russians and not only. The capital receives millions of visitors every year. Most of them expect to get rich, the rest - to find happiness and the meaning of life. In pursuit of the dream, not everyone understands that living and working in Moscow is not as easy as it seems. How do ordinary people live in Moscow?


Who are Muscovites

The native of the capital is considered a person, three generations of whose close relatives were born in this city. As a rule, he already got his own housing, often not even the only apartment. Muscovites have a specific reprimand, they stretch the sound "a" in words. You can also recognize a native Muscovite by talking about the capital, they are usually well-read and know the geography of the city perfectly well. They can hold a small tour, they know many cozy cafes and interesting places in the city.

There is a new generation of Muscovites - "zero". These are those who in the 2000s moved to the capital, took a mortgage and extinguished it, or almost extinguished it. A rare exception is those who bought housing without a loan.

Outside the capital, citizens frankly dislike. The reason for this is considered rude, cynicism, greed of Muscovites, it is believed that it is good and easy to live in Moscow. In fact, it turns out that visitors from different parts of Russia who call themselves Muscovites often have similar character traits. In this way they are trying to cause envy among their fellow countrymen. Although this fact does not deny the presence of unscrupulous in relation to the surrounding native Muscovites. People are different. But the overwhelming majority of Russian citizens at least once thought about how to move to live in Moscow.

For those who have relatives in Moscow, it is useful to remember that we should not count on their endless hospitality and bottomless wallet. Muscovites are quite closed with regard to the adoption of relatives and friends on their territory. First, because they themselves when visiting relatives prefer not to strain them with their presence and rent a house. And secondly, despite wages higher than the average in the region, they also have their families and plans for this money. Prices in Moscow are much higher than outside.

Consider the points of all the pleasures of life in the capital, how people live in Moscow, why Moscow may never become a home.


The main reason why people decide to move to Moscow is the opportunity. The capital attracts young people in pursuit of fame and money, older people are looking for stability and confidence in the future. Work for Muscovites is rather a routine matter. Many work in state-owned enterprises and in government agencies. They get there more often on the recommendation of relatives and friends. To get through the career ladder you can only have real talents or good connections.

Residents of the capital, who were lucky to inherit property in the city, are engaged in renting it out. The accelerated rhythm of life in the capital makes the brain work in a different mode. Muscovites are concentrated, quick to think and attentive to detail. These qualities are more people who grew up in an environment where you have to quickly think and make decisions even at the household level. Possessing such qualities, Moscow residents are rapidly moving up the career ladder.

But there is another side to the coin. As in any city, there is a stratum of society that does not bother itself with work and lives off benefits. Such marginals have a corresponding low quality of life. Moscow, or rather its government, annually finds quotas for increasing benefits. Various benefits and pensions give the minimum to which you can live in the capital, not working. Such payments are available only prescribed in Moscow. For really needy people, this is salvation.


Social connections

Dating - this is the main thing that distinguishes the indigenous inhabitants of the metropolis. Everyone, if you dig, will find a “husband of a great-uncle's neighbor” who works exactly where you need to find a ticket to somewhere at a reasonable price or break through a discount on an expensive thing. Through social connections, they pave the way to a brighter future at work, find places in hospitals to help or save someone. Every native Muscovite can help solve a problem or knows who can do it. Without dating, unfortunately, not everyone will like life in the capital, many doors will be closed and it will be possible to open them only with perseverance or real talent. Living well in Moscow is not as easy as it may seem.

When starting a new business in the capital or planning a move, you should first of all talk with friends or relatives. They will help with advice and deed, if necessary, they will instruct how they live in Moscow. But do not forget about the response step. According to the rules of the city, any help is good return and gratitude (not necessarily financial). Start moving with collecting information about what kind of life in Moscow. Reviews will help to take into account some of the nuances.


The possibilities of the capital in this area are endless. The best higher educational institutions, various professional retraining classes and advanced training courses, training and individual counseling, business classes and children's educational institutions are all ready to accept new students. In Moscow, you can find without exaggeration any educational program. Residents of the capital attend training for self-development or professional development. A good education can significantly improve the quality of life.

Moscow is a specific city. The multi-million stream of visitors at first works in the service sector, which constantly suffers from staff turnover. Finding a professional here is very difficult. This is the difference of the capital from other cities. Already in the Moscow region to find a good hairdresser, for example, is much easier than in Moscow. The service sector is an area in which you can develop indefinitely if you decide to move. To gain customers through word of mouth can be a relatively short period of time. The main thing - do not forget about the other side. You can ruin your reputation just as easily. In Moscow live, as elsewhere, people who do not tolerate boorish and consumer attitude.



Moscow has a huge territory. It is subdivided into districts and microdistricts, each of which can boast its own park or square. The Moscow government cares about citizens, new art sites, museums and leisure parks are being built. Native Muscovites from childhood attend museums, performances, various cultural events. The fact that residents of other cities can watch on TV, Muscovites see firsthand, after passing several stops on the subway. For centuries, the city has kept mentions of Russian cultural and art workers, apartment museums and rare exhibits. Residents of the metropolis can walk through the streets about which they sing songs, watch the passage of tanks at the Victory Parade. Many free activities loved by young people. Mass concerts in which rappers and fashionable dancers take part are available every weekend. If you wish, it’s not difficult to find theater tickets for pennies (for the performance of students); it’s enough to have the Internet at hand.

The older generation, like in other places of Russia, prefers a quieter rest. Those who have the opportunity, leave the city for the weekend. The Moscow region is built up with summer houses, outdoor recreation with kebabs is what you need after a hard week of work in a gassed city.

For the most elderly residents of the megalopolis, physical loads are provided in the form of Nordic walking in the city’s parks or dancing. The program was introduced specifically for retirees and includes not only sports, but also educational trainings. Grandparents learn to handle computers and learn foreign languages.


The million city is oversaturated with cars. For a villager who is not used to exhaust fumes, this can be a big problem. Breathing is difficult, especially in summer. In the hot season, smog almost always hangs over Moscow. From hot asphalt, the heat rises into the atmosphere. According to reviews, living in Moscow is physically difficult during this period.

With the retreat of winter, Muscovites try to leave the city as soon as possible. On the May holidays, half of the indigenous population leave the city, most remain there until autumn. The dream of many has become life in the country: such people live in Moscow only to make it convenient to go to work.



The government of Moscow successfully carries out renovation in the transport system. In the capital, replace the old buses and trolley buses with new cars. Hands reached the subway. The second transport ring has been launched, the old trains are changing to more spacious ones and equipped with air conditioning. New trains can accommodate more passengers.

Moscow is a very big city and expands its borders every month. Transport is the artery in the body of the city. The capital is developing, and the communication between the districts also does not stand still. On public holidays, it is open late. Equipped with dedicated lines for ground transportation. The network of taxis is extremely developed, and quite often a trip by car becomes cheaper than by public transport. The fare is the only negative in the possibilities of movement around the city. On average, a Muscovite spends about 1, 500 thousand rubles a month per month, not including the cost of ground transportation. If you have to get to work, in addition to the metro, also by bus, the price tag is almost doubled. Owners of their own cars for gasoline have to spend as much, and maybe more. Fuel is consumed in traffic jams, but riding on their own transport seems preferable to many. In the car you are not accompanied by a gloomy crowd, there is no crush, as in the subway, and "passengers in soiled clothes." The disadvantage of this method of movement is the famous Moscow traffic jams. They annoy residents of the city at any time of the day.


For residents of the capital all roads and paths are open. It is possible to find cheap tickets, book tickets at a reasonable price. Due to the demand for routes to popular resorts and with early booking, tickets to the sea can be bought much cheaper than in the regions. This is also due to the remoteness of the metropolis from the resort towns. Regional centers for distance are usually further.

The services of travel consultants and travel bloggers are actively developing. These people help to choose the best direction for the readers' requests. For a fee, calculate the cost of transfer and accommodation, pick up the hotel and entertainment for travelers. Services of this kind are in demand and are becoming more popular every year.


Moscow is a city of opportunity. Here you can get anything, anytime. The only question is money and time. For the fulfillment of any desire, you need to choose a service via the Internet and order delivery. At any time, day or night, you will receive an order. Often the delivery in the city is free, if not urgent. This is a plus compared to regions where the order has to wait a long time or pay for expensive delivery.


Muscovites are active people. Constantly run, hurry, rush. The rhythm of the city requires such behavior, otherwise it will not achieve the goal. Sluggish and infantile people to be in such a rhythm constantly becomes difficult. We'll have to study in Moscow to live in Moscow.

It is easy to fall into the hands of fraudsters, they arrive in the city every day. For various types of criminals, unfortunately, Moscow is a tasty morsel. Many people want to find something cheap, and better for free, not realizing that this does not happen or is very rare. Therefore, Muscovites are considered snobs and incredulous people. Despite all the warnings about how to live in Moscow correctly, visitors fall for the fraudsters. Muscovites, from childhood, have to deal with various kinds of crooks, and suspicion develops from this. But over the years, experience comes, and it is difficult to deceive a resident of the capital. Any information worth checking back and interested in reviews.



The average Muscovite is purchased with products in the same stores as the rest of Russia. A huge number of supermarkets and chain stores provide unlimited choice. Many have gone to order products online. So you can save, not falling for the tricks of marketers and not putting extra goods in the basket. Delivery of a certain amount of free and expiration dates are selected with a margin.

It is difficult to get high-quality and inexpensive fruits and vegetables. For them Muscovites have to travel to markets that are not in the city or on the outskirts. Without a personal car it is difficult to get there, and it’s inconvenient to carry packages through the whole city. Therefore, it is necessary to purchase the gifts of nature after careful selection in a chain store, or from private owners, who raise the price tag at their discretion. Buy two bunches of greens for 150 rubles - easy.

Residents of other regions in most cases this is much easier. There is an opportunity to own a farm or buy at reasonable prices. The quality in other cities and regions is much better, since shipping and storage do not take up so much resources and time.

Muscovites have the same problem with meat products. Quality meat in specialized stores is expensive. There are meat bases, but the product there is usually frozen, chilled meat is not found. Price tags in such places are a third cheaper than in the store. In chain stores the quality of meat leaves much to be desired.

The medicine

Free clinics in recent years have been filled with specialists, but the quality of services has not affected the diversity of staff. To install a good filling in dentistry, for example, you need to pay about 3, 000-5, 000 rubles. This is much cheaper than in a private clinic. But many residents of the capital of the dentist prefer to visit outside. There, the quality of services is better and the price in private clinics of the regions is much more democratic.

The availability of specialists allows you to find a doctor of any specialty. It is possible to call the doctor at home, enter into contracts for service in clinics with the best specialists. Distributed health insurance at work. A self-respecting company in the social package necessarily includes this service. Employees are granted the right to use the services of private clinics throughout Moscow for free, at the expense of the employing company.


In addition to the historical center, the indigenous Muscovite can be found on the outskirts. Such areas as Troparevo, Biryulyovo, Butovo, Kommunarka, River Station, Novogireevo, continue to be replenished with new buildings. People decide for themselves where to live in Moscow. Transport communication is developing. Utilities in the capital are comparatively lower in cost than, for example, in the Moscow Region. The quality of the services provided is better. Water from the tap is cleaner and softer than in some regions and even in the suburbs, the lights in the houses are turned off only in exceptional cases. For some categories of residents of the capital discounts on communal. The price varies from 2 500 to 7 000-8 000 rubles on average in the city, depending on the area occupied and the number of persons registered in the apartment.

There are usually no problems with kindergartens and schools. Difficulties may arise with this only in new areas, but over time they will be solved. The town governors took care of how the children live in Moscow. They continue to build pre-school institutions and build playgrounds.


Guests of the capital

Due to the saturation of the capital with migrant workers, the crime situation is increased. Muscovites seldom needlessly leave the house at night. Moving at night is better by taxi or accompanied by friends. For an untrained person, the number of workers from neighboring countries will seem transcendent. But Muscovites are already accustomed to seeing many migrant workers on the street. To get a job in housing and communal offices or construction firms for low positions is very difficult.


Taking into account the climatic zone, the capital seldom pleases with sunny weather. In winter, in recent years, temperatures below -10 degrees rarely fall, and this makes it slushy in the street in springtime. The sudden frost turns slush into a skating rink. Utilities are often not ready for the weather, so people slide to work on asphalt, or dig up cars from snow drifts if it is snowing.

In the spring and in the autumn it is gray and dank, in the summer - smog and heat. It rains often.

The capital blooms when it's sunny. That's when the green spaces play with their colors. In summer, the city is full of flowers. Flower beds are spread throughout the capital. Muscovites cherish the floral plantings, do not break the beauty and make comments if careless tourists try to collect a bunch. In the autumn, Moscow on a sunny day is decorated with gold, parks strewn with multi-colored foliage look like a fairy tale. Muscovites take walks in order to arrange a photo session with autumn leaves. In winter, paths in public gardens are flooded with water and places for walking become skating rinks. Skates are rented, and when the weather is frosty, young people can start playing hockey.



Moscow, like any other city, is not suitable for everyone. Unaccustomed to the rhythm of the metropolis person, it seems fussy and uncomfortable. Indigenous Muscovites love the city, no matter what. The historical center, unique architecture and a long history are what generations of people valued and preserved. The possibilities of the capital are accessible to all, the borders of the city are shifting further and further. The old five-story building and flimsy Khrushchev replace new high-rise buildings. Apartment in the capital, if desired, can afford to anyone. It is important not to be lazy, to respect the city and the people who live in it. Be attentive, do not allow yourself to be deceived. Strive for self-development, gradually overgrow with useful links. To be able to listen to each other and understand that money solves many problems, but not all. These simple rules will allow a better understanding of Muscovites and, if they wish, remain to live and work in Moscow forever.

It’s wrong to think of residents of the capital as people born “with golden spoons in your mouth”. About what kind of life in Moscow, you can judge, only lived in it for several years. Life in the city is reflected in the nerves, health. People become more practical, more mobile, but at the same time more suspicious and intractable. Many Muscovites dream of parting with their relatives, but they cannot afford housing because of high prices. For them, there are government programs to improve housing conditions, but not everyone can count on them. Often, residents of the capital dream of leaving the city to live closer to nature. Young people rent out their apartments and go to live in other countries, learn to work remotely. Judging by the trends of our time, this is the way to earn the future. Is it good to live in Moscow - everyone decides for himself.

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