Prior to the launch of key retail and restaurant business forum METRO EXPO 2018, Sberbank analysed the data of clients who use bank cards to pay at restaurants. The research was carried out as part of the Open Data project.
The average restaurant bill in Russia was 591 roubles in 2017. This is lower than in 2016 – 629 roubles. The largest average bill – 1,003 roubles – was in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, followed by its neighbours: Dagestan, Ingushetia and Chechnya. Moscow came fifth with an average bill of 894 roubles. Regions in the far north were also in the top ten, with Kamchatka at 860 roubles and Chukotka at 836 roubles.
Residents of Udmurtia and Mari El spent the least in restaurants, with average bills of 261 roubles and 297 roubles, respectively.
The leader in terms of overall restaurant spending was Moscow. In 2017, every month residents of the capital spent over 3,000 roubles at restaurants when paying by card. The lowest expenses were recorded in the Tyva Republic and the Altai Republic – 876 roubles and 865 roubles, respectively.
In Russia average restaurant expenses amounted to 1,786 roubles in 2017, which is 2% lower than in 2016. Residents of Udmurtia went to restaurants the most – 3.8 times a month, followed by those who live the Archangelsk Region – 3.7 times. In Moscow people went to restaurants 3.4 times a month. Caucasian republics are at the bottom of the list, with people visiting restaurants twice a month on average.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina