Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Upside of a Downside

The exchange rate today for the US dollar to the Russian ruble is $1 to 32.332. That's higher than it was when we moved here five years ago... It steadily decreased over the past four years, bottoming out at 21 early this fall... 

A nearly 33% increase helps in the face of inflation and the effects of the economic crises in both America and Russia... We sure are glad right now that Chris is paid in dollars!

6 comments:

Tina in CT said...

That's good news!

Rachael said...

Well, that's encouraging! And, hey, maybe that means it's a good time for a visit?!

P.S. Like the new header!

Tami said...

That is great news! Every little bit helps.

The Expatresse said...

Although the price of much of what we buy is supposed to go up . . . they import so much here. That said, sale prices look good in the malls these days. Well, at least prices are now what i would call "normal."

But, yeah. I'm liking the exchange rate for a switch.

Carey and Norman said...

Great news...it was around 25-26 when we were there in Feb/Mar of last year. Glad to see the exchange rate getting better!!

Natalie said...

LOVE your new header. so cute!