Russia Travel recently named Yekaterinburg among the top five most attractive cities for travel in Russia in 2014.
Experts evaluated the cities on their booking services for tourists traveling alone, Oblastnaya Gazeta said.
Travel.ru is a travel portal for Russia. Statisticians use the portal to measure tourism levels in Russia and evaluate the cities.
Tourists visited Russia for an average of 3.5 days in 2014. The longest tourist stay in Russia was six 6 days in Sochi.
Statisticians found that the tourists spent an average of $72 U.S. a day for accommodations. This figure is 15 percent less than prices in other countries.
Tourists visiting Yekaterinburg in 2014 stayed an average of just three days and spent $63 U.S. a day on accommodations.
Moscow is the most expensive city for tourists in Russia. Accommodations cost an average of $86 per day.
The least expensive city for tourists is Perm. Housing for one day in Perm costs just $48 on average.
Russia Travel listed 10 cities among its top choices. The 10 cities in order of their rankings were Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Novosibirsk, and Samara.