Investment climate factors

Moscow is the capital, as well as the political, financial, economic, scientific and educational center of the Russian Federation. Leading business and financial organizations, and representative offices of the largest Russian and international companies are located in Moscow.

This is the largest European city, an agglomeration with a population of about 20 million people, the largest consumer market in Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as an investment center.

In 2017, Moscow was included in the TOP-3 investment climate quality ranking of Russian regions and took the first place in the Public-Private Partnership Development Ranking.

In 2016, the volume of investments in fixed assets grew by 55.6% against 2010 in comparable prices, and according to the results of the first half of 2017, it increased by 19.3% against the corresponding period of 2016 and amounted to 658.2 billion rubles. Moscow accounts for about 11.5% of the total investments in fixed assets in Russia.

The attraction of private investments is stimulated by project support measures by assigning special statuses, granting tax benefits, subsidies and the possibility to conclude offset contracts with the Moscow Government.

The city is actively developing. High budgetary security combined with a low public debt level (about 1% of GRP) allows to make large state investments in the development of transport and social infrastructure, education and health. In 2017-2019, the city Targeted Investment Program (TIP) will account for over 1.4 trillion rubles.

In 2016, the Moscow budget expenses exceeded 1.7 trillion rubles or 26 billion dollars. According to this indicator, Moscow is one of the largest megacities in the world. The Moscow budget exceeds the budget of Los Angeles (USA) almost 3 times and that of Paris (France) more than 2 times, and is comparable to the budget of London (Great Britain).

In 2016, the investment costs of the Moscow budget reached almost 420 billion rubles or 6.3 billion dollars.

This section provides detailed information on the key factors that make Moscow attractive for investors, as well as the certain areas of the city development.