Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

Let me welcome you on behalf of the Kostroma region!

On this site you can find information about the successful projects implemented in the territory of the Kostroma region, the terms and conditions of investment activity, and the industrial production and industrial policy provided in the region.

For the last decade the key factor that has determined the dynamic development of the economy of any region has been considered to be the attraction of investments. Investors are not indifferent to the economic and political situation in the region. Such factors as high costs, significant risks, and the absence of immediate results can disturb them. Therefore, our goal is to remove these obstacles and create favorable conditions for business. The balance between the interests of residents and entrepreneurs should be maintained. Moreover, an integrated approach in the development of the economic and social sphere is crucial.

Only meticulous daily work in this direction will help the region accomplish this goal.

We are interested in development of our partnership and are confident that this cooperation will not only be successful, but also mutually beneficial and productive.

We will be glad to see you in our hospitable Kostroma land. We value everyone!

Governor of Kostroma Region
Sergey Sitnikov
  • Administrative center


  • Federal district


  • Distance to Moscow

    358 km

    Moscow—Kostroma — 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Timezone


  • Population

    654.00 million people

    3.00% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    60,2 thousand sq km


Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    143 108,20 billion
    ₽ 217 606 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 999 million
    $ 1 527,50 per person
  • Fixed investment

    27,51 million
    ₽ 41 979 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    4,30 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    64,10 %
  • Average cost of living

    7 666
  • Average monthly wage

    20 867
Gross Regional Product
GRP per capita
Foreign Direct Investment
Fixed investment
Fixed investment per capita
Unemployment rate
Average monthly wage
Percentage of profitable companies

Geographical location and climate

Largest cities



    271,4 K people



    36,7 K people



    24,8 K people



    22,14 K people

Sunny days Average annual rainfall
114 565 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-12°С 17°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
5 months 6 months
Natural area
Mixed forest

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    209 million m3
    92 million m3
    46 million m3
    90,9 million tonns
  • Combustible resources

    454,9 million t
  • Other resources

    Forest resources Wooded area makes up 74.1% of this region; the stock of standing timber exceeds 700 million cubic meters. The forest fund area exceeds 4.5 million hectares. The Kostroma region ranks 6th in timber resources in the European part of Russia and 1st in the Central Federal District.


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