Cost of living in Belarus

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13 BYN
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8 BYN
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.28 BYN
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.40 BYN
12 eggs, large 2.63 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.76 BYN
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.66 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.21 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.21 BYN
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.60 BYN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 15 BYN
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.10 BYN
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.10 BYN
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,079 BYN
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 768 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 93 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 844 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 576 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 66 BYN
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 19 BYN
40” flat screen TV 886 BYN
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 287 BYN
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12 BYN
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12 BYN
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 211 BYN
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 88 BYN
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 224 BYN
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 228 BYN
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 31,227 BYN
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.28 BYN
Monthly ticket public transport 34 BYN
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11 BYN
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10 BYN
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 36 BYN
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 BYN
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.37 BYN
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.95 BYN
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.63 BYN
Tube of toothpaste 3.82 BYN
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 16 BYN
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 31 BYN
2 tickets to the movies 14 BYN
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 57 BYN
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 63 BYN
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 13 BYN
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.66 BYN
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4.94 BYN
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 950 BYN
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.40 BYN
1 month of gym membership in business district 69 BYN
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2.62 BYN

Map of Cost of Living in Belarus

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This map shows only the top cities in Belarus. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Recent Prices Added

  • Short visit to private doctor in Minsk costs 800 BYN (2 days ago)