Cost of living in Belarus

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 14 BYN
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8 BYN
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.38 BYN
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.43 BYN
12 eggs, large 2.76 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.17 BYN
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.29 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.02 BYN
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.78 BYN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 16 BYN
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.29 BYN
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.12 BYN
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 996 BYN
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 664 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 100 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 759 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 551 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 62 BYN
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 20 BYN
40” flat screen TV 886 BYN
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 227 BYN
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 14 BYN
Hourly rate for cleaning help 28 BYN
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 207 BYN
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 73 BYN
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 244 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 28,503 BYN
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.33 BYN
Monthly ticket public transport 38 BYN
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11 BYN
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 8 BYN
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 38 BYN
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 8 BYN
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.64 BYN
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 BYN
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.42 BYN
Tube of toothpaste 4.33 BYN
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15 BYN
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30 BYN
2 tickets to the movies 14 BYN
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 55 BYN
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 60 BYN
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 13 BYN
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.94 BYN
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4.87 BYN
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 958 BYN
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.75 BYN
1 month of gym membership in business district 78 BYN
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2.68 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

  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Minsk costs 5.00 BYN (1 day ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Minsk costs 15 BYN (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Minsk costs 1.50 BYN (2 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Minsk costs 1.00 BYN (2 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Minsk costs 2.15 BYN (2 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Minsk costs 15 BYN (2 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Minsk costs 1.50 BYN (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Minsk costs 0.90 BYN (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Minsk costs 1.50 BYN (2 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Minsk costs 5.40 BYN (2 days ago)