- Cost of Living
- Belarus
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Belarus**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 7% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Belarus is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 16 BYN (E£ 129) | E£ 139 | - 7% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 8 BYN (E£ 70) | E£ 69 | + 2% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 3.82 BYN (E£ 32) | E£ 38 | - 17% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 1.46 BYN (E£ 12) | E£ 14 | - 16% | |

12 eggs, large | 2.80 BYN (E£ 23) | E£ 21 | + 9% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.14 BYN (E£ 34) | E£ 10 | + 239% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 7 BYN (E£ 58) | E£ 31 | + 85% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.39 BYN (E£ 20) | E£ 25 | - 19% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.02 BYN (E£ 8) | E£ 7 | + 18% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.85 BYN (E£ 15) | E£ 22 | - 30% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 17 BYN (E£ 138) | E£ 150 | - 8% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.37 BYN (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 57% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.98 BYN (E£ 8) | E£ 5.69 | + 42% | |

Housing | + 22% | |||

Housing in Belarus is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 1,126 BYN (E£ 9,343) | E£ 8,598 | + 9% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 697 BYN (E£ 5,779) | E£ 5,254 | + 10% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 114 BYN (E£ 944) | E£ 880 | + 7% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 764 BYN (E£ 6,336) | E£ 5,801 | + 9% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 586 BYN (E£ 4,864) | E£ 3,965 | + 23% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 230 BYN (E£ 1,912) | E£ 619 | + 209% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 20 BYN (E£ 162) | E£ 234 | - 31% | |

40” flat screen TV | 886 BYN (E£ 7,352) | E£ 5,850 | + 26% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 227 BYN (E£ 1,880) | E£ 2,926 | - 36% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 16 BYN (E£ 135) | E£ 97 | + 39% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 28 BYN (E£ 236) | E£ 91 | + 158% | |

Clothes | + 6% | |||

Clothes in Belarus is 6% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 176 BYN (E£ 1,459) | E£ 902 | + 62% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 76 BYN (E£ 627) | E£ 808 | - 22% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 244 BYN (E£ 2,021) | E£ 1,787 | + 13% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 260 BYN (E£ 2,154) | E£ 947 | + 128% | |

Transportation | - 29% | |||

Transportation in Belarus is 29% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 30,609 BYN (E£ 253,891) | E£ 438,533 | - 42% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.33 BYN (E£ 11) | E£ 6 | + 80% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 37 BYN (E£ 306) | E£ 491 | - 38% | |

Personal Care | + 11% | |||

Personal Care in Belarus is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 12 BYN (E£ 98) | E£ 37 | + 161% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 8 BYN (E£ 69) | E£ 74 | - 6% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 38 BYN (E£ 318) | E£ 287 | + 11% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 9 BYN (E£ 72) | E£ 60 | + 19% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.64 BYN (E£ 47) | E£ 50 | - 7% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 6 BYN (E£ 51) | E£ 49 | + 5% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.51 BYN (E£ 21) | E£ 26 | - 21% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 3.67 BYN (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 43% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 17 BYN (E£ 138) | E£ 72 | + 93% | |

Entertainment | + 206% | |||

Entertainment in Belarus is 206% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 31 BYN (E£ 255) | E£ 322 | - 21% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 15 BYN (E£ 122) | E£ 133 | - 8% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 55 BYN (E£ 456) | E£ 797 | - 43% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 71 BYN (E£ 592) | E£ 528 | + 12% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 14 BYN (E£ 114) | E£ 95 | + 20% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 3.90 BYN (E£ 32) | E£ 40 | - 19% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 5.08 BYN (E£ 42) | E£ 40 | + 6% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 958 BYN (E£ 7,950) | E£ 10,146 | - 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 5.00 BYN (E£ 41) | E£ 3.42 | + 1112% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 80 BYN (E£ 662) | E£ 735 | - 10% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 2.68 BYN (E£ 22) | E£ 37 | - 40% | |

TOTAL | + 37% |

These prices were last updated on January 15, 2019.
Exchange rate:
8.295
EGP
/
BYN

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#
Cost of living in
**Belarus**
is
**37% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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