- 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£ 134) | E£ 146 | - 8% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 9 BYN (E£ 75) | E£ 70 | + 8% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 3.82 BYN (E£ 33) | E£ 39 | - 16% | |

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

12 eggs, large | 2.80 BYN (E£ 24) | E£ 22 | + 10% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 4.06 BYN (E£ 35) | E£ 11 | + 225% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 6 BYN (E£ 55) | E£ 33 | + 69% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 2.39 BYN (E£ 20) | E£ 26 | - 20% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 1.02 BYN (E£ 9) | E£ 7 | + 27% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 1.85 BYN (E£ 16) | E£ 22 | - 29% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 16 BYN (E£ 139) | E£ 152 | - 9% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 2.37 BYN (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 61% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 0.98 BYN (E£ 8) | E£ 5.73 | + 46% | |

Housing | + 19% | |||

Housing in Belarus is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 1,007 BYN (E£ 8,616) | E£ 8,335 | + 3% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 684 BYN (E£ 5,850) | E£ 5,159 | + 13% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 113 BYN (E£ 967) | E£ 908 | + 6% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 759 BYN (E£ 6,495) | E£ 6,098 | + 7% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 541 BYN (E£ 4,630) | E£ 3,794 | + 22% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 230 BYN (E£ 1,971) | E£ 610 | + 223% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 20 BYN (E£ 167) | E£ 251 | - 33% | |

40” flat screen TV | 886 BYN (E£ 7,580) | E£ 6,021 | + 26% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 227 BYN (E£ 1,939) | E£ 3,030 | - 36% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 16 BYN (E£ 139) | E£ 102 | + 36% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 28 BYN (E£ 243) | E£ 91 | + 166% | |

Clothes | + 9% | |||

Clothes in Belarus is 9% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 176 BYN (E£ 1,504) | E£ 874 | + 72% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 76 BYN (E£ 646) | E£ 761 | - 15% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 238 BYN (E£ 2,035) | E£ 1,862 | + 9% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 235 BYN (E£ 2,006) | E£ 1,123 | + 79% | |

Transportation | - 25% | |||

Transportation in Belarus is 25% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 30,609 BYN (E£ 261,783) | E£ 444,807 | - 41% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 1.33 BYN (E£ 11) | E£ 5.87 | + 94% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 35 BYN (E£ 303) | E£ 435 | - 30% | |

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£ 101) | E£ 41 | + 147% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 8 BYN (E£ 71) | E£ 74 | - 4% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 38 BYN (E£ 328) | E£ 334 | - 2% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 9 BYN (E£ 74) | E£ 60 | + 23% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 5.64 BYN (E£ 48) | E£ 50 | - 3% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 6 BYN (E£ 53) | E£ 52 | + 2% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 2.51 BYN (E£ 21) | E£ 26 | - 16% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 3.67 BYN (E£ 31) | E£ 20 | + 53% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 16 BYN (E£ 135) | E£ 70 | + 93% | |

Entertainment | + 84% | |||

Entertainment in Belarus is 84% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 31 BYN (E£ 263) | E£ 329 | - 20% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 15 BYN (E£ 126) | E£ 134 | - 6% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 55 BYN (E£ 470) | E£ 728 | - 35% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 62 BYN (E£ 527) | E£ 524 | + 1% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 13 BYN (E£ 113) | E£ 91 | + 24% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 3.80 BYN (E£ 33) | E£ 42 | - 22% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 5.08 BYN (E£ 43) | E£ 43 | + 2% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 958 BYN (E£ 8,197) | E£ 10,473 | - 22% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 2.75 BYN (E£ 24) | E£ 4.68 | + 402% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 82 BYN (E£ 700) | E£ 820 | - 15% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 2.68 BYN (E£ 23) | E£ 37 | - 37% | |

TOTAL | + 17% |

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
8.553
EGP
/
BYN

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#
Cost of living in
**Belarus**
is
**17% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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