Cost of living in Minsk, Belarus

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Food [Edit]
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 3.32 BYN
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.37 BYN
12 eggs, large 2.52 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.84 BYN
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.21 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.04 BYN
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.57 BYN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 16 BYN
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.04 BYN
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.03 BYN
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,201 BYN
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 729 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 85 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 900 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 522 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 317 BYN
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 17 BYN
40” flat screen TV 849 BYN
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 215 BYN
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10 BYN
Hourly rate for cleaning help 13 BYN
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 193 BYN
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 61 BYN
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 227 BYN
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 224 BYN
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 28,381 BYN
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.26 BYN
Monthly ticket public transport 35 BYN
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 9 BYN
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9 BYN
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10 BYN
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 29 BYN
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 5.28 BYN
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.30 BYN
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4.72 BYN
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.11 BYN
Tube of toothpaste 2.76 BYN
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 16 BYN
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 27 BYN
2 tickets to the movies 14 BYN
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 73 BYN
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 86 BYN
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15 BYN
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.44 BYN
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4.36 BYN
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,121 BYN
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.30 BYN
1 month of gym membership in business district 90 BYN
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2.66 BYN
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 457 prices entered by 52 different people.
Latest price update: April 23, 2018.

Minsk position in our World Ranking

the world
333rd
out of 336
eastern europe
33rd
out of 33

Cheapest and most expensive products in Minsk compared to other cities:

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4th
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4th
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1st
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