Cost of living in Minsk, Belarus

Summary of cost of living in Minsk

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,055 (5,054 BYN)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €962 (2,366 BYN)
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Minsk
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
BYN EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 18 BYN (€7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 11 BYN (€4.47)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.67 BYN (€2.31)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.22 BYN (€0.90)
12 eggs, large 3.66 BYN (€1.49)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 BYN (€2.47)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11 BYN (€4.31)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.02 BYN (€1.23)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.46 BYN (€1.00)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.00 BYN (€0.81)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 18 BYN (€7)
2 liters of coca-cola 3.69 BYN (€1.50)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.28 BYN (€0.52)
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Housing Update prices
BYN EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,806 BYN (€735)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,137 BYN (€462)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 128 BYN (€52)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,103 BYN (€448)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 778 BYN (€316)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 84 BYN (€34)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 25 BYN (€10)
40” flat screen tv 806 BYN (€328)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 348 BYN (€142)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 30 BYN (€12)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 32 BYN (€13)
Clothes Update prices
BYN EUR
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 167 BYN (€68)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 86 BYN (€35)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 250 BYN (€102)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 327 BYN (€133)
Transportation Update prices
BYN EUR
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 37,029 BYN (€15,056)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.27 BYN (€0.92)
Monthly ticket public transport 43 BYN (€18)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 20 BYN (€8)
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Personal Care Update prices
BYN EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 20 BYN (€8)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 22 BYN (€9)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 37 BYN (€15)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 15 BYN (€6)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 10 BYN (€3.92)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9 BYN (€3.77)
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.39 BYN (€1.38)
Tube of toothpaste 4.28 BYN (€1.74)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22 BYN (€9)
Entertainment Update prices
BYN EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 55 BYN (€22)
2 tickets to the movies 21 BYN (€9)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 95 BYN (€39)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 123 BYN (€50)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 13 BYN (€5.15)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5.61 BYN (€2.28)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 BYN (€2.96)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,033 BYN (€420)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.18 BYN (€0.07)
1 month of gym membership in business district 95 BYN (€39)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 4.62 BYN (€1.88)
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 366 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2022

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