Cost of Living Comparison Between Sofia and Minsk 

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Consumer Prices in Minsk are 27.77% lower than in Sofia (without rent)
Rent Prices in Minsk are 20.26% lower than in Sofia
Restaurant Prices in Minsk are 10.98% lower than in Sofia
Groceries Prices in Minsk are 26.76% lower than in Sofia
Local Purchasing Power in Minsk is 26.59% lower than in Sofia
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Restaurants
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 лв
(19.12 BYN)
12.55 лв
(20.00 BYN)
     +4.62 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 лв
(87.62 BYN)
47.08 лв
(75.00 BYN)
     -14.40 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 лв
(15.93 BYN)
6.28 лв
(10.00 BYN)
     -37.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.70 лв
(4.30 BYN)
2.51 лв
(4.00 BYN)
     -7.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.70 лв
(5.89 BYN)
3.14 лв
(5.00 BYN)
     -15.17 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.57 лв
(4.10 BYN)
2.22 лв
(3.54 BYN)
     -13.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 лв
(2.77 BYN)
0.96 лв
(1.53 BYN)
     -44.61 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 лв
(1.99 BYN)
0.71 лв
(1.13 BYN)
     -42.94 %
Markets
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.95 лв
(12.67 BYN)
4.23 лв
(6.74 BYN)
     -46.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.11 лв
(1.77 BYN)
0.80 лв
(1.27 BYN)
     -27.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.06 лв
(1.70 BYN)
0.75 лв
(1.19 BYN)
     -29.84 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.22 лв
(5.14 BYN)
1.93 лв
(3.08 BYN)
     -40.04 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.07 лв
(8.08 BYN)
4.15 лв
(6.61 BYN)
     -18.16 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.54 лв
(7.23 BYN)
2.38 лв
(3.80 BYN)
     -47.45 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.09 лв
(11.29 BYN)
4.31 лв
(6.87 BYN)
     -39.19 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 лв
(1.67 BYN)
1.00 лв
(1.60 BYN)
     -4.14 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.21 лв
(1.93 BYN)
0.84 лв
(1.34 BYN)
     -30.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 лв
(1.86 BYN)
1.29 лв
(2.05 BYN)
     +10.50 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.31 лв
(2.08 BYN)
1.27 лв
(2.02 BYN)
     -2.85 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 лв
(0.92 BYN)
0.36 лв
(0.58 BYN)
     -36.92 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 лв
(0.85 BYN)
0.41 лв
(0.66 BYN)
     -22.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 лв
(1.94 BYN)
1.54 лв
(2.45 BYN)
     +26.15 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 лв
(1.57 BYN)
0.88 лв
(1.40 BYN)
     -11.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 лв
(15.93 BYN)
12.55 лв
(20.00 BYN)
     +25.54 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.36 лв
(2.16 BYN)
1.36 лв
(2.17 BYN)
     +0.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.51 лв
(4.00 BYN)
2.73 лв
(4.35 BYN)
     +8.60 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 лв
(9.56 BYN)
2.42 лв
(3.85 BYN)
     -59.68 %
Transportation
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 лв
(2.55 BYN)
0.44 лв
(0.70 BYN)
     -72.54 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 лв
(79.65 BYN)
25.11 лв
(40.00 BYN)
     -49.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.90 лв
(1.43 BYN)
2.32 лв
(3.70 BYN)
     +158.06 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.29 лв
(2.05 BYN)
0.56 лв
(0.89 BYN)
     -56.84 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.20 лв
(21.03 BYN)
4.08 лв
(6.50 BYN)
     -69.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.22 лв
(11.50 BYN)
4.31 лв
(6.87 BYN)
     -40.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000.00 лв
(63,723.28 BYN)
24,021.99 лв
(38,269.00 BYN)
     -39.95 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 38,291.04 лв
(61,000.77 BYN)
30,904.99 лв
(49,234.18 BYN)
     -19.29 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 207.35 лв
(330.33 BYN)
74.32 лв
(118.39 BYN)
     -64.16 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 лв
(0.46 BYN)
0.08 лв
(0.13 BYN)
     -72.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.89 лв
(33.28 BYN)
18.20 лв
(29.00 BYN)
     -12.85 %
Sports And Leisure
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.83 лв
(74.61 BYN)
47.27 лв
(75.31 BYN)
     +0.94 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.13 лв
(41.62 BYN)
27.24 лв
(43.39 BYN)
     +4.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 лв
(19.12 BYN)
6.28 лв
(10.00 BYN)
     -47.69 %
Childcare
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 698.37 лв
(1,112.55 BYN)
724.21 лв
(1,153.73 BYN)
     +3.70 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,420.34 лв
(15,007.38 BYN)
9,247.64 лв
(14,732.25 BYN)
     -1.83 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 100.04 лв
(159.37 BYN)
96.74 лв
(154.11 BYN)
     -3.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.84 лв
(85.77 BYN)
61.74 лв
(98.36 BYN)
     +14.68 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.46 лв
(223.76 BYN)
150.69 лв
(240.07 BYN)
     +7.29 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 137.81 лв
(219.55 BYN)
138.69 лв
(220.94 BYN)
     +0.63 %
Rent Per Month
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 720.31 лв
(1,147.52 BYN)
613.83 лв
(977.89 BYN)
     -14.78 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 541.87 лв
(863.24 BYN)
398.55 лв
(634.92 BYN)
     -26.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,312.80 лв
(2,091.39 BYN)
1,084.88 лв
(1,728.31 BYN)
     -17.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 933.03 лв
(1,486.40 BYN)
702.45 лв
(1,119.06 BYN)
     -24.71 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 300.92 лв
(479.40 BYN)
282.42 лв
(449.92 BYN)
     -6.15 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 194.01 лв
(309.08 BYN)
177.36 лв
(282.55 BYN)
     -8.58 %
Salaries And Financing
Sofia[ Edit ] Minsk[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,322.69 лв
(2,107.16 BYN)
717.81 лв
(1,143.53 BYN)
     -45.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.48 13.82      +296.91 %
Last update: December 2020November 2020
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