Cost of Living Comparison Between Bucharest and Minsk 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Minsk are 26.03% lower than in Bucharest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minsk are 25.84% lower than in Bucharest
Rent Prices in Minsk are 25.24% lower than in Bucharest
Restaurant Prices in Minsk are 18.23% lower than in Bucharest
Groceries Prices in Minsk are 23.64% lower than in Bucharest
Local Purchasing Power in Minsk is 33.50% lower than in Bucharest
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Restaurants
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 lei
(19.21 BYN)
31.23 lei
(20.00 BYN)
     +4.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 lei
(96.07 BYN)
117.10 lei
(75.00 BYN)
     -21.93 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 lei
(12.81 BYN)
15.61 lei
(10.00 BYN)
     -21.93 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 lei
(5.12 BYN)
5.46 lei
(3.50 BYN)
     -31.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 lei
(6.40 BYN)
7.81 lei
(5.00 BYN)
     -21.93 %
Cappuccino (regular) 9.97 lei
(6.38 BYN)
5.53 lei
(3.54 BYN)
     -44.57 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.45 lei
(4.13 BYN)
2.39 lei
(1.53 BYN)
     -62.98 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.77 lei
(3.69 BYN)
1.74 lei
(1.11 BYN)
     -69.84 %
Markets
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 19.20 lei
(12.30 BYN)
10.26 lei
(6.57 BYN)
     -46.57 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 lei
(1.86 BYN)
2.05 lei
(1.32 BYN)
     -29.30 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.53 lei
(1.62 BYN)
1.93 lei
(1.24 BYN)
     -23.70 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.68 lei
(6.84 BYN)
4.83 lei
(3.09 BYN)
     -54.77 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.27 lei
(7.22 BYN)
10.34 lei
(6.62 BYN)
     -8.29 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.97 lei
(6.39 BYN)
5.80 lei
(3.72 BYN)
     -41.80 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15.70 lei
(10.06 BYN)
10.64 lei
(6.82 BYN)
     -32.23 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.10 lei
(1.35 BYN)
2.47 lei
(1.58 BYN)
     +17.53 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.60 lei
(1.67 BYN)
2.07 lei
(1.33 BYN)
     -20.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.61 lei
(1.67 BYN)
3.21 lei
(2.06 BYN)
     +23.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 lei
(1.64 BYN)
3.17 lei
(2.03 BYN)
     +23.63 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 lei
(0.84 BYN)
0.91 lei
(0.58 BYN)
     -30.59 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 lei
(0.83 BYN)
1.00 lei
(0.64 BYN)
     -23.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.57 lei
(1.65 BYN)
3.94 lei
(2.52 BYN)
     +53.07 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.60 lei
(1.66 BYN)
2.18 lei
(1.40 BYN)
     -16.09 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 lei
(16.01 BYN)
31.23 lei
(20.00 BYN)
     +24.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.60 lei
(2.31 BYN)
3.41 lei
(2.19 BYN)
     -5.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.80 lei
(3.72 BYN)
6.75 lei
(4.32 BYN)
     +16.27 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.50 lei
(13.13 BYN)
6.02 lei
(3.86 BYN)
     -70.62 %
Transportation
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 lei
(0.96 BYN)
1.09 lei
(0.70 BYN)
     -27.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 lei
(44.83 BYN)
62.45 lei
(40.00 BYN)
     -10.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 lei
(1.28 BYN)
5.78 lei
(3.70 BYN)
     +188.85 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 lei
(2.06 BYN)
1.38 lei
(0.89 BYN)
     -57.06 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 lei
(12.81 BYN)
10.15 lei
(6.50 BYN)
     -49.26 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 18.66 lei
(11.95 BYN)
10.73 lei
(6.87 BYN)
     -42.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 85,506.00 lei
(54,765.03 BYN)
59,330.35 lei
(38,000.00 BYN)
     -30.61 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 94,527.32 lei
(60,543.02 BYN)
77,518.34 lei
(49,649.08 BYN)
     -17.99 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 455.53 lei
(291.76 BYN)
183.54 lei
(117.55 BYN)
     -59.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 lei
(0.28 BYN)
0.20 lei
(0.13 BYN)
     -55.60 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.12 lei
(25.70 BYN)
46.21 lei
(29.60 BYN)
     +15.17 %
Sports And Leisure
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 186.63 lei
(119.53 BYN)
116.33 lei
(74.50 BYN)
     -37.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 68.02 lei
(43.56 BYN)
66.19 lei
(42.39 BYN)
     -2.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 lei
(19.21 BYN)
15.61 lei
(10.00 BYN)
     -47.96 %
Childcare
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,755.02 lei
(1,124.06 BYN)
1,821.10 lei
(1,166.38 BYN)
     +3.77 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,837.23 lei
(25,515.01 BYN)
23,015.48 lei
(14,740.99 BYN)
     -42.23 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 299.81 lei
(192.03 BYN)
239.68 lei
(153.51 BYN)
     -20.06 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 160.48 lei
(102.78 BYN)
158.50 lei
(101.52 BYN)
     -1.23 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 310.41 lei
(198.81 BYN)
369.10 lei
(236.40 BYN)
     +18.90 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 374.11 lei
(239.61 BYN)
345.51 lei
(221.29 BYN)
     -7.65 %
Rent Per Month
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,931.47 lei
(1,237.07 BYN)
1,527.39 lei
(978.26 BYN)
     -20.92 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,361.01 lei
(871.70 BYN)
990.95 lei
(634.69 BYN)
     -27.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,634.79 lei
(2,328.02 BYN)
2,699.82 lei
(1,729.19 BYN)
     -25.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,380.41 lei
(1,524.61 BYN)
1,748.09 lei
(1,119.62 BYN)
     -26.56 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 829.47 lei
(531.26 BYN)
709.35 lei
(454.33 BYN)
     -14.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 532.99 lei
(341.37 BYN)
443.08 lei
(283.78 BYN)
     -16.87 %
Salaries And Financing
Bucharest Edit Minsk Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,523.90 lei
(2,256.99 BYN)
1,737.85 lei
(1,113.06 BYN)
     -50.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.20 13.94      +124.91 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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