Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Minsk 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Minsk are 10.7% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minsk are 24.8% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Minsk are 52.2% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Minsk are 1.5% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Minsk are 4.3% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Minsk is 34.1% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 руб
(26.17 BYN)
764.10 руб
(25.00 BYN)
     -4.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб
(98.15 BYN)
3,667.69 руб
(120.00 BYN)
     +22.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб
(13.09 BYN)
411.09 руб
(13.45 BYN)
     +2.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 руб
(8.18 BYN)
91.69 руб
(3.00 BYN)
     -63.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб
(8.18 BYN)
152.82 руб
(5.00 BYN)
     -38.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 204.41 руб
(6.69 BYN)
139.74 руб
(4.57 BYN)
     -31.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 82.21 руб
(2.69 BYN)
65.58 руб
(2.15 BYN)
     -20.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 45.33 руб
(1.48 BYN)
40.54 руб
(1.33 BYN)
     -10.6 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 326.82 руб
(10.69 BYN)
239.12 руб
(7.82 BYN)
     -26.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 49.91 руб
(1.63 BYN)
46.61 руб
(1.53 BYN)
     -6.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 51.48 руб
(1.68 BYN)
52.07 руб
(1.70 BYN)
     +1.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 113.39 руб
(3.71 BYN)
112.16 руб
(3.67 BYN)
     -1.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 368.46 руб
(12.06 BYN)
262.19 руб
(8.58 BYN)
     -28.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 161.41 руб
(5.28 BYN)
150.08 руб
(4.91 BYN)
     -7.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 318.52 руб
(10.42 BYN)
276.44 руб
(9.04 BYN)
     -13.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 47.77 руб
(1.56 BYN)
51.44 руб
(1.68 BYN)
     +7.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 41.22 руб
(1.35 BYN)
70.87 руб
(2.32 BYN)
     +71.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 56.43 руб
(1.85 BYN)
69.02 руб
(2.26 BYN)
     +22.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 104.33 руб
(3.41 BYN)
100.64 руб
(3.29 BYN)
     -3.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 21.72 руб
(0.71 BYN)
26.99 руб
(0.88 BYN)
     +24.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 20.72 руб
(0.68 BYN)
28.94 руб
(0.95 BYN)
     +39.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 101.31 руб
(3.31 BYN)
122.97 руб
(4.02 BYN)
     +21.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.27 руб
(1.71 BYN)
52.43 руб
(1.72 BYN)
     +0.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(19.63 BYN)
611.28 руб
(20.00 BYN)
     +1.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 72.94 руб
(2.39 BYN)
82.99 руб
(2.72 BYN)
     +13.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 154.08 руб
(5.04 BYN)
158.27 руб
(5.18 BYN)
     +2.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 руб
(6.54 BYN)
140.59 руб
(4.60 BYN)
     -29.7 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 руб
(1.64 BYN)
27.51 руб
(0.90 BYN)
     -45.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,400.00 руб
(78.52 BYN)
1,528.20 руб
(50.00 BYN)
     -36.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(6.54 BYN)
122.26 руб
(4.00 BYN)
     -38.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 руб
(0.79 BYN)
24.59 руб
(0.80 BYN)
     +1.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 538.00 руб
(17.60 BYN)
460.46 руб
(15.07 BYN)
     -14.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 200.65 руб
(6.56 BYN)
285.64 руб
(9.35 BYN)
     +42.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,250,000.00 руб
(73,615.83 BYN)
1,651,333.82 руб
(54,028.58 BYN)
     -26.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,468,181.43 руб
(80,754.32 BYN)
2,206,246.24 руб
(72,184.29 BYN)
     -10.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,591.58 руб
(313.82 BYN)
4,593.49 руб
(150.29 BYN)
     -52.1 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.34 руб
(0.08 BYN)
4.06 руб
(0.13 BYN)
     +73.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 521.44 руб
(17.06 BYN)
1,063.58 руб
(34.80 BYN)
     +104.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,112.54 руб
(101.84 BYN)
2,763.40 руб
(90.41 BYN)
     -11.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,002.80 руб
(65.53 BYN)
1,375.17 руб
(44.99 BYN)
     -31.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(16.36 BYN)
366.77 руб
(12.00 BYN)
     -26.6 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,490.57 руб
(1,292.06 BYN)
35,780.79 руб
(1,170.68 BYN)
     -9.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 753,428.34 руб
(24,650.78 BYN)
509,147.67 руб
(16,658.37 BYN)
     -32.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,480.28 руб
(244.74 BYN)
5,547.64 руб
(181.51 BYN)
     -25.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,870.31 руб
(126.63 BYN)
3,601.03 руб
(117.82 BYN)
     -7.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,371.60 руб
(273.90 BYN)
8,350.30 руб
(273.21 BYN)
     -0.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,058.21 руб
(329.09 BYN)
8,698.32 руб
(284.59 BYN)
     -13.5 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 70,042.11 руб
(2,291.65 BYN)
31,173.11 руб
(1,019.93 BYN)
     -55.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 39,820.51 руб
(1,302.85 BYN)
21,189.33 руб
(693.28 BYN)
     -46.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 131,351.35 руб
(4,297.57 BYN)
59,351.20 руб
(1,941.86 BYN)
     -54.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 74,142.86 руб
(2,425.82 BYN)
38,664.59 руб
(1,265.03 BYN)
     -47.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 52,308.49 руб
(1,711.44 BYN)
13,686.45 руб
(447.80 BYN)
     -73.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,079.07 руб
(853.26 BYN)
8,702.68 руб
(284.74 BYN)
     -66.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 88,619.41 руб
(2,899.46 BYN)
43,885.73 руб
(1,435.86 BYN)
     -50.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.76 19.83      +103.2 %
Last update: March 2023March 2023
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