Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Minsk 

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Cost of Living in Minsk is 25.5% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Minsk is 35.4% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Minsk are 54.5% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Minsk are 27.7% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Minsk are 20.6% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Minsk is 20.5% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 32.50 BYN
(900.00 руб)
25.00 BYN
(692.26 руб)
     -23.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 144.46 BYN
(4,000.00 руб)
100.00 BYN
(2,769.02 руб)
     -30.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 16.25 BYN
(450.00 руб)
16.00 BYN
(443.04 руб)
     -1.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.83 BYN
(300.00 руб)
3.26 BYN
(90.31 руб)
     -69.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.83 BYN
(300.00 руб)
8.00 BYN
(221.52 руб)
     -26.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 8.69 BYN
(240.69 руб)
5.26 BYN
(145.56 руб)
     -39.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.65 BYN
(100.98 руб)
2.50 BYN
(69.34 руб)
     -31.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 BYN
(54.58 руб)
1.41 BYN
(39.03 руб)
     -28.5 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.95 BYN
(330.99 руб)
8.54 BYN
(236.61 руб)
     -28.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.89 BYN
(52.22 руб)
1.70 BYN
(47.18 руб)
     -9.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.08 BYN
(57.47 руб)
1.75 BYN
(48.40 руб)
     -15.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.76 BYN
(159.38 руб)
4.11 BYN
(113.86 руб)
     -28.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.14 BYN
(391.44 руб)
9.12 BYN
(252.51 руб)
     -35.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.16 BYN
(198.14 руб)
5.51 BYN
(152.45 руб)
     -23.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.35 BYN
(397.23 руб)
10.58 BYN
(293.02 руб)
     -26.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.10 BYN
(58.24 руб)
1.47 BYN
(40.72 руб)
     -30.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.27 BYN
(62.74 руб)
2.49 BYN
(68.93 руб)
     +9.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.62 BYN
(72.50 руб)
2.51 BYN
(69.48 руб)
     -4.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 5.16 BYN
(142.81 руб)
3.47 BYN
(95.98 руб)
     -32.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.63 BYN
(17.38 руб)
0.63 BYN
(17.53 руб)
     +0.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 BYN
(18.55 руб)
0.94 BYN
(26.10 руб)
     +40.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.94 BYN
(109.21 руб)
4.44 BYN
(122.95 руб)
     +12.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.01 BYN
(55.60 руб)
1.77 BYN
(49.12 руб)
     -11.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21.67 BYN
(600.00 руб)
25.00 BYN
(692.26 руб)
     +15.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.81 BYN
(77.69 руб)
2.72 BYN
(75.35 руб)
     -3.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.84 BYN
(161.77 руб)
5.28 BYN
(146.33 руб)
     -9.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.31 BYN
(230.00 руб)
5.25 BYN
(145.37 руб)
     -36.8 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.17 BYN
(60.00 руб)
0.90 BYN
(24.92 руб)
     -58.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 98.59 BYN
(2,730.00 руб)
51.05 BYN
(1,413.59 руб)
     -48.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.22 BYN
(200.00 руб)
3.70 BYN
(102.45 руб)
     -48.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.32 BYN
(64.37 руб)
1.61 BYN
(44.56 руб)
     -30.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.58 BYN
(570.00 руб)
19.78 BYN
(547.82 руб)
     -3.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.66 BYN
(212.00 руб)
9.08 BYN
(251.53 руб)
     +18.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 108,341.51 BYN
(3,000,000.00 руб)
57,500.00 BYN
(1,592,187.58 руб)
     -46.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 109,231.14 BYN
(3,024,634.15 руб)
83,199.75 BYN
(2,303,819.38 руб)
     -23.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 390.81 BYN
(10,821.73 руб)
179.92 BYN
(4,982.13 руб)
     -54.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 19.79 BYN
(548.07 руб)
25.43 BYN
(704.14 руб)
     +28.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.87 BYN
(550.24 руб)
35.08 BYN
(971.45 руб)
     +76.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 110.05 BYN
(3,047.24 руб)
102.32 BYN
(2,833.26 руб)
     -7.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 87.95 BYN
(2,435.38 руб)
45.39 BYN
(1,256.78 руб)
     -48.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.06 BYN
(500.00 руб)
15.00 BYN
(415.35 руб)
     -16.9 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,598.55 BYN
(44,264.10 руб)
993.75 BYN
(27,517.15 руб)
     -37.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,481.18 BYN
(1,037,862.20 руб)
18,666.67 BYN
(516,884.09 руб)
     -50.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 322.22 BYN
(8,922.32 руб)
214.52 BYN
(5,940.24 руб)
     -33.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 153.99 BYN
(4,264.05 руб)
138.30 BYN
(3,829.53 руб)
     -10.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 390.79 BYN
(10,820.96 руб)
328.82 BYN
(9,105.24 руб)
     -15.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 376.73 BYN
(10,431.87 руб)
326.81 BYN
(9,049.53 руб)
     -13.3 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,910.35 BYN
(80,588.24 руб)
1,403.60 BYN
(38,866.11 руб)
     -51.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,764.11 BYN
(48,848.58 руб)
846.04 BYN
(23,426.96 руб)
     -52.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,028.84 BYN
(166,940.00 руб)
2,457.91 BYN
(68,059.95 руб)
     -59.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,223.65 BYN
(89,263.52 руб)
1,605.07 BYN
(44,444.68 руб)
     -50.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,804.41 BYN
(49,964.56 руб)
568.89 BYN
(15,752.81 руб)
     -68.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 989.90 BYN
(27,410.52 руб)
359.76 BYN
(9,961.74 руб)
     -63.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,959.69 BYN
(109,644.62 руб)
2,033.56 BYN
(56,309.77 руб)
     -48.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.74 15.77      +7.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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