Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Minsk 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Minsk are 16.3% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minsk are 29.4% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Minsk are 54.8% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Minsk are 11.8% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Minsk are 9.5% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Minsk is 34.2% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 27.74 BYN
(800.00 руб)
25.00 BYN
(721.03 руб)
     -9.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 121.35 BYN
(3,500.00 руб)
120.00 BYN
(3,460.93 руб)
     -1.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.94 BYN
(402.00 руб)
13.45 BYN
(387.91 руб)
     -3.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.67 BYN
(250.00 руб)
3.27 BYN
(94.45 руб)
     -62.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.67 BYN
(250.00 руб)
5.00 BYN
(144.21 руб)
     -42.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 7.19 BYN
(207.44 руб)
4.56 BYN
(131.44 руб)
     -36.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 BYN
(81.15 руб)
2.18 BYN
(62.85 руб)
     -22.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 BYN
(43.88 руб)
1.30 BYN
(37.41 руб)
     -14.7 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.70 BYN
(337.41 руб)
7.77 BYN
(224.08 руб)
     -33.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.71 BYN
(49.42 руб)
1.51 BYN
(43.54 руб)
     -11.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 BYN
(51.88 руб)
1.70 BYN
(48.91 руб)
     -5.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.07 BYN
(117.41 руб)
3.67 BYN
(105.98 руб)
     -9.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.06 BYN
(376.67 руб)
8.48 BYN
(244.65 руб)
     -35.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.58 BYN
(160.88 руб)
4.87 BYN
(140.59 руб)
     -12.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.13 BYN
(320.97 руб)
8.95 BYN
(258.16 руб)
     -19.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.59 BYN
(45.81 руб)
1.69 BYN
(48.63 руб)
     +6.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.32 BYN
(38.02 руб)
2.30 BYN
(66.40 руб)
     +74.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.97 BYN
(56.77 руб)
2.24 BYN
(64.68 руб)
     +13.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.29 BYN
(94.99 руб)
3.27 BYN
(94.21 руб)
     -0.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.76 BYN
(21.85 руб)
0.90 BYN
(25.96 руб)
     +18.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.67 BYN
(19.35 руб)
0.91 BYN
(26.31 руб)
     +36.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.22 BYN
(92.80 руб)
3.92 BYN
(113.08 руб)
     +21.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 BYN
(52.88 руб)
1.70 BYN
(49.04 руб)
     -7.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.80 BYN
(600.00 руб)
20.00 BYN
(576.82 руб)
     -3.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.50 BYN
(72.04 руб)
2.71 BYN
(78.24 руб)
     +8.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.28 BYN
(152.36 руб)
5.07 BYN
(146.25 руб)
     -4.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.93 BYN
(200.00 руб)
4.50 BYN
(129.78 руб)
     -35.1 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.77 BYN
(51.00 руб)
0.90 BYN
(25.96 руб)
     -49.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.21 BYN
(2,400.00 руб)
50.00 BYN
(1,442.05 руб)
     -39.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.90 BYN
(199.00 руб)
4.00 BYN
(115.36 руб)
     -42.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.84 BYN
(24.14 руб)
0.80 BYN
(23.21 руб)
     -3.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.72 BYN
(540.00 руб)
15.00 BYN
(432.62 руб)
     -19.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.94 BYN
(200.17 руб)
9.33 BYN
(269.22 руб)
     +34.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 76,280.10 BYN
(2,200,000.00 руб)
54,000.00 BYN
(1,557,418.00 руб)
     -29.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 84,206.87 BYN
(2,428,616.43 руб)
71,310.00 BYN
(2,056,656.99 руб)
     -15.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 330.36 BYN
(9,527.84 руб)
152.05 BYN
(4,385.22 руб)
     -54.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 BYN
(2.46 руб)
0.13 BYN
(3.83 руб)
     +55.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.07 BYN
(521.14 руб)
34.88 BYN
(1,006.08 руб)
     +93.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 108.75 BYN
(3,136.56 руб)
89.67 BYN
(2,586.26 руб)
     -17.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 68.23 BYN
(1,967.91 руб)
44.74 BYN
(1,290.45 руб)
     -34.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.34 BYN
(500.00 руб)
12.00 BYN
(346.09 руб)
     -30.8 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,356.57 BYN
(39,125.00 руб)
1,170.72 BYN
(33,764.84 руб)
     -13.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,288.98 BYN
(729,361.46 руб)
16,660.73 BYN
(480,513.47 руб)
     -34.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 254.55 BYN
(7,341.51 руб)
180.94 BYN
(5,218.50 руб)
     -28.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 131.61 BYN
(3,795.65 руб)
113.52 BYN
(3,274.09 руб)
     -13.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 292.59 BYN
(8,438.64 руб)
268.26 BYN
(7,736.96 руб)
     -8.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 333.11 BYN
(9,607.25 руб)
283.37 BYN
(8,172.65 руб)
     -14.9 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,420.44 BYN
(69,808.08 руб)
1,015.06 BYN
(29,275.48 руб)
     -58.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,368.17 BYN
(39,459.46 руб)
714.03 BYN
(20,593.37 руб)
     -47.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,653.81 BYN
(134,220.78 руб)
1,947.64 BYN
(56,172.13 руб)
     -58.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,525.93 BYN
(72,850.57 руб)
1,265.44 BYN
(36,496.56 руб)
     -49.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,674.94 BYN
(48,307.20 руб)
446.55 BYN
(12,879.09 руб)
     -73.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 862.43 BYN
(24,873.51 руб)
286.74 BYN
(8,269.75 руб)
     -66.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,072.90 BYN
(88,625.82 руб)
1,427.15 BYN
(41,160.56 руб)
     -53.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.65 19.72      +104.3 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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