Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Minsk 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Minsk are 22.49% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minsk are 35.20% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Minsk are 56.95% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Minsk are 25.91% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Minsk are 14.46% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Minsk is 36.33% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 27.10 BYN
(800.00 руб)
20.00 BYN
(590.32 руб)
     -26.21 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 101.64 BYN
(3,000.00 руб)
80.00 BYN
(2,361.28 руб)
     -21.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.86 BYN
(350.00 руб)
11.50 BYN
(339.43 руб)
     -3.02 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.47 BYN
(250.00 руб)
3.00 BYN
(88.55 руб)
     -64.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.47 BYN
(250.00 руб)
5.16 BYN
(152.27 руб)
     -39.09 %
Cappuccino (regular) 6.57 BYN
(193.91 руб)
4.16 BYN
(122.77 руб)
     -36.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 BYN
(65.55 руб)
1.78 BYN
(52.40 руб)
     -20.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 BYN
(44.99 руб)
1.19 BYN
(35.05 руб)
     -22.09 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.89 BYN
(292.01 руб)
6.71 BYN
(198.00 руб)
     -32.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.46 BYN
(43.16 руб)
1.25 BYN
(36.81 руб)
     -14.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 BYN
(44.19 руб)
1.22 BYN
(35.87 руб)
     -18.83 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.64 BYN
(107.53 руб)
3.47 BYN
(102.43 руб)
     -4.75 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.17 BYN
(300.24 руб)
6.63 BYN
(195.78 руб)
     -34.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.81 BYN
(142.11 руб)
4.00 BYN
(118.17 руб)
     -16.84 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.41 BYN
(277.89 руб)
8.16 BYN
(240.72 руб)
     -13.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.60 BYN
(47.29 руб)
1.39 BYN
(40.91 руб)
     -13.50 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 BYN
(33.15 руб)
1.53 BYN
(45.11 руб)
     +36.07 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 BYN
(51.60 руб)
1.90 BYN
(56.06 руб)
     +8.65 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.89 BYN
(85.22 руб)
2.24 BYN
(66.06 руб)
     -22.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.77 BYN
(22.83 руб)
0.86 BYN
(25.39 руб)
     +11.21 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.61 BYN
(18.10 руб)
0.76 BYN
(22.54 руб)
     +24.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.16 BYN
(93.29 руб)
3.13 BYN
(92.39 руб)
     -0.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.47 BYN
(43.24 руб)
1.54 BYN
(45.58 руб)
     +5.41 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.33 BYN
(600.00 руб)
15.00 BYN
(442.74 руб)
     -26.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.21 BYN
(65.14 руб)
2.48 BYN
(73.28 руб)
     +12.51 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.39 BYN
(129.52 руб)
4.75 BYN
(140.29 руб)
     +8.31 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.10 BYN
(180.00 руб)
4.00 BYN
(118.06 руб)
     -34.41 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.69 BYN
(50.00 руб)
0.80 BYN
(23.61 руб)
     -52.77 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 77.92 BYN
(2,300.00 руб)
45.00 BYN
(1,328.22 руб)
     -42.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.08 BYN
(150.00 руб)
3.50 BYN
(103.31 руб)
     -31.13 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.82 BYN
(24.14 руб)
0.82 BYN
(24.13 руб)
     -0.05 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.33 BYN
(600.00 руб)
9.60 BYN
(283.35 руб)
     -52.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.47 BYN
(190.88 руб)
7.67 BYN
(226.43 руб)
     +18.63 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 67,759.74 BYN
(2,000,000.00 руб)
49,780.00 BYN
(1,469,309.07 руб)
     -26.53 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 58,535.35 BYN
(1,727,732.50 руб)
58,001.04 BYN
(1,711,961.81 руб)
     -0.91 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 295.28 BYN
(8,715.39 руб)
138.54 BYN
(4,089.08 руб)
     -53.08 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 BYN
(2.09 руб)
0.11 BYN
(3.37 руб)
     +61.41 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 16.75 BYN
(494.47 руб)
32.04 BYN
(945.78 руб)
     +91.27 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 108.08 BYN
(3,190.16 руб)
78.09 BYN
(2,305.03 руб)
     -27.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 74.35 BYN
(2,194.44 руб)
47.46 BYN
(1,400.77 руб)
     -36.17 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.25 BYN
(450.00 руб)
10.00 BYN
(295.16 руб)
     -34.41 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,435.19 BYN
(42,361.11 руб)
1,301.15 BYN
(38,404.78 руб)
     -9.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,990.49 BYN
(826,168.63 руб)
20,745.68 BYN
(612,330.68 руб)
     -25.88 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 232.46 BYN
(6,861.29 руб)
152.68 BYN
(4,506.39 руб)
     -34.32 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 118.69 BYN
(3,503.23 руб)
94.39 BYN
(2,786.03 руб)
     -20.47 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 225.32 BYN
(6,650.62 руб)
228.37 BYN
(6,740.51 руб)
     +1.35 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 290.40 BYN
(8,571.43 руб)
237.51 BYN
(7,010.31 руб)
     -18.21 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,312.75 BYN
(68,263.16 руб)
1,012.73 BYN
(29,891.87 руб)
     -56.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,347.48 BYN
(39,772.15 руб)
686.45 BYN
(20,261.22 руб)
     -49.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,935.68 BYN
(145,681.82 руб)
1,916.81 BYN
(56,576.60 руб)
     -61.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,568.85 BYN
(75,822.41 руб)
1,190.37 BYN
(35,135.16 руб)
     -53.66 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,480.09 BYN
(43,686.44 руб)
484.57 BYN
(14,302.51 руб)
     -67.26 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 733.09 BYN
(21,637.99 руб)
286.87 BYN
(8,467.22 руб)
     -60.87 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,669.99 BYN
(78,807.53 руб)
1,101.71 BYN
(32,518.05 руб)
     -58.74 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.67 17.37      +100.37 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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