Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Minsk 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Minsk are 19.8% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Minsk are 31.1% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Minsk are 52.7% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Minsk are 16.1% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Minsk are 16.8% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Minsk is 25.1% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 руб
(31.21 BYN)
865.00 руб
(30.00 BYN)
     -3.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,600.00 руб
(124.86 BYN)
2,883.34 руб
(100.00 BYN)
     -19.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 450.00 руб
(15.61 BYN)
446.92 руб
(15.50 BYN)
     -0.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(10.40 BYN)
90.29 руб
(3.13 BYN)
     -69.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(10.40 BYN)
230.67 руб
(8.00 BYN)
     -23.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 235.63 руб
(8.17 BYN)
151.83 руб
(5.27 BYN)
     -35.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 98.62 руб
(3.42 BYN)
70.48 руб
(2.44 BYN)
     -28.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 54.26 руб
(1.88 BYN)
40.35 руб
(1.40 BYN)
     -25.6 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 326.23 руб
(11.31 BYN)
247.27 руб
(8.58 BYN)
     -24.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 53.20 руб
(1.84 BYN)
49.13 руб
(1.70 BYN)
     -7.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.38 руб
(1.99 BYN)
51.19 руб
(1.78 BYN)
     -10.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 159.27 руб
(5.52 BYN)
119.13 руб
(4.13 BYN)
     -25.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 381.04 руб
(13.22 BYN)
262.93 руб
(9.12 BYN)
     -31.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 195.91 руб
(6.79 BYN)
158.75 руб
(5.51 BYN)
     -19.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 390.17 руб
(13.53 BYN)
300.13 руб
(10.41 BYN)
     -23.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 56.89 руб
(1.97 BYN)
42.32 руб
(1.47 BYN)
     -25.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 61.70 руб
(2.14 BYN)
71.91 руб
(2.49 BYN)
     +16.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 71.85 руб
(2.49 BYN)
72.32 руб
(2.51 BYN)
     +0.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 137.29 руб
(4.76 BYN)
97.53 руб
(3.38 BYN)
     -29.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.60 руб
(0.61 BYN)
18.45 руб
(0.64 BYN)
     +4.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.46 руб
(0.64 BYN)
26.36 руб
(0.91 BYN)
     +42.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 107.06 руб
(3.71 BYN)
121.53 руб
(4.21 BYN)
     +13.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.75 руб
(1.90 BYN)
51.53 руб
(1.79 BYN)
     -5.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(20.81 BYN)
720.83 руб
(25.00 BYN)
     +20.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 78.32 руб
(2.72 BYN)
80.04 руб
(2.78 BYN)
     +2.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 164.97 руб
(5.72 BYN)
155.28 руб
(5.39 BYN)
     -5.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 230.00 руб
(7.98 BYN)
151.38 руб
(5.25 BYN)
     -34.2 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб
(2.08 BYN)
25.95 руб
(0.90 BYN)
     -56.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(94.68 BYN)
1,471.95 руб
(51.05 BYN)
     -46.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(6.94 BYN)
111.01 руб
(3.85 BYN)
     -44.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 руб
(2.23 BYN)
46.40 руб
(1.61 BYN)
     -27.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(18.73 BYN)
564.44 руб
(19.58 BYN)
     +4.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 211.82 руб
(7.35 BYN)
260.90 руб
(9.05 BYN)
     +23.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(104,046.00 BYN)
1,657,920.46 руб
(57,500.00 BYN)
     -44.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,007,692.31 руб
(104,312.79 BYN)
2,399,017.73 руб
(83,202.74 BYN)
     -20.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,697.00 руб
(370.99 BYN)
5,193.51 руб
(180.12 BYN)
     -51.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 551.75 руб
(19.14 BYN)
739.25 руб
(25.64 BYN)
     +34.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 536.48 руб
(18.61 BYN)
1,017.66 руб
(35.29 BYN)
     +89.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,951.75 руб
(102.37 BYN)
2,976.07 руб
(103.22 BYN)
     +0.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,341.58 руб
(81.21 BYN)
1,308.71 руб
(45.39 BYN)
     -44.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(17.34 BYN)
432.50 руб
(15.00 BYN)
     -13.5 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 43,816.09 руб
(1,519.63 BYN)
29,451.26 руб
(1,021.43 BYN)
     -32.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,056,106.46 руб
(36,627.89 BYN)
538,223.46 руб
(18,666.67 BYN)
     -49.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,297.38 руб
(287.77 BYN)
6,110.13 руб
(211.91 BYN)
     -26.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,009.29 руб
(139.05 BYN)
4,011.87 руб
(139.14 BYN)
     +0.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,614.29 руб
(333.44 BYN)
9,352.06 руб
(324.35 BYN)
     -2.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,437.04 руб
(327.30 BYN)
9,456.90 руб
(327.98 BYN)
     +0.2 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 78,378.38 руб
(2,718.32 BYN)
40,071.37 руб
(1,389.76 BYN)
     -48.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 47,352.36 руб
(1,642.27 BYN)
24,243.17 руб
(840.80 BYN)
     -48.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 163,218.18 руб
(5,660.73 BYN)
69,026.25 руб
(2,393.97 BYN)
     -57.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 88,092.24 руб
(3,055.22 BYN)
45,111.66 руб
(1,564.56 BYN)
     -48.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 46,150.36 руб
(1,600.59 BYN)
16,378.56 руб
(568.04 BYN)
     -64.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,287.64 руб
(911.71 BYN)
10,356.90 руб
(359.20 BYN)
     -60.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Minsk Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 111,718.66 руб
(3,874.63 BYN)
57,690.07 руб
(2,000.81 BYN)
     -48.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.10 15.76      +11.8 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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