Cost of Living in Minsk

Summary about cost of living in Minsk, Belarus:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 BYN 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 BYN 70.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.45 BYN 10.08-17.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.27 BYN 2.00-7.56
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 BYN 4.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 BYN 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 BYN 1.37-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.30 BYN 1.00-2.52
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.77 BYN 5.68-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.51 BYN 0.91-2.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.70 BYN 1.13-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.67 BYN 3.00-4.44
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.48 BYN 6.80-13.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.87 BYN 3.18-6.35
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.95 BYN 6.35-11.79
Apples (1 lb) 1.69 BYN 0.91-2.29
Banana (1 lb) 2.30 BYN 1.72-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.24 BYN 1.59-2.95
Tomato (1 lb) 3.27 BYN 1.68-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 0.90 BYN 0.45-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.91 BYN 0.55-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 3.92 BYN 1.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.70 BYN 1.10-2.10
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 BYN 15.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.71 BYN 2.00-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.07 BYN 3.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.50 BYN 4.00-5.04
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.90 BYN 0.85-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 BYN 35.00-69.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 BYN 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.80 BYN 0.56-2.03
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 BYN 6.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9.33 BYN 8.71-9.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 54,000.00 BYN 45,000.00-70,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 71,310.00 BYN 63,105.00-85,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.05 BYN 110.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 BYN 0.05-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 34.88 BYN 25.00-45.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 89.67 BYN 60.00-130.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.74 BYN 30.00-55.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 BYN 9.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,170.72 BYN 900.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,660.73 BYN 12,000.00-21,600.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 180.94 BYN 80.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 113.52 BYN 60.00-150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 268.26 BYN 180.00-349.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 283.37 BYN 140.00-450.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,015.06 BYN 755.73-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 714.03 BYN 503.82-1,007.64
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,947.64 BYN 1,500.00-3,022.91
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,265.44 BYN 1,000.00-1,817.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 446.55 BYN 351.04-702.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 286.74 BYN 257.43-371.61
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,427.15 BYN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 19.72 15.00-25.00

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Last update: February 2023
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13 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jul 04, 2022:
Belarus finished off any opportunities to prove itself with treacherous government acts against humanity and there is no forgiveness.
Anonymous on Apr 25, 2022:
Wrong information on kindergartens and schools. Fee for meals in kindergarten per month - 85 BYN. Fee for meals in school per month - 40 BYN. Schools and kindergartens are free!
Anonymous on Jan 15, 2021:
My wife and I are Americans that have traveled extensively throughout Europe over the years.Like many we visited Minsk a very clean modern city. We are from the midwest usa so we're the meat and potatoes type. Best potatoes we ever had were in Minsk.We read the comments from the person from the UK on how Americans are treated throughout Europe for the most part. Yes we have experienced the same treatment most likely because of how the U S government behaves badly with everyone.But we never engaged in hateful comments towards us by many we encountered throughout Europe.Everyone has a right to their opinions so we respect that. But we never visited anywhere in Europe to engage in negative encounters but instead enjoy history throughout Europe which we enjoyed over the years. Thanks to the person from the UK for sticking up for Americans. But nonetheless we enjoyed our time in Europe,thank you.
Anonymous on Jan 08, 2021:
There's no real reasons to expect the Americans to visit Belarus again but we wish they would.
Anonymous on Dec 30, 2020:
Although I'm from the UK I've noticed Americans don't care about knowing anything about any other countries but after sitting back listening to people throughout Europe bashing Americans and America overall I really don't blame Americans for showing little to no interest in Europe as a whole. They vacation throughout Europe and spend a lot of money. The majority of European citizens critize Americans during their visits I've noticed just because they're Americans.Maybe you're one of the PUZZLED ones who critize Americans?
Anonymous on Nov 24, 2020:
1 room flat in minsk cost from 150 to 300. See https://r.onliner.by/ak
Tanimowo Oluyinka on Jul 05, 2020:
Will like to know how much it cost to rent a room in Student Village, Minsk for a month. Thank you as I await any help or information on this.
Natalie on Oct 07, 2019:
So happened, I know a lot of people from Belarus. And I decided to place this comment because my soul is hurting when I am thinking about their fate and their everyday life. You are asking how much money can be enough to live comfortably in Belarus? I know that salary for a lot of people there who work in different professional fields is no more then $200. This amount of money only can keep you just alive and not too hungry. It is a big shame for people who govern this country that since 1991, the year when the Soviet Union collapsed, not done too much to increase the living standards for the most of the people of this nice country. I get constant association that despite of all existing possible technological advances the level of their living in 21 century reminds me the live that possibly existed in the medieval ages.
Siraaj - Cape Town SA on Sep 25, 2019:
Belarus, Minsk in particular.....was one of the cleanest and nicest cities I've been to so far. Night life is amazing, food and cost of living is really good compared to most of Europe. People are friendly and welcoming. Looking forward to my next visit! Still lots more I'd like to see
Aga on Jul 12, 2019:
I'm going to relocate to Minsk with my family, I have 3 kids in KG and Grade levels. I couldn't find enough information about the schools in Minsk, especially that have an English curriculum. so, anyone has information about the schools and their tuition fees. even roughly.
Edward on Jun 12, 2019:
I have visited Ukraine and Poland many times and have found the people to be wonderful once they open up. I am considering living in Ukraine or maybe Belarus so I can travel through Europe and Eastern Europe. As an American I know we can be very provincial which rightfully puts people off. I lived 13 years in Hawaii and it was annoying when people would move there and want the locals to change or complain about the laid back attitude. To assimilate anywhere all you have to do is be respectful and the doors will open for you.
Anonymous on May 03, 2019:
Minsk is nothing more than a shithole full of Russian operatives.
Daniel on Apr 23, 2019:
I lived in Minsk for 7 years it is a great country. I recommend going there