Cost of Living in Minsk

Summary of cost of living in Minsk, Belarus:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.05 € 4.23-14.10
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28.20 € 19.74-46.19
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.51 € 3.81-5.64
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.92 € 0.56-2.49
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 € 1.13-2.82
Cappuccino (regular) 1.48 € 0.85-1.97
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.71 € 0.44-1.39
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.40 € 0.28-0.85
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.41 € 1.81-3.20
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.48 € 0.26-0.70
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 € 0.32-0.77
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.16 € 1.01-1.35
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.57 € 2.05-4.09
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.55 € 1.11-2.05
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.99 € 2.05-4.48
Apples (1 lb) 0.41 € 0.26-0.64
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 € 0.51-0.87
Oranges (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.45-1.02
Tomato (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.50-1.28
Potato (1 lb) 0.18 € 0.10-0.29
Onion (1 lb) 0.27 € 0.13-0.42
Lettuce (1 head) 1.25 € 0.38-2.26
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.50 € 0.34-0.64
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.05 € 2.82-9.24
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.77 € 0.56-0.92
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 € 0.99-1.97
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.48 € 1.13-1.85
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.25 € 0.24-0.28
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 14.40 € 10.79-19.46
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.04 € 0.85-2.26
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.45 € 0.27-0.91
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.59 € 5.08-8.46
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.56 € 2.52-2.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,214.74 € 12,689.80-21,249.49
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,471.24 € 20,325.60-28,199.55
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 50.75 € 34.36-70.50
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 7.17 € 4.40-8.46
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 9.89 € 7.61-12.01
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.86 € 22.56-42.30
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.80 € 8.46-16.92
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.23 € 2.82-7.05
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 280.23 € 225.60-338.39
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,263.92 € 3,383.95-6,767.89
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.51 € 19.74-112.80
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.03 € 16.92-70.50
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.78 € 56.40-132.54
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.18 € 39.48-141.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 397.05 € 231.24-563.99
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 239.09 € 169.20-369.56
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 694.86 € 461.95-986.98
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 453.88 € 310.20-646.72
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 160.86 € 130.99-257.49
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 101.77 € 85.83-120.16
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 573.82 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 15.77 12.50-20.99

Prices in Minsk

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Last update: May 2024
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14 Comments so far
dimis on Apr 17, 2024:
I was in Belarus last year and it is a pleasant and peaceful country. I have never felt as calm and safe anywhere as in Belarus.
I am planning to move to live from Latvia
Alexandr on Oct 03, 2023:
USD to BYN conversion ratio is wrong. Now 1 USD = 3.31, in your system 1 USD = 2.53. Pretty big discrepancy
Anonymous on Aug 15, 2023:
To ANFISA July 2 2023

I haven't read anything positive from anyone visiting your comunist filled exact replica of Russia because that's what you all are.Belarusians never wanted or needed to be saved from anything because they're content drinking konyak and smoking heavily alot.But the upside being Belarusians just like everyone else in the Soviet union block past and present are killing themselves with their life altering habits which is great news for others who despise them.
Anonymous on Aug 15, 2023:
Belarus women don't need to worry Putin's soldiers will make sure Belarus women have hot curling irons incerted into their VAG before setting the women on fire with petrol
JD on Jul 05, 2023:
Please note the exchange rate of BYN to USD is not updating correctly... The FX rate should be closer to 3.03 BYN to 1 USD.
Anfisa BELARUS on Jul 02, 2023:
Hi to everyone! Im very happy that many of you had a nice time in my country Belarus.
I belive its very peaceful, clean and safe country and Im happy I was born here.
I also have a Youtube channel named AnfisaBelarus , where I show you real life which majority of Belarusians have.
Greetings from Minsk.
Anonymous on Mar 05, 2023:
yes, Belarus is finished! But when Putin dies, who knows?Ist proximity to Europe means something still, just that Russian control over the country is so tight right now
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.