Cost of living in Belarus

Summary of cost of living in Belarus

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,233 BYN
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,332 BYN
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 18 BYN
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 10 BYN
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.38 BYN
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.33 BYN
12 eggs, large 3.89 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 BYN
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.63 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.13 BYN
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.00 BYN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 19 BYN
2 liters of coca-cola 3.76 BYN
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.32 BYN
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,774 BYN
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 965 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 135 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,172 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 890 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 80 BYN
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 26 BYN
40” flat screen tv 1,596 BYN
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 402 BYN
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 44 BYN
Hourly rate for cleaning help 40 BYN
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 183 BYN
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 83 BYN
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 259 BYN
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 263 BYN
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 34,921 BYN
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.31 BYN
Monthly ticket public transport 45 BYN
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 23 BYN
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 35 BYN
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 40 BYN
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 23 BYN
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 BYN
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 BYN
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.09 BYN
Tube of toothpaste 5.95 BYN
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 21 BYN
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 56 BYN
2 tickets to the movies 19 BYN
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 86 BYN
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 122 BYN
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 12 BYN
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5.47 BYN
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 BYN
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,248 BYN
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.53 BYN
1 month of gym membership in business district 81 BYN
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 4.54 BYN

Map of Cost of Living in Belarus

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This map shows only the top cities in Belarus. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Minsk costs 30 BYN (8 minutes ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Minsk costs 20 BYN (about 19 hours ago)
  • 500 g of bread in Minsk costs 0.90 BYN (4 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Minsk costs 4.40 BYN (4 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Minsk costs 5.20 BYN (4 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Minsk costs 2.20 BYN (4 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Minsk costs 24,812 BYN (4 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Minsk costs 7 BYN (6 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Minsk costs 70 BYN (6 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Minsk costs 0.13 BYN (6 days ago)

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