Cost of living in Minsk, Belarus

Summary of cost of living in Minsk

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,608 BYN
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,801 BYN
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Minsk
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23 BYN
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 12 BYN
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7 BYN
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.44 BYN
12 eggs, large 4.10 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 7 BYN
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.03 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.16 BYN
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.50 BYN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 33 BYN
2 liters of coca-cola 4.04 BYN
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.32 BYN
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,337 BYN
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,370 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 122 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,304 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 906 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 86 BYN
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 26 BYN
40” flat screen tv 1,010 BYN
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 465 BYN
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 28 BYN
Hourly rate for cleaning help 32 BYN
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 171 BYN
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 81 BYN
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 261 BYN
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 286 BYN
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 38,634 BYN
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.31 BYN
Monthly ticket public transport 44 BYN
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 26 BYN
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 16 BYN
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21 BYN
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 36 BYN
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 15 BYN
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11 BYN
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9 BYN
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.50 BYN
Tube of toothpaste 5.56 BYN
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 21 BYN
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 49 BYN
2 tickets to the movies 25 BYN
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 82 BYN
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 114 BYN
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 16 BYN
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5.00 BYN
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 BYN
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,010 BYN
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.20 BYN
1 month of gym membership in business district 82 BYN
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.08 BYN
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 68 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2024

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