Cost of living in Minsk, Belarus

Summary of cost of living in Minsk

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,973 BYN
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,933 BYN
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Minsk, Belarus. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15 BYN
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9 BYN
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.58 BYN
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.00 BYN
12 eggs, large 2.55 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.23 BYN
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.96 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.38 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.14 BYN
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.85 BYN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 18 BYN
2 liters of coca-cola 2.46 BYN
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.72 BYN
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,588 BYN
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 885 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 1,005 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 733 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 97 BYN
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 16 BYN
40” flat screen tv 643 BYN
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 277 BYN
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 11 BYN
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18 BYN
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 219 BYN
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 85 BYN
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 205 BYN
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 185 BYN
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 32,994 BYN
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.53 BYN
Monthly ticket public transport 34 BYN
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12 BYN
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9 BYN
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10 BYN
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 32 BYN
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5.93 BYN
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.00 BYN
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.85 BYN
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.36 BYN
Tube of toothpaste 3.49 BYN
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 16 BYN
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 33 BYN
2 tickets to the movies 16 BYN
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 70 BYN
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 82 BYN
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15 BYN
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.75 BYN
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5.08 BYN
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,126 BYN
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.10 BYN
1 month of gym membership in business district 69 BYN
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3.03 BYN
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 191 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: July 12, 2020

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