Cost of living in Minsk, Belarus

Summary of cost of living in Minsk

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,363 BYN
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,216 BYN
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Minsk
Current as of Jun 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 16 BYN
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9 BYN
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.92 BYN
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.78 BYN
12 eggs, large 3.15 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.09 BYN
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.04 BYN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.46 BYN
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.15 BYN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 18 BYN
2 liters of coca-cola 2.77 BYN
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.02 BYN
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,878 BYN
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,098 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 116 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,050 BYN
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 731 BYN
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 80 BYN
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 20 BYN
40” flat screen tv 678 BYN
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 279 BYN
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 13 BYN
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18 BYN
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 99 BYN
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 92 BYN
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 214 BYN
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 280 BYN
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 32,636 BYN
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1.84 BYN
Monthly ticket public transport 38 BYN
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12 BYN
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 12 BYN
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 14 BYN
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 31 BYN
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 9 BYN
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.21 BYN
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.82 BYN
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.81 BYN
Tube of toothpaste 3.36 BYN
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15 BYN
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 43 BYN
2 tickets to the movies 16 BYN
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 63 BYN
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 91 BYN
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 14 BYN
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.04 BYN
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4.87 BYN
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,133 BYN
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.10 BYN
1 month of gym membership in business district 89 BYN
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5.17 BYN
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 478 prices entered by 56 different people.
Latest price update: June 21, 2021

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