Minsk

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
27/263
Details
Large apartment$510.08
Medium apartment$427.88
Rent index [score]0.93
Small apartment$345.69

Cost of Living

9
17/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.00
A Cappuccino$1.60
A beer$0.77
A kilogram of Apples$0.93
Bread$0.16
Inflation [score]0.94
Lunch$6.30
Monthly fitness club membership$36.00
Monthly public transport$14.00
Movie ticket$3.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$37.68

Startups

4
161/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.13
Meetups groups12
Meetups members1078
Number of investors6
Number of startup events in the last 12 months34
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.29
Startup events2
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.55
Total number of startups52

Venture Capital

1
219/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.12

Travel Connectivity

4
99/260
Details
Airport hub41
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.50

Commute

5
99/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Belarus/Minsk
Traffic handling [score]0.77

Business Freedom

6
210/259
Details
Business freedom69.00
Business freedom [score]0.54
Freedom from corruption31.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.18
Lack of labor restrictions74.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.71
Time to open a business5.00
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

9
14/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.91
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

6
213/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.80
Healthcare quality [score]0.56
Life expectancy (years)72.27
Life expectancy [score]0.34

Education

1
227/230
Details
Best university in rankingBelarusian State University
Best university ranking801
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

7
111/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.62
Cleanliness [score]0.91
Drinking water quality [score]0.53
Urban greenery [score]0.71

Economy

3
231/258
Details
Currency for urban areaBYR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.34
GDP per capita$18161.43
GDP per capita [score]0.30

Taxation

6
69/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.35
Income tax level [score]0.84
Profit tax (% of profit)0.55
Time overhead to file company taxes176
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

5
123/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)19.28
Internet access (download) [score]0.44
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)17.28

Leisure & Culture

7
76/263
Details
Art galleries101
Art galleries [score]0.70
Cinemas50
Cinemas [score]0.74
Comedy clubs74
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues108
Concerts [score]0.66
Historical sites81
Historical sites [score]0.80
Museums42
Museums [score]0.59
Performing art venues69
Performing arts [score]0.68
Sport venues49
Sports [score]0.79
Zoos31
Zoos [score]0.77

Tolerance

4
244/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index59.60
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.60
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.15

Outdoors

5
115/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
Median peak in meters239.00
Urban area elevation (meters)220.00
Water access [score]0.82
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Minsk are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Minsk will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$340$516
$428
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$36
Movie ticket$3
Broadband internet connection$10
Monthly public transport$14
Lunch$6
-66%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$4,605
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

7.30
Guns per 100 people
0.23
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Minsk in position 30 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Minsk

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

13

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Minsk

Minsk is the capital and biggest city of Belarus. It is situated on the Svislach and Niamiha rivers. From 1919-1991 it was the capital of the Byelorussian SSR. It is also the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

80% of the city was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1950s to the liking of Joseph Stalin. Large Soviet-Bloc style "palaces" make up a portion of the city centre. For this reason Minsk is a wonderful place to visit for those interested in the Soviet Union who want to see it almost alive.

English is rarely spoken and tourism is not a priority in Minsk. It's wise to learn some key phrases in Russian (which is the default language, Belarusian may also be spoken or understood).

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