Minsk

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
19/265
Details
Large apartment$480.00
Medium apartment$400.00
Rent index [score]0.95
Small apartment$330.00

Cost of Living

9
17/245
Details
5km taxi ride$2.00
A Cappuccino$1.60
A beer$0.83
A kilogram of Apples$1.10
Bread$0.17
Inflation [score]0.95
Lunch$6.10
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$15.00
Movie ticket$3.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$39.79

Startups

4
122/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.32
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups18
Meetups members1809
Number of investors6
Number of startup events in the last 12 months45
Startup climate scene [score]0.41
Startup events7
Startup events [score]0.30
Startups [score]0.55
Total number of startups57

Venture Capital

2
198/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.18

Travel Connectivity

4
104/265
Details
Airport hub41
Airport hub [score]0.25
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.50

Commute

5
94/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Belarus/Minsk
Traffic handling [score]0.76

Business Freedom

6
214/263
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
27/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.86
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

4
231/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.36
Healthcare quality [score]0.55
Life expectancy (years)72.27
Life expectancy [score]0.34

Education

1
231/239
Details
Best university in rankingBelarusian State University
Best university ranking801
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

7
87/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.62
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.64
Urban greenery [score]0.73

Economy

3
235/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.95
Currency for urban areaBYN
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.34
GDP per capita$18161.43
GDP per capita [score]0.30

Taxation

6
67/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.35
Income tax level [score]0.83
Profit tax (% of profit)0.55
Time overhead to file company taxes176
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

6
103/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)25.06
Internet access (download) [score]0.53
Internet access (upload) [score]0.67
Upload speed (Mbps)17.45

Leisure & Culture

7
75/264
Details
Art galleries103
Art galleries [score]0.69
Cinemas86
Cinemas [score]0.75
Comedy clubs77
Comedy clubs [score]0.68
Concert venues106
Concerts [score]0.66
Historical sites109
Historical sites [score]0.79
Museums73
Museums [score]0.60
Performing art venues39
Performing arts [score]0.65
Sport venues118
Sports [score]0.80
Zoos39
Zoos [score]0.78

Tolerance

7
104/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index56.93
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.57
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 legalityAmbiguous
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.93

Outdoors

5
120/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
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 245 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)

$320$480
$400
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$3
Broadband internet connection$10
Monthly public transport$15
Lunch$6
-65%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Minsk are very low. For this job type, Minsk ranks 263rd for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Minsk.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$4,806
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

13%
For annual salary of $40000
13%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

20%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

15/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

225/262
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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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The overall crime rate puts Minsk in position 44 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Minsk

Population of Minsk

2,097,800
844 /km²
143/264
Density (people per unit of area)
4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Minsk

Demographics of Belarus

Median age
40
Elderly people
15%
Life expectancy at birth
73
GDP per capita (in USD)
$18,161
203/262
Unemployment
1%
3/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
Russian
Belarusian

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Software Engineer
9.52%
Founder
6.67%
Marketing Manager
4.76%
IT Manager
3.81%
Business Analyst
2.86%
Content Marketing
2.86%
Account Manager
1.90%
Other
67.62%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

13

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Minsk

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On living in Minsk

Minsk is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Belarus, its population is about two million people.

For a long time after the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, Minsk and Belarus, in general, had a reputation of a Soviet experience park among those few tourists who considered visiting it. Recently, this stereotype has started losing its relevance: Minsk now offers reliable and affordable public transport, plentiful hotels, convenient banking, as well as shopping and dining experience that international tourists will find familiar. The quality and number of sightseeing opportunities have improved remarkably too. Those who want to see the Soviet past in action, should venture further afield in Belarus and consider specialist tours.

The only Belarusian airline, Belavia, is based at the Minsk National Airport which, in the recent years, has become an increasignly popular transit hub for travel between Ukraine, Russia, Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe. Also, a number of Russian airlines, Ukrainian International Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian, airBaltic and few other airlines fly to Minsk daily or near daily.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Belarus
58th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

75th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

97th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

69th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

148th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

94th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

37th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

52nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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