Minsk

Quality of life in Minsk

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
16/265
Details
Large apartment$470.00
Medium apartment$400.00
Rent index [score]0.94
Small apartment$330.00

Cost of Living

9
21/248
Details
5km taxi ride$2.60
A Cappuccino$1.80
A beer$0.83
A kilogram of Apples$0.95
Bread$0.18
Inflation [score]0.93
Lunch$6.70
Monthly fitness club membership$38.00
Monthly public transport$15.00
Movie ticket$3.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$39.04

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]0.30
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.16
Meetups groups28
Meetups members3437
Number of investors6
Number of startup events in the last 12 months45
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.41
Startup events7
Startup events [score]0.29
Startups [score]0.55
Total number of startups55

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

4
99/266
Details
Airport hub41
Airport hub [score]0.25
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.51

Commute

5
99/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Belarus/Minsk
Traffic handling [score]0.82

Business Freedom

6
214/264
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
26/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.84
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]0.96
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

4
232/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.36
Healthcare quality [score]0.54
Life expectancy (years)72.27
Life expectancy [score]0.34

Education

1
232/240
Details
Best university in rankingBelarusian State University
Best university ranking801
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

7
111/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.64
Cleanliness [score]0.97
Drinking water quality [score]0.49
Urban greenery [score]0.72

Economy

3
236/263
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
84/266
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
161/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)21.47
Internet access (download) [score]0.38
Internet access (upload) [score]0.60
Upload speed (Mbps)15.64

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
108/266
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]0.92

Outdoors

5
121/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters237.50
Urban area elevation (meters)220.00
Water access [score]0.83
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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

15/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

226/263
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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
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Demographics of Belarus

Median age
40
Elderly people
15%
Life expectancy at birth
73
GDP per capita (in USD)
$18,161
204/263
Unemployment
1%
3/264

Languages

Common spoken languages
Russian
Belarusian

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