Cost of living comparison

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Iceland is 3.2 times more expensive than Minsk.

If you lived in Iceland instead of Minsk, you would:

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pay 3.5 times more for restaurants

 
Minsk
Iceland
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $7.64
BYN25.02
$19.51
ISK2,708
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.89
BYN16.01
$16.45
ISK2,283
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.77
BYN2.51
$2.70
ISK375

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pay 3.1 times more for groceries

 
Minsk
Iceland
Bread
1 loaf
$0.57
BYN1.88
$3.16
ISK438
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.07
BYN10.06
$6.72
ISK932
Milk (1 gallon) $2.61
BYN8.55
$6.27
ISK870

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pay 4.0 times more for transportation

 
Minsk
Iceland
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.78
BYN9.09
$8.42
ISK1,169
Monthly public transit pass $15.60
BYN51.08
$68.29
ISK9,478
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $17,572.15
BYN57,538.98
$39,714.69
ISK5,511,605

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pay 4.3 times more for housing

 
Minsk
Iceland
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$10.72
BYN35.11
$74.47
ISK10,335
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $429.93
BYN1,407.78
$1,518.94
ISK210,798
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $258.96
BYN847.94
$1,325.48
ISK183,950

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pay 5.5% less for childcare

 
Minsk
Iceland
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $303.69
BYN994.42
$254.97
ISK35,384
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $5,704.58
BYN18,679.32
$5,993.83
ISK831,823

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pay 4.8 times more for entertainment and sports

 
Minsk
Iceland
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.00
BYN3.27
$9.37
ISK1,301
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.61
BYN5.26
$4.61
ISK640
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$1.60
BYN5.25
$11.22
ISK1,557

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pay 55.5% more for clothing

 
Minsk
Iceland
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$65.57
BYN214.72
$108.23
ISK15,020
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$42.29
BYN138.46
$59.73
ISK8,290
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$100.53
BYN329.18
$146.94
ISK20,392

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