Monthly rent, unfurnished 2-br luxury apartment:
Lunch for one at a nice restaurant:
One liter of gas, unleaded 95 octane:
Beer, local brand:
Cup of coffee, including service:
Minsk, capital of Belarus and headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States (a regional interstate association), is Belarus's political, economic, scientific, and cultural center. It accounts for 20 percent of the country's industrial output and has operations in the motor, tractor, machinery and tool, metalworking, instrument and electronics manufacturing, and other light-industrial sectors, according to a government website
. The average monthly salary in Minsk
was BYR2 million (roughly $400) in March, the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus estimates.