Belarus vs China - Cost of Living Comparison

Belarus China
🚶 Cost of living one person
$581
$758
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1562
$1960
🏠 One person rent
$241
$342
🏘️ Family rent
$390
$568
🍽️ Food expenses
$233
$254
🚐 Transport expenses
$38
$75.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$472
$882
💸 GDP per capita
$6424
$10435
😃 Human freedom index
6.73
5.57
❤️ Life expectancy
74.2
77.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
41
45
🌐 English speaking %
12%
0.7%
🎓 Higher education
66
89
😀 Quality of life
55
50
🏙️ Population
9.26M
1.44B

The average cost of living in Belarus ($581) is 23% less expensive than in China ($758). Belarus ranked 148th vs 108th for China in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Belarus compared to 1.2 months in China. Ranked 70th and 90th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belarus vs China

We calculate prices for Belarus and China as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 544 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Belarus China
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.12
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.5
$22.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.32
$5.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.58
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$1.67
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.79
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$258
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$179
$266
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$439
$690
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$297
$448
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.9
$36.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54
$56.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.2
$14.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
18.94%
5.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1456
$4854
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$981
$3020
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.2
$20.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.2
$4.83
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.82
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.77
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.53
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.52
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.22
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.23
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.91
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.64
$3.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.25
$5.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$4.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.11
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.7
$35.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.5
$36.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.14
$5.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$61.3
$59.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.9
$84.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$581
$397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7729
$14282

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Cities Comparison in Belarus vs China

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belarus

City Cost of living Population
Minsk
$716
2M
Gomel
$497
504K
Brest
$473
341K
Grodno
$424
357K
Vitebsk
$378
360K
Mogilev
$497
355K
Babruysk
$545
210K
Baranavichy
$480
173K
Pinsk
$588
125K
Barysaw
$548
138K

In China

City Cost of living Population
Shanghai
$1413
24.9M
Beijing
$1281
21.9M
Shenzhen
$1134
17.5M
Guangzhou
$995
18.7M
Hong Kong
$2822
7.5M
Chengdu
$752
20.9M
Hangzhou
$882
11.9M
Xi'an
$583
13M
Wuhan
$639
12.3M
Nantong
$1047
7.73M
Suzhou
$921
12.7M
Tianjin
$778
13.9M
Changchun
$634
9.07M
Ningbo
$809
9.4M
Nanjing
$817
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$576
10.6M
Foshan
$641
9.5M
Qingdao
$663
10.1M
Nanyang
$755
9.71M
Wenzhou
$968
9.57M
Dongguan
$787
10.5M
Handan
$796
9.41M
Weifang
$773
9.39M
Jieyang
$747
6.09M
Shantou
$1051
5.5M
Hefei
$676
9.37M
Zhoukou
$791
9.03M
Ganzhou
$792
8.97M
Quanzhou
$757
8.78M
Heze
$1436
8.8M