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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€60)
  • Dorm bed: €11
  • Stolovaya (cafeteria) meal: €4
  • Minsk metro or bus ticket: €0.25
  • Beer: €1
Midrange
(€60-150)
  • Double room in a hotel: €40–75
  • Admission to museums: €2–4
  • Short taxi side: €5
  • Lunch and dinner: €15–40
Top end (more than)
(€150–300)
  • Daily rate for private car with driver: €100–150
  • Business-standard hotel room: €100–220
  • Three-course meal: €30–50
  • Nightclub entrance: €10

ATMs are the best way to obtain the local currency, the Belarusian rouble (BR). The country lopped four zeros off the currency in July 2016 (ie BR10,000 became BR1).

Tipping

  • Restaurants A small tip of 5% to 10% is appropriate; service charges are usually not included in the bill.

  • Taxis Metered-taxi drivers and those who don't overcharge should be rewarded with about a 10% tip.