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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€60
  • Dorm bed: €9
  • Stolovaya (cafeteria) meal: €4
  • Minsk metro or bus ticket: €0.25
  • Beer: €1
Midrange
€60–150
  • Double room in a hotel: €50
  • Admission to museums: €4
  • Short taxi ride: €2
  • Lunch and dinner: €20
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 Belarusian roubles (BYN). The country lopped four zeros off the currency in July 2016 (ie BYN10,000 became BYN1).

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 a rouble or so.