Minsk
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This European capital of ~2 million people combines the energy of a big city with comfort, quiet and security. In Minsk, you can pick any lifestyle without having to adjust to external circumstances. There are (almost) no traffic jams, transportation problems, bad neighborhoods. No need to change your place of residence to find a school for your kid. It is pleasant to stroll about the city, easy to travel out of Minsk.

Districts and suburbs

How places to live in Minsk differ from each other

‘A programmer’s paradise,’ the running line Mapbox, an American startup, used for its branding on the city’s main Library.

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Minsk ranks 20th among Europe’s safest cities

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Cost of Living index: 318th of 377 world’s cities

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The cheapest European city for expats.

Medicine

Getting treatment in the city, locating a dentist's and a drugstore

Atomico investment fund: ‘Minsk is one of Europe’s best start-up hubs.’

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Rent rates for a studio apartment start at $200

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Monthly foodstuffs expenses for 2 people: $200–300

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A taxi ride across the city: 10 dollars

A 2–3-hour flight to any European capital

2.5–3-hour train/car ride to Vilnius

Food

From breakfast to dinner in Minsk