Is Minsk Dangerous?
This might come as a surprise for many, but Minsk is actually very safe compared to most other major cities in the world. There are no real dangerous areas in Minsk, and in the 5 years of traveling here, there has not been one situation where personal safety was in danger, or that anyone got robbed. It just does not seem in the nature of people here, and given that communism was always present, no one really had a lot, so there was not a lot to take from anyone.
Prices in Minsk
Prices are very cheap compared to European standards. Prices are cheaper than in Poland and of course it depends what kind of places you go to. If you go out for a meal you can expect to pay 70% less than what you expect to pay in cental Europe. You can have shots in student bars for as little as 1 EUR. We can also arrange for you a VIP reservation in one of the fancier clubs with bottle service, for prices that are still decent.