Belarus Travel Budget - Visit Belarus on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Belarus?

You should plan to spend around $67 (Br219) per day on your vacation in Belarus. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $17 (Br56) on meals
  • $11 (Br36) on local transportation
  • $53 (Br173) on hotels

A one week trip to Belarus for two people costs, on average, $938 (Br3,063). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Belarus cost?

A one week trip to Belarus usually costs around $469 (Br1,532) for one person and $938 (Br3,063) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Belarus on average costs around $938 (Br3,063) for one person and $1,876 (Br6,127) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Belarus will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Belarus on average costs around $2,010 (Br6,565) for one person and $4,021 (Br13,129) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Belarus expensive to visit?

Belarus is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Belarus is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as Ukraine, but there are also more expensive countries, such as Switzerland.

For more details, see Is Belarus Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Belarus?

The average Belarus trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Belarus travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Br173 ($53)
Local Transportation 1 Br36 ($11)
Food 2 Br56 ($17)
Entertainment 1 Br64 ($20)
Tips and Handouts 1 Br2 - 5 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 Br20 - 61 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Belarus
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Belarus is $27 (Br87). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Belarus is $53 (Br173). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Local Transportation Budget in Belarus
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Belarus is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 (Br36) per person, per day, on local transportation in Belarus.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Food Budget in Belarus
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Belarus can vary, the average cost of food in Belarus is $17 (Br56) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Belarus should cost around $6.92 (Br23) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Belarus is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Belarus
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Belarus typically cost an average of $20 (Br64) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Tips and Handouts Budget in Belarus
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Belarus is $0.93 (Br3.03) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Belarus is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Belarus
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $12 (Br40) on alcoholic beverages in Belarus per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Belarus
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.43 (Br1.40) on bottled water in Belarus per day. The public water in Belarus is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

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Belarus is a landlocked country of Eastern Europe, sharing borders with Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. It is best known for its Stalinist architecture, many historic churches, grand fortifications, monuments, and wild forests.
Top Tourist Attractions
Minsk is the capital city of Belarus, centrally located. Situated on the Svislač and Niamiha rivers, it was the capital of the former Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1919-1991. It is a modern city dominated by monumental Stalinist architecture with many of its museums, theaters, and other cultural attractions lining Independence Avenue (Praspyekt Nyezalyezhnastsi). Minsk is also one of six regions that make up Belarus. The other five include:

Brest - Located in the western part of Belarus, the region is home to the city of Brest which has a fortress memorial for World War II, several 19th-century churches, and a railway museum. Other towns and cities include Kamianiec, which has a well-preserved 13th-century tower, and Pinsk, which is perhaps Belarus' most remarkable city with churches, monasteries, and secular buildings from 17th to 19th centuries.

Gomel - A region in the south-eastern part of Belarus whose main city is Homieĺ with many historic locations and classicist monuments, Gomel is also home to Pripyacki National Park.

Grodno - Situated in western Belarus, Grodno is home to Hrodna, one of the oldest cities in Belarus with a 12th century church, an old castle, and numerous remarkable buildings from late 17th to early 20th century. Other important towns include Lida, Mir, and Navahrudak.

Mogilev - Located in the eastern part of Belarus, the region is home to the cities of Mahilioŭ and Babrujsk, both of which have many Soviet-time buildings.

Vitebsk - Vitebsk is a region in the north-eastern part of Belarus, whose main city is Viciebsk, a picturesque city that combines Polish heritage with Imperial Russian and Soviet architecture.
At A Glance
Most visitors entering Belarus are looking to see the sights of Minsk, Grodno, or Brest. A few attractions of Minsk include the Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum which commemorates World War II, the iconic Gorky Park sports and recreation facility with an ice rink and open-air theater, Minsk Botanical Garden, Minsk Zoo, and the Belarusian National Arts Museum.

Grodno is known for the 11th-century Old Grodno Castle which was once the seat of a dynasty of Black Ruthenian rulers, descended from a younger son of Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev. Also unique to Grodno is Bialowieża Forest, one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. It is a nature reserve, park, and home to the European bison.

The best of Brest is probably Brest Fortress. A celebrated site of Soviet resistance during World War II, the fortress showcases a museum, bullet-riddled Kholmsk Gate, and several war monuments. Other Brest attractions include the open-air Railway Museum, which displays historic locomotives, and the Berestye Archaeological Museum, which preserves a 13th-century Slavic village.

There are also a number of well-preserved medieval castles in Belarus. One of these is Mir Castle (located in the Grodno region), which dates from the 16th century and was built in the Belarusian Gothic style, with later facade additions in the Renaissance style. Nesvizh Castle (in the Minsk region) is another impressive example of castle architecture, originally a Polish residence. Both Mir and Nesvizh Castles are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Popular Foods
The staple meals for Belarus largely consist of meat and potatoes. Potato is especially central to Belarusian cuisine and is served in many shapes and forms-incorporated into salads, served as a side, shaped into patties, baked into puddings, and much more. The most popular among the Belarusians is traditional draniki (also known as "latkes"), which are thick pancakes prepared from shredded potatoes usually served with sour cream. As far as meat goes, beef and pork are the most popular, typically served with vegetables like carrot, cabbage, black radish, or peas, and of course, potato. Salted pork fat is also common. Beyond meat and potatoes, Belarusians do eat some fish, preferring dishes like yushka (fish-based soup), galki (fish-balls in broth), and also baked or boiled river-fish. Onions, garlic, parsley, dill, caraway seeds, and pepper are the main seasonings and are used moderately in cooking. Mushrooms (dried, salted, or pickled) are also well-used, as are berries like bilberry, wild strawberries, red whortlberry, raspberries, and cranberries.
As of February 12, 2017, citizens of 80 countries and territories (including European Union member states, the United States, and others) are allowed to visit Belarus visa-free for up to 5 days, applicable to visitors entering and leaving through the border checkpoint at Minsk National Airport, the main way of entry.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.