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Minsk, Horad Minsk, Belarus

How much does it cost to travel to Minsk?

You should plan to spend around $64 (Br209) per day on your vacation in Minsk. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (Br68) on meals
  • $12 (Br38) on local transportation
  • $63 (Br207) on hotels

A one week trip to Minsk for two people costs, on average, $896 (Br2,927). 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
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  • 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 Minsk cost?

A one week trip to Minsk usually costs around $448 (Br1,463) for one person and $896 (Br2,927) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Minsk on average costs around $896 (Br2,927) for one person and $1,793 (Br5,854) 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 Minsk will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Minsk on average costs around $1,921 (Br6,272) for one person and $3,841 (Br12,544) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Minsk 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 Minsk expensive to visit?

Minsk is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Belarus, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. 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, Minsk is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Minsk Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Br207 ($63)
Local Transportation 1 Br38 ($12)
Food 2 Br68 ($21)
Entertainment 1 Br64 ($20)
Tips and Handouts 1 Br2 - 5 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 Br23 - 68 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Minsk
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Minsk is $32 (Br104). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Minsk is $63 (Br207). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

Hotel Prices in Minsk

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Transportation Budget in Minsk
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Minsk is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 (Br38) per person, per day, on local transportation in Minsk.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Minsk
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Rental Cars in Minsk
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Food Budget in Minsk
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  • While meal prices in Minsk can vary, the average cost of food in Minsk is $21 (Br68) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Minsk should cost around $8.36 (Br27) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Minsk is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

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

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Minsk
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  • The average person spends about $14 (Br45) on alcoholic beverages in Minsk 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 Minsk
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  • On average, people spend $0.43 (Br1.40) on bottled water in Minsk per day. The public water in Minsk is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Minsk On a Budget
Minsk Minsk, Bealarus
Minsk is the capital city of Belarus, centrally located. Situated on the Svislac and Niamiha rivers, it is also capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and 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.
Following World War II much of Minsk had been destroyed, and so the city was rebuilt in the 1950s to the liking of Joseph Stalin. As a result, large, Soviet-bloc style buildings now make up a large portion of the heart of the city, making Minsk a popular draw for those interested in the Soviet Union. Other works of architecture can be admired with Saint Mary Magdeline Church (1847), which is in the Russian revivalist style, and Saint Peter & Saint Paul Church (1613), which was restored in 1871 and is the oldest church in Minsk.

There are also several museums worth visiting. The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus is one, holding over 30,000 items of Belarusian art including works of ancient icon painting, sculpture, woodcarving, textile, paintings from the 19th century, works of decorative and applied arts, and works of arts from the 20th century. The Museum of History of the Great Patriotic War, located in Victory Park, is also popular, as is the National Museum of History and Culture of Belarus.

Other well-visited attractions include Gorky Park sports and recreation facility with an ice rink and open-air theater, Minsk Botanical Garden, Minsk Zoo, Belarusian State Circus, and Park of Stones which features large rocks and stones forming a made-to-scale relief map of Belarus.
As far as the main sights go, many of Minsk's museums, theaters, and other cultural attractions are located along Independence Avenue (Praspyekt Nyezalyezhnastsi), a 15-kilometer thoroughfare leading to Independence Square. Within this plaza is the massive KGB Headquarters, as well as the neo-Romanesque Church of Saints Simon and Helena, also known as Red Church. Beneath Independence Square is the "underground city," one of the biggest community and shopping centers with many stores, cafes, restaurants, and a parking area. The historical center of Minsk features grandiose temples and historical landmarks. Trinity Suburb is probably the most picturesque area of the downtown center, located on the banks of the Svislac River with beautifully-colored, tile-roofed 19th century houses. These buildings hold museums, antique shops, souvenir stores, cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. Near the Trinity Suburb is Upper Town, where the second biggest thoroughfare of Minsk (Pobeditelei Avenue) begins. Along the avenue, visitors will find the Minsk Hero City architectural and sculptural complex, Great Patriotic War Museum, and Victory Park, amongst other sights. The city does not prioritize tourism and so English is rarely spoken, making it useful for visitors to learn a few Russian or Belarusian phrases before arrival.

Minsk is a city of historical architecture, parks and gardens, museums, and landmarks, making it a great location for sight-seeing. As English is not generally spoken, taking a guided tour might be the best way to get the most out of a visit. Both walking and bus tours are available with audio guides in Belarusian, Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese.
Food and Dining
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 whortleberry, 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. The airport is located about 37 kilometers northeast of the city. Service to and from the airport is available by bus or train.

Public transit is very good in Minsk itself, making it easy to navigate the city by bus, trolley, tram, or metro. Car rentals are also available.

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.