A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Addis Ababa vs. Minsk for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Addis Ababa or Minsk?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Addis Ababa or Minsk, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Addis Ababa or Minsk?

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and also the nation's largest when ranked by its population of over three million. There are also more than 120 international missions and embassies in Addis Ababa, making the city a hub for international diplomacy concerning Africa. Other draws include its thriving marketplaces, spicy food, and rich coffee.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Historical Tours in Ethiopia, and The Best Adventure Tours to Ethiopia.

Which place is cheaper, Minsk or Addis Ababa?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Addis Ababa is $67, while the average daily cost in Minsk is $64. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Addis Ababa and Minsk in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Addis Ababa $43
    Minsk $32
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Addis Ababa $86
    Minsk $64
Compare Hotels in Addis Ababa and Minsk

Looking for a hotel in Addis Ababa or Minsk? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Addis Ababa

Hotels in Minsk

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Addis Ababa Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Addis Ababa $7.73
    Minsk $12
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Addis Ababa

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Addis Ababa are as follows:

  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Addis Ababa

Also for Addis Ababa, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Addis Shuttles: On-Time & Reliable, Airport Transfers: $20
  • City/Airport Transfer in Addis Ababa - Shuttles: $22
  • Transfer Services Addis Abeba Airport : $23
  • City/Airport Transfers-Addis Ababa: $26
  • Addis Ababa Airport in/out transfer: $49
  • Addis Ababa Private Airport-Hotel Transfer: $82
  • Lalibela Full Day Tour with Guide and Transfer: $130

Is it cheaper to fly into Addis Ababa or Minsk?

Prices for flights to both Minsk and Addis Ababa change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Addis Ababa $17
    Minsk $21
Typical Food Prices in Addis Ababa

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Addis Ababa:

  • Slice of Cake

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Addis Ababa

For Addis Ababa, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Food tour in Addis Ababa with airport pick-up.: $56
  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour Addis Ababa: $62
  • Half Day Food Tour Addis Ababa With Airport pickUp And Drop-Off: $70
  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $75
  • Culinary Class and Food Tour in Addis Ababa : $82
  • Ethiopian cooking class: $95
  • Cooking class in Addis Ababa: $95
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa tastever with lunch: $114
  • Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa: $116
  • Private Ethiopian Home Cooking Class in Addis Ababa with Transfer: $124
  • Food Tour & cooking Authentic Flavours Of Ethiopia: $150
  • Half Day + Dinner Addis Ababa City Tour: $150

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Addis Ababa $7.98
    Minsk $20

Tours and Activities in Addis Ababa

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Addis Ababa.

  • Addis Ababa city tour.: $49
  • Pup crawl and nightlife tour in Addis Ababa.: $50
  • Addis Ababa Tour: $53
  • Addis Ababa City - Half Day Tour: $55
  • Historical and sightseeing tour in Addis Ababa: $55
  • Addis Ababa highlight city tour: $56
  • Guided City Tour: $59
  • Addis Ababa Culinary and Walking Tour : $59
  • Addis Food Tasting Tour : $59
  • Guided: Addis Ababa City Tour: $60
  • Addis Ababa city Tour: $60
  • Half Day City Tour of Addis Ababa : $60

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Addis Ababa $6.59
    Minsk $14

Sample the Local Flavors in Addis Ababa

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Addis Ababa:

  • Pub-crawl Tour ( locally crafted beer and wine tasting ): $58
  • Night Tour Addis Ababa beer and wine tasting: $65
  • Pub crawl Addis Ababa: $69

When comparing the travel costs between Addis Ababa and Minsk, we can see that Addis Ababa is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Even though Addis Ababa is in Africa and Minsk is in Europe, both of these destinations have relatively similar prices of travel. Generally, the levels of luxury and expenses are the same for these cities even though they are geographically far apart.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Addis Ababa Expensive? and Is Minsk Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Addis Ababa or Minsk?

Addis Ababa has a larger population, and is about 58% larger than the population of Minsk. When comparing the sizes of Addis Ababa and Minsk, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.