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

Should you visit Minsk or Barcelona?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Minsk or Barcelona, 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: Minsk or Barcelona?

Minsk

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.

Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of over 1.5 million people. It's also the capital of Catalonia and is located on the northeastern part of the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona is one of the country's most popular travel destinations because of its rich history, interesting architecture, and vibrant culture. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games and that had a strong influence over tourism in the area. Many different neighborhoods were renovated and rebuilt. Modern design became the norm in many parts of the city, although there is still an old city feel and many efforts at preservation.

Which city is cheaper, Barcelona or Minsk?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Minsk is $65, while the average daily cost in Barcelona is $119. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Minsk and Barcelona in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Minsk $32
    Barcelona $73
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Minsk $64
    Barcelona $146
Compare Hotels in Minsk and Barcelona

Looking for a hotel in Minsk or Barcelona? 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 Minsk


Hotels in Barcelona


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Minsk $12
    Barcelona $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Minsk

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Minsk:

  • Transfer from Minsk city to Minsk International Airport (standart class sedan): $24
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Minsk to Minsk National Airport (MSQ): $26
  • Transfer Minsk International Airport (MSQ) - Minsk city: $28
  • Minsk Private Airport Transfer: $28
  • Private Departure Transfer from Minsk City Center to Minsk Airport: $28
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Minsk Airport to Minsk City Center: $28
  • Arrival Private Transfer Minsk National Airport MSQ to Minsk by Standard Car: $29
  • Departure Private Transfer City to Minsk National Airport MSQ by Standard Car: $29
  • Private Airport Transfer: $30
  • Private Airport Transfer Service: $30
  • Transfer from Minsk International Airport to Minsk (standart class sedan): $31
  • Roundtrip transfer to Minsk Waterpark: $31

Typical Local Transportation prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Barcelona are as follows:


  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
    $7.56
  • Airport Bus
    $4.84
  • Metro
    $2.03

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Barcelona

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Barcelona:

  • Ultra - Barcelona Private Transfer from City Centre to Barcelona Cruise Port: $9.41
  • Ultra - Barcelona Private Transfer from Barcelona Cruise Port to City Centre: $9.41
  • Ultra - Barcelona Private Airport Transfer city centre to El Prat Airport BCN: $9.41
  • Airport Transfers: $20
  • Private Departure Transfer from Barcelona City Center to El-Prat Airport (BCN): $24
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona City to Barcelona Airport: $27
  • Barcelona Airport Transfers: $27
  • Barcelona Airport Transfer: $28
  • Private Transfer from Bcn City Centre to Bcn Cruise Terminal: $29
  • Barcelona Private Transfer from City Centre to Cruise Terminal: $29
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona City Centre to Barcelona Cruise Terminal: $29
  • Barcelona Private Transfer from City Centre to Cruise Terminal: $29

Is it cheaper to fly into Minsk or Barcelona?

Prices for flights to both Barcelona and Minsk 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Minsk $21
    Barcelona $26

Typical Food prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of dining costs in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Hot Cocoa & Churro
    $4.02
  • Sandwich
    $1.65
  • Baguette & Horchata
    $3.68
  • Tapas on the beach
    $8.03
  • Gelatto
    $2.42

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Barcelona

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Barcelona.

  • Live from Potato Gnocchi Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Live from Barcelona to China: Potato Gnocchi Online Cooking Class: $23
  • Barcelona organic dinner in a beautiful rooftop garden: $35
  • Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour: $48
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $49
  • Hands-on Brunch Cooking Class with Bottomless Mimosas!: $50
  • Born district food tour and tasting in Barcelona: $51
  • Street Food Tour & Gothic Quater Sightseeing with Local Expert: $52
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $52
  • Tasty Barcelona Street Food Tour With Local Market Visit: $59
  • Skip the Line: Flamenco Show and Dinner Ticket: $62
  • 2-Hour Bites & Flavors Private Food Tour: $66

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Minsk $20
    Barcelona $26

Tours and Activities in Minsk

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Minsk are as follows:

  • Sightseeing Tour Around Minsk on a Unique Retro Bus: $13
  • Skip the Line: Minsk:Ticket to Museum "BelarusMini" & Virtual Reality Zone: $15
  • Minsk Soviet tour: $25
  • Walking city tour of Minsk: $25
  • walking citytour & visit museum "BelarusMini": $37
  • Sightseeing tour to The Mound of Glory: $50
  • Shared Tour: Stalin Line - Khatyn Memorial Complex: $50
  • Private Sightseeing tour from Minsk - Stalin Line Complex: $52
  • Private tour to "Iron" Felix Dzerzhinsky museum-estate birthplace.: $53
  • Shared Tour: Museum of Old Crafts “Dudutki”: $58
  • Shared Tour: Minsk - Nesvizh Palace - Mir Castle. English speaking driver: $59
  • Private Minsk walking tour (walking, 3 hrs): $64

Typical Entertainment prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Pass
    $41
  • Souvenir Gaudi Book
    $8.28
  • Admission to Museo Picasso
    $5.81

Tours and Activities in Barcelona

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Barcelona are as follows:

  • A Culinary Audio Tour of El Born by VoiceMap: $5.50
  • Self-Guided Tour with Over 100 Sights: $5.67
  • Private Barcelona Ghost Tour: Gothic Quarter Exploration Game: $7.45
  • Museu de la Xocolata Admission Ticket: $7.46
  • History Museum of Catalonia Skip-The-Line Ticket: $9.08
  • Skip the Line: Erotic Museum of Barcelona Admission Ticket with free souvenir: $9.95
  • Skip the Line: Human Bodies - Entrance to the exhibition Ticket: $9.95
  • Skip the Line: History Museum of Catalonia & Rooftop Access Ticket: $9.95
  • Guided Tour at Catalonia's Royal Academy of Medicine: $10
  • Guided Tour at Barcelona's Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts: $10
  • IDEAL Frida Kahlo, the Life of an Icon Ticket: $10
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum Entry Ticket: $10

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Minsk $14
    Barcelona $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Barcelona

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Barcelona:

  • Estrella Damm Brewery Guided Tour with Tasting: $9.08
  • Generation Pub Crawl in Barcelona: $19
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl: $20
  • Wine Tasting Experience in Barcelona: $22
  • Opera Samfaina: Food and Wine Tasting Interactive Experience in Barcelona: $26
  • Wine tasting & tapas: $39
  • Barcelona Guided Local Wine Tasting Tour: $44
  • Wine Tasting near Sagrada Familia: $47
  • Home Food and Wine Tasting with Wine Lover: $51
  • Fun Wine Tasting in Barcelona with a Sommelier!: $53
  • Spanish wine tasting in a historic building with a Sommelier: $54
  • Food Tasting Tapas and Wine Tour: $62


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Minsk and Barcelona, we can see that Barcelona is more expensive. And not only is Minsk much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Minsk would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Minsk and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Barcelona would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Barcelona than you might in Minsk.


When is the best time to visit Minsk or Barcelona?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Minsk or Barcelona in the Summer?

Both Barcelona and Minsk are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Barcelona for the beaches, the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Minsk is generally cooler than Barcelona. Temperatures in Minsk average around 19°C (66°F), and Barcelona stays around 23°C (73°F).

It's quite sunny in Barcelona. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Minsk. Minsk usually receives less sunshine than Barcelona during summer. At this time of the year, Minsk gets 258 hours of sunny skies, while Barcelona receives 308 hours of full sun.

In July, Minsk usually receives more rain than Barcelona. At this time of the year, Minsk gets 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 22 mm (0.9 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Minsk 19°C (66°F) 
    Barcelona 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Barcelona in the Autumn?

Both Barcelona and Minsk during the autumn are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Barcelona in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Minsk is much colder than Barcelona in the autumn. The temperature in Minsk is usually 8°C (47°F) in October, and Barcelona stays around 17°C (63°F).

In the autumn, Minsk often gets less sunshine than Barcelona. Minsk gets 99 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Barcelona receives 181 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets less rain in October than Barcelona. Minsk gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Minsk 8°C (47°F) 
    Barcelona 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Barcelona in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Minsk and Barcelona. Also, most visitors come to Barcelona for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Minsk can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Minsk is much colder than Barcelona. Typically, the winter temperatures in Minsk in January are around -5°C (22°F), and Barcelona is about 9°C (48°F).

Minsk usually receives less sunshine than Barcelona during winter. At this time of the year, Minsk gets 46 hours of sunny skies, while Barcelona receives 146 hours of full sun.

In January, Minsk usually receives less rain than Barcelona. At this time of the year, Minsk gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Minsk -5°C (22°F) 
    Barcelona 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Barcelona in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Minsk as well as Barcelona. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Barcelona because of the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty.

In April, Minsk is generally much colder than Barcelona. Temperatures in Minsk average around 8°C (46°F), and Barcelona stays around 13°C (55°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Barcelona. In the spring, Minsk often gets less sunshine than Barcelona. Minsk gets 176 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Barcelona receives 204 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets less rain in April than Barcelona. Minsk gets 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Minsk 8°C (46°F) 
    Barcelona 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Barcelona and Minsk

Minsk Barcelona
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 9°C (48°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Feb -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Mar 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 11°C (52°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Apr 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 20°C (67°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 23°C (73°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 23°C (74°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 21°C (70°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Oct 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Nov 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in) 13°C (55°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Dec -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 10°C (49°F) 50 mm (2 in)


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