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

Should you visit Minsk or Copenhagen?

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

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


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.


Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It has a small town vibe but is still a cosmopolitan city with lots of shopping, culture, and nightlife. It's a very safe and comfortable city that is easy to explore on foot. Copenhagen is the birthplace of many old fairytales, but also has modern, world class architecture and a liberal vibe. The people of Copenhagen are diverse and international. Most residents are Danes, but some come from Germany and Sweden and there are also many Middle Eastern immigrants.

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

Which place is cheaper, Copenhagen or Minsk?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Minsk is $64, while the average daily cost in Copenhagen is $209. 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 Minsk and Copenhagen in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Minsk $32
    Copenhagen $90
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Minsk $64
    Copenhagen $180
Compare Hotels in Minsk and Copenhagen

Looking for a hotel in Minsk or Copenhagen? 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 Copenhagen

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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: Copenhagen Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Minsk $12
    Copenhagen $72

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Copenhagen

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Copenhagen:

  • Bicycle Renting

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Copenhagen

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

  • Kastrup hotel/address to Malmö City - Private Arrival Transfer: $46
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen Port to Copenhagen hotel/address: $63
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen Hotels to Copenhagen Port: $63
  • Private Transfer Copenhagen City Center to Kastrup Airport (CPH): $67
  • Private Transfer to/from Airport, port and city: $69
  • Copenhagen Roskilde Airport (RKE) to Copenhagen City - Arrival Private Transfer: $77
  • Copenhagen City to Copenhagen Roskilde Airport (RKE)- Departure Private Transfer: $77
  • Copenhagen Roskilde Airport (RKE) to Copenhagen Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $77
  • Private transfer Copenhagen airport, Port and City : $83
  • Kastrup hotel or address to Malmö City - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $92
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen Airport to Copenhagen Port: $104
  • Copenhagen Port to Copenhagen Airport (CPH)- Departure Private Transfer: $104

Is it cheaper to fly into Minsk or Copenhagen?

Prices for flights to both Copenhagen 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 Meals for one day
    Minsk $21
    Copenhagen $61

Typical Food Prices in Copenhagen

For Copenhagen, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Hot Dogs

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Copenhagen

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $33
  • Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $35
  • Small Group Guided Food Tour and Street Art Visit to Norrebro: $44
  • Food Tour in Multi-Cultural Nørrebro District: $91
  • Food Tour of Today: $109
  • Copenhagen Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $125
  • Private Authentic Home Indian Cooking & Dining Experience: $148
  • The Copenhagen Culinary Experience Food Tour: $155
  • Dinner/cooking class: Nordic, African, Ukraine: $287

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Minsk $20
    Copenhagen $31

Typical Entertainment Prices in Copenhagen

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Copenhagen's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Boat Tour
  • Coffee

Tours and Activities in Copenhagen

For Copenhagen, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Hippies & Christianshavn - Public Walking Tour - 90 minutes: $2.65
  • Hidden Copenhagen - Public Walking Tour - 90 minutes: $2.65
  • Copenhagen City Highlights - Public 90 Minute Walking Tour: $2.65
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Danish Design: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $4.99
  • Danish Design: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.20
  • Tour of the Danish Resistance during World War II: $5.34
  • Hidden Gems of Copenhagen Walking Tour: $5.46
  • Slotsholmen Royal History Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Danish Folk Legends Self-Guided Walking Tour: $5.99
  • Royal History Self-Guided Walking Tour: $5.99
  • Castle Island’s Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Slotsholmen: $5.99

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Copenhagen

Also in Copenhagen, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Social Nightlife Pub Crawl with Shots & a Show: $36
  • Guided Party Pub Crawl with 4 Shots and 1 Drink: $43
  • Party Pub Crawl Copenhagen: $44
  • Danish Wine Tasting Tour with Guide in Copenhagen Nyhavn: $359

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Minsk and Copenhagen, we can see that Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Copenhagen than you might in Minsk.

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

Which is Bigger, Minsk or Copenhagen?

Minsk has a larger population, and is about 51% larger than the population of Copenhagen. When comparing the sizes of Minsk and Copenhagen, 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.

When is the best time to visit Minsk or Copenhagen?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Minsk or Copenhagen in the Summer?

Both Copenhagen and Minsk during the summer are popular places to visit. Also, many travelers come to Copenhagen for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

Minsk is around the same temperature as Copenhagen in the summer. The daily temperature in Minsk averages around 19°C (66°F) in July, and Copenhagen fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

Minsk usually gets more rain in July than Copenhagen. Minsk gets 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Copenhagen receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Minsk 19°C (66°F) 
    Copenhagen 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Copenhagen in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Minsk and Copenhagen. Also, many visitors come to Copenhagen in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Minsk is cooler than Copenhagen. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Minsk in October average around 8°C (47°F), and Copenhagen averages at about 10°C (50°F).

In October, Minsk usually receives less rain than Copenhagen. Minsk gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Copenhagen receives 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Minsk 8°C (47°F) 
    Copenhagen 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Copenhagen in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Minsk as well as Copenhagen. Also, most visitors come to Copenhagen for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Copenhagen can be very cold during winter. Minsk can get quite cold in the winter. In January, Minsk is generally much colder than Copenhagen. Daily temperatures in Minsk average around -5°C (22°F), and Copenhagen fluctuates around 1°C (33°F).

Minsk usually gets less rain in January than Copenhagen. Minsk gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Copenhagen receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Minsk -5°C (22°F) 
    Copenhagen 1°C (33°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Copenhagen in the Spring?

Both Copenhagen and Minsk are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Copenhagen because of the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

Minsk is a little warmer than Copenhagen in the spring. The daily temperature in Minsk averages around 8°C (46°F) in April, and Copenhagen fluctuates around 7°C (45°F).

In April, Minsk usually receives around the same amount of rain as Copenhagen. Minsk gets 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Copenhagen receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Minsk 8°C (46°F) 
    Copenhagen 7°C (45°F)

Typical Weather for Copenhagen and Minsk

Minsk Copenhagen
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 1°C (33°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Feb -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 1°C (33°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Mar 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 3°C (37°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Apr 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 7°C (45°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 17°C (63°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 10°C (50°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Nov 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in) 6°C (42°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Dec -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 2°C (36°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)