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

Should you visit Minsk or Kosice?

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

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

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.

Kosice

Founded in the 13th century, Kosice today is the second largest city in Slovakia featuring churches, cathedrals, and fortifications which speak to its roots as a center of activity during the Middle Ages. Some of its top attractions include the city's historical center, Singing Fountain, and Cathedral of Saint Elizabeth.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Slovakia, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Slovakia.


Which place is cheaper, Kosice 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 Kosice is $149. 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 Kosice in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Minsk $32
    Kosice $80
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Minsk $64
    Kosice $160
Compare Hotels in Minsk and Kosice

Looking for a hotel in Minsk or Kosice? 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 Kosice


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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: Kosice Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Minsk $12
    Kosice $31

Is it cheaper to fly into Minsk or Kosice?

Prices for flights to both Kosice 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
    Kosice $46

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

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Minsk $14
    Kosice $25


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


Which is Bigger, Minsk or Kosice?

Minsk has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Kosice. When comparing the sizes of Minsk and Kosice, 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 Kosice?

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 Kosice in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Minsk as well as Kosice.

In July, Minsk is generally around the same temperature as Kosice. Daily temperatures in Minsk average around 19°C (66°F), and Kosice fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Kosice. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Minsk this time of the year. In the summer, Minsk often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Kosice. Minsk gets 258 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Kosice receives 275 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets around the same amount of rain in July as Kosice. Minsk gets 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Kosice receives 84 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Minsk 19°C (66°F) 
    Kosice 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Kosice in the Autumn?

Both Kosice and Minsk are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

Minsk is cooler than Kosice in the autumn. The daily temperature in Minsk averages around 8°C (47°F) in October, and Kosice fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

Minsk usually receives less sunshine than Kosice during autumn. Minsk gets 99 hours of sunny skies, while Kosice receives 150 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Minsk usually receives more rain than Kosice. Minsk gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Kosice receives 43 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Minsk 8°C (47°F) 
    Kosice 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Kosice in the Winter?

Both Kosice and Minsk during the winter are popular places to visit.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Kosice. It's quite cold in Minsk in the winter. In the winter, Minsk is much colder than Kosice. Typically, the winter temperatures in Minsk in January average around -5°C (22°F), and Kosice averages at about -2°C (28°F).

In the winter, Minsk often gets less sunshine than Kosice. Minsk gets 46 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Kosice receives 59 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets more rain in January than Kosice. Minsk gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Kosice receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Minsk -5°C (22°F) 
    Kosice -2°C (28°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Kosice in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Minsk and Kosice.

In April, Minsk is generally cooler than Kosice. Daily temperatures in Minsk average around 8°C (46°F), and Kosice fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

Minsk usually receives less sunshine than Kosice during spring. Minsk gets 176 hours of sunny skies, while Kosice receives 191 hours of full sun in the spring.

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


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Minsk 8°C (46°F) 
    Kosice 11°C (52°F)

Typical Weather for Kosice and Minsk

Minsk Kosice
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) -2°C (28°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Feb -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 1°C (33°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 6°C (42°F) 32 mm (1.2 in)
Apr 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 11°C (52°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 21°C (69°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 20°C (68°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 17°C (62°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 11°C (52°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in) 5°C (41°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Dec -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 0°C (32°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)