Should you visit Minsk or Kosice?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Minsk or Kosice, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
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.
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.
Which city 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 $66, while the average daily cost in Kosice is $130. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Minsk and Kosice in more detail.
A hotel room in Minsk is about $66 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around $138 in Kosice For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
In Minsk travelers spend around $22 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
On average, meal and food prices in Kosice cost around $40 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $16.
Meals for one day
The average price of local transportation around Minsk is $12 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
To get around in Kosice, the average visitor spends $27 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Minsk
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Minsk:
Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Brest (any address):
Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Gomel (any address):
Private transfer Minsk - Vitebsk city ROUND WAY:
TRANSFER: Minsk - Grodno, ROUND WAY:
Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Grodno (any address):
Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Vitebsk (any address):
Transfer from Minsk Airport or Minsk city to Vilnius (any address, airport):
Transfer Minsk Airport - Russian Border:
Round Trip Transfer to Borisov Arena Stadium by Minibus:
Transfer from/to Minsk airport by 2019 Mercedes Sprinter:
Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Mogilev (any address):
TRANSFER: Minsk - Grodno:
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.
Minsk's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $20 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
In Kosice, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $23 per person, per day.
Tours and Activities in Minsk
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Minsk are as follows:
14 Days Mysterious Transilvania, Ukraine, Belarus & Moldova Small Group Tour:
2 Castles for 1 private tour from Minsk - Mir and Nesvizh.:
2-days: Minsk City Tour + Nesvizh Palace - Mir Castle:
2-days: Minsk City Tour - Stalin Line + Nesvizh Palace - Mir Castle:
2city in 1day, from Minsk to Lida Castle (city) and the Grodno city Private tour:
3-hours Guided Minsk City Tour (Driving & Walking Tour):
3-hrs sightseeing tour around Minsk (Private Driving & Walking Tour):
4 Castles for 1 private tour from Minsk - Mir, Nesvizh, Kosava and Ružany Palace:
4 Castles for 1 private tour from Minsk - Mir, Nesvizh, Novogrudok, Lubchany:
5-Day Private Belarus-Ukraine Tour:
5-Day Small-Group Belarus - Ukraine Tour:
Authentic Belarusian Experience:
Tours and Activities in Kosice
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Kosice.
7 days Tour - The best of Eastern Slovakia (2 people minimum & maximum 4 people):
Slovakia Ancestry Private Tour for 2 people minimum:
The average person spends about $14 on alcoholic beverages in Minsk per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Kosice, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $22.
Sample the Local Flavors in Kosice
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kosice:
4 days - Wine tasting & Spa (small group minimum 2 people & maximum 4 people):
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.
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