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

Should you visit Minsk or Paris?

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

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

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.

Paris

Paris is a dream destination for many people. It's location on the river Seine contributes to its stunning beauty and you can spend many days wandering through its wonderfully diverse neighborhoods. It's known as a city of culture, fashion, food and fun. There is never a shortage of entertainment and activities around town and a highlight of many people's trips to Paris is to explore the city at night, when it truly comes to life. It is not hard to see why this city has received the nickname as the "City of Lights."

Which city is cheaper, Paris 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 Paris is $191. 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 Paris in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Minsk $33
    Paris $126
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Minsk $66
    Paris $252
Compare Hotels in Minsk and Paris

Looking for a hotel in Minsk or Paris? 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 Paris


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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: Minsk Hotel Prices and Paris Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Minsk $12
    Paris $18

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): $299
  • Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Gomel (any address): $279
  • Private transfer Minsk - Vitebsk city ROUND WAY: $267
  • TRANSFER: Minsk - Grodno, ROUND WAY: $267
  • Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Grodno (any address): $266
  • Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Vitebsk (any address): $246
  • Transfer from Minsk Airport or Minsk city to Vilnius (any address, airport): $218
  • Transfer Minsk Airport - Russian Border: $218
  • Round Trip Transfer to Borisov Arena Stadium by Minibus: $217
  • Transfer from/to Minsk airport by 2019 Mercedes Sprinter: $216
  • Transfer from Minsk Airport (MSQ) or Minsk city to Mogilev (any address): $207
  • TRANSFER: Minsk - Grodno: $203

Typical Local Transportation prices in Paris

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


  • Metro
    $6.67
  • Train from Airport
    $9.37
  • Metro tickets
    $7.08
  • Train
    $21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paris

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

  • Ultra - Private Transfer from Paris to Giverny to visit Claude Monet's Garden: $9.57
  • Shared Arrival Transfer from Orly Airport (ORY) to Paris: $23
  • Shared Departure Transfer from Paris to Orly airport: $23
  • Paris Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Railway Station: $33
  • Semi Private Arrival Transfer: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): $33
  • Semi Private Departure Transfer: Paris to ORLY Airport: $33
  • Semi Private Departure Transfer: Paris to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): $33
  • Private Transfer: Gare du Nord Train Station (Eurostar Terminal): $34
  • Private One-Way Transfer: City of Paris: $36
  • Paris Private Arrival Transfer: Railway Station to Hotel: $36
  • Paris to Versailles Round-Trip Coach Transfer: $37
  • Paris to Versailles Round-Trip Shuttle Transfer by Luxury Bus: $39

Is it cheaper to fly into Minsk or Paris?

Prices for flights to both Paris 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 $22
    Paris $32

Typical Food prices in Paris

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


  • Ice Cream
    $8.33
  • Breakfast
    $7.29
  • Breakfast for 2
    $31
  • Dinner on River Cruise
    $90
  • Dinner
    $59
  • Cheese
    $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paris

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

  • Paris en Scene Boat 3-Course Dinner Cruise: $49
  • Paris River Seine Lunch or Dinner Cruise: $60
  • Italian dinner on the river Seine: $61
  • Seine River Cruise with French Dinner on Champs-Elysees Avenue: $61
  • Seine River Cruise & Dinner on Champs Elysées Avenue: $62
  • Choux cooking class for kids in Paris: $62
  • Capitaine Fracasse Boat 3-Course Dinner Cruise: $67
  • Paris Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour With Optional Lunch and Wine Tasting: $75
  • Bistro Parisien Dinner and Seine River Sightseeing Cruise Combination: $75
  • NO DIET CLUB - Unique Bike and Food tour in Paris !: $75
  • Romantic Cruise with 3-course Dinner on Seine River: $76
  • Fondue Cooking Party - Winter is Coming: $78

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Minsk $20
    Paris $64

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: $4,379
  • 2 Castles for 1 private tour from Minsk - Mir and Nesvizh.: $135
  • 2-days: Minsk City Tour + Nesvizh Palace - Mir Castle: $293
  • 2-days: Minsk City Tour - Stalin Line + Nesvizh Palace - Mir Castle: $434
  • 2city in 1day, from Minsk to Lida Castle (city) and the Grodno city Private tour: $240
  • 3-hours Guided Minsk City Tour (Driving & Walking Tour): $109
  • 3-hrs sightseeing tour around Minsk (Private Driving & Walking Tour): $119
  • 4 Castles for 1 private tour from Minsk - Mir, Nesvizh, Kosava and Ružany Palace: $200
  • 4 Castles for 1 private tour from Minsk - Mir, Nesvizh, Novogrudok, Lubchany: $200
  • 5-Day Private Belarus-Ukraine Tour: $1,742
  • 5-Day Small-Group Belarus - Ukraine Tour: $1,261
  • Authentic Belarusian Experience: $220

Typical Entertainment prices in Paris

For Paris, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Louvre Entry for Two
    $19
  • Admission to Pantheon
    $5.21
  • Catacombs (2)
    $24

Tours and Activities in Paris

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

  • Secret Montmartre, smartphone audioguided tour: $0.98
  • Trendy Marais, smartphone audioguided walking tour: $0.98
  • Marais HiddenTreasures, audioguided walking tour: $0.98
  • Paris Criminal Past, audioguided walking tour: $0.98
  • Test Day tour: $1.00
  • BEST OF ROYAL DAYS & LIFE : 3 audioguided tours: $1.85
  • BEST OF PARIS : 3 smartphone audioguided tours: $1.85
  • Legends of Paris Night Free Walking Tour in Spanish: $3.72
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower at your own pace Self-guided audio tour: $4.96
  • Flâneurs of Belleville: Explore the art of city walking on an audio walking tour: $5.00
  • One Hour Père Lachaise Cemetery Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.43
  • Marais: Explore this historic neighbourhood on a kid-friendly audio walking tour: $5.49

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Minsk $14
    Paris $20

Typical Alcohol prices in Paris

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Paris are as follows:


  • Wine
    $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Paris

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paris:

  • Pub Crawl in Latin Quarter: $37
  • Guided Visit and Wine Tasting in a Royal Wine Cellar in Paris: $40
  • Guided tour and wine tasting in a historic cellar in the center of Paris: $41
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting in the Latin Quarter with Chef Alex: $47
  • Organic wine tasting in Paris: $56
  • Wine Tasting In Paris: $83
  • Paris Art of Pairing Cheese and Wine Tasting in a Cheese Cellar: $87
  • Paris Wine Tasting Session with Expert Sommelier: $89
  • Walk & Wine Tour in the Latin Quarter: $97
  • Paris Wine Tasting plus Cheese & Cured Meat Lunch with an Expert Sommelier Guide: $97
  • Paris Evening Wine Tour and Tasting: $112
  • Montmartre Hill Sweet & Savory French Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Tour: $112


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


When is the best time to visit Minsk or Paris?

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 Paris in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Minsk as well as Paris. Also, most visitors come to Paris for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In July, Minsk is generally around the same temperature as Paris. Temperatures in Minsk average around 19°C (66°F), and Paris stays around 20°C (68°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Paris. 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 Paris. Minsk gets 258 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Paris receives 241 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets more rain in July than Paris. Minsk gets 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Paris receives 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Minsk 19°C (66°F) 
    Paris 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Paris in the Autumn?

Both Paris and Minsk are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Also, the autumn months attract visitors to Paris because of the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Minsk is much colder than Paris in the autumn. The temperature in Minsk is usually 8°C (47°F) in October, and Paris stays around 13°C (56°F).

Minsk usually receives less sunshine than Paris during autumn. Minsk gets 99 hours of sunny skies, while Paris receives 127 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Minsk usually receives less rain than Paris. Minsk gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Paris receives 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Minsk 8°C (47°F) 
    Paris 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Paris in the Winter?

Both Paris and Minsk during the winter are popular places to visit. Furthermore, the museums, the Christmas ambience, the shopping scene, the theater shows, and the cuisine are the main draw to Paris this time of year.

It's quite cold in Paris in the winter. The weather in Minsk can be very cold. In the winter, Minsk is much colder than Paris. Typically, the winter temperatures in Minsk in January are around -5°C (22°F), and Paris is about 5°C (40°F).

In the winter, Minsk often gets less sunshine than Paris. Minsk gets 46 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Paris receives 62 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets less rain in January than Paris. Minsk gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Paris receives 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Minsk -5°C (22°F) 
    Paris 5°C (40°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Paris in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Minsk and Paris. Furthermore, many travelers come to Paris for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

In April, Minsk is generally cooler than Paris. Temperatures in Minsk average around 8°C (46°F), and Paris stays around 11°C (52°F).

Minsk usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Paris during spring. Minsk gets 176 hours of sunny skies, while Paris receives 172 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Minsk usually receives less rain than Paris. Minsk gets 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Paris receives 50 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


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

Typical Weather for Paris and Minsk

Minsk Paris
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 5°C (40°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Feb -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 6°C (42°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 8°C (47°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Apr 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 11°C (52°F) 50 mm (1.9 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 15°C (59°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 18°C (64°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 20°C (68°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 20°C (67°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 13°C (56°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Nov 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in) 8°C (47°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Dec -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 5°C (42°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)


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