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

Should you visit Minsk or Prague?

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

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

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.

Prague

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It is also the largest city in the country and one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Prague has long enticed travelers for its beautiful architecture, impressive bridges, detailed cathedrals, and fascinating history. Prague is unique in that is remained almost completely undamaged during World War II. The medieval city center still feels like you've stepped back in time. Despite this historic atmosphere, there is still a lot of vibrant energy and you'll find many different live music venues, art galleries, modern restaurants, and unique festivals throughout the year.

Which city is cheaper, Prague 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 Prague is $87. 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 Prague in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Minsk $33
    Prague $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Minsk $66
    Prague $106
Compare Hotels in Minsk and Prague

Looking for a hotel in Minsk or Prague? 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 Prague


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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 Prague Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Minsk $12
    Prague $6.56

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Prague

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Prague:

  • Ultra - Prague Private Airport Transfer from City Centre to Prague Airport PRG: $8.71
  • Prague Airport Shared Departure Transfer: $12
  • Prague Airport Shared Arrival Transfer And Half-Day City Walking Tour: $13
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Prague Hotel to Prague Airport: $14
  • Prague Airport: Shared Shuttle Transfers: $16
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Prague to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG): $17
  • Private Airport Transfer: Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) to Prague: $17
  • Private Departure Transfer from Prague to Prague Airports: $17
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Vaclav Airport (PRG) to Prague City Center: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer from Prague City Center to Vaclav Airport (PRG): $18
  • Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Prague Airport: $19
  • Transfer in Private Vehicle from Prague City Center to Airport: $21

Is it cheaper to fly into Minsk or Prague?

Prices for flights to both Prague 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
    Prague $21

Typical Food prices in Prague

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


  • Fruit
    $4.27
  • Lunch for One
    $13
  • Bananas
    $0.60
  • Cookies
    $0.34

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Prague

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

  • Prague City Tour by Bus With Optional Boat Tour, Charles Bridge Museum and Dinner: $15
  • Traditional Balkan Burek cooking class and dinner in Prague for small groups: $59
  • Medieval Dinner with Transfers: $69
  • 3-Hour Dinner Cruise with Transfers: $77
  • Mozart Concert and Dinner in Prague: $82
  • Roman pasta cooking class and dinner in Prague: $90
  • Czech Folklore Show with dinner and private transfer: $96
  • Dinner cruise - open buffet - with 2 incl transfers: $106
  • Folklore Evening Including Traditional Czech Dinner in Prague: $107
  • Medieval Dinner with Transfers: $108
  • Medieval dinner in Prague with incl transports: $118
  • Prague Cooking Class with Tereza: $121

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Minsk $20
    Prague $13

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 Prague

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


  • Opera Tickets
    $4.27
  • Two Tickets for Charles Bridge Tower
    $5.98
  • Image Theatre for Two
    $41

Tours and Activities in Prague

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

  • Skip the Line: Prague Botanical Garden Outdoor Exposition Ticket: $4.35
  • Entrance Ticket: $5.29
  • Entrance Ticket: $6.22
  • Skip the Line: iFriday & iWeekend at Apple Museum: Discount PASS Ticket: $6.84
  • Skip the Line: iMonday at Apple Museum: Discount PASS Ticket: $7.09
  • Skip the Line: Prague - Papilonia - Butterfly House Ticket: $7.71
  • Old Town Exploration Game & City Tour: $7.93
  • Skip the Line: Apple Museum in Prague Entrance Ticket: $8.71
  • Skip the Line Access to LEGO® Museum in the Centre of Prague: $9.21
  • Everyday Prague Tour: $11
  • Skip-the-Line Prague National Film Museum Ticket: $11
  • Skip the Line: iTuesday & iWednesday at Apple Museum: Discount PASS Ticket: $11

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Minsk $14
    Prague $8.92

Typical Alcohol prices in Prague

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Prague from other travelers:


  • A Bottle of Wine
    $6.79

Sample the Local Flavors in Prague

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

  • Bar Crawl with 2-Hour Open Bar: $28
  • Taste wine properly - wine tasting session: $30
  • 1-Hour Segway Experience and Brewery Tour: $56
  • 3-hour Brewery Segway Tour including Monastic Beers: $85
  • Private 3-Hour Monastery Brewery Segway Tour + Beers: $85
  • Private Karlovy Vary with Royal Brewery or Mozer Full Day Trip: $128
  • Private Kutna Hora with Sedlec Ossuary and Local brewery Full Day Trip: $149
  • Pilsner Urquell brewery and Pilsen City Private tour from Prague All-Inclusive: $199
  • Prague Wine Tasting and Countryside Small-Group Tour with Lunch: $215
  • Private Tour: Chateau Lany and Krakovec Castle and Krusovice Royal Brewery from Prague Including Tasting and Czech Lunch: $217
  • Pilsner Urquell brewery private day trip and cheese tasting on family eco-farm: $220
  • Private Pilsner Urquell brewery, Pilsen City and Bohemian Glass factory day tour: $230


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


When is the best time to visit Minsk or Prague?

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 Prague in the Summer?

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

Minsk is around the same temperature as Prague in the summer. The temperature in Minsk is usually 19°C (66°F) in July, and Prague stays around 19°C (66°F).

It's quite sunny in Prague. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Minsk. Minsk usually receives more sunshine than Prague during summer. Minsk gets 258 hours of sunny skies, while Prague receives 216 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Minsk usually receives more rain than Prague. Minsk gets 88 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Prague receives 70 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Minsk 19°C (66°F) 
    Prague 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Minsk or Prague in the Autumn?

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

In the autumn, Minsk is cooler than Prague. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Minsk in October are around 8°C (47°F), and Prague is about 11°C (52°F).

In the autumn, Minsk often gets less sunshine than Prague. Minsk gets 99 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Prague receives 124 hours of full sun.

Minsk usually gets more rain in October than Prague. Minsk gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Minsk or Prague in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Minsk and Prague. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Prague because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

The weather in Prague can be very cold. Minsk can be very cold during winter. In January, Minsk is generally much colder than Prague. Temperatures in Minsk average around -5°C (22°F), and Prague stays around 1°C (33°F).

Minsk usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Prague during winter. Minsk gets 46 hours of sunny skies, while Prague receives 49 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Minsk usually receives around the same amount of rain as Prague. Minsk gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Prague receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


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

Should I visit Minsk or Prague in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Minsk as well as Prague. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Prague this time of year.

Minsk is cooler than Prague in the spring. The temperature in Minsk is usually 8°C (46°F) in April, and Prague stays around 10°C (49°F).

In the spring, Minsk often gets more sunshine than Prague. Minsk gets 176 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Prague receives 145 hours of full sun.

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


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Minsk 8°C (46°F) 
    Prague 10°C (49°F)

Typical Weather for Prague and Minsk

Minsk Prague
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -5°C (22°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 1°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb -4°C (25°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 2°C (35°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Mar 0°C (33°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 6°C (42°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Apr 8°C (46°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 10°C (49°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 15°C (58°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 19°C (66°F) 70 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 8°C (47°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 11°C (52°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2 in) 6°C (43°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Dec -2°C (28°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)


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