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

Should you visit Moscow or Copenhagen?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Moscow and Copenhagen. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Moscow or Copenhagen?

Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and is notable for its important role in history. It's a very sprawling city with many museums and fascinating buildings. Ten percent of Russia's population lives in this capital city and it's a financial and political center for the country. The Moskva River weaves its way through the city and you will find most of the city's sights and attractions on the northern side of the river.

Copenhagen

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.

Which place is cheaper, Copenhagen or Moscow?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Moscow is $63, while the average daily cost in Copenhagen is $211. 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 Moscow and Copenhagen in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $40
    Copenhagen $91
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $80
    Copenhagen $182
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Copenhagen

Looking for a hotel in Moscow 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 Moscow


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.
    Moscow $6.19
    Copenhagen $72
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Moscow

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


  • Two Metro Passes
    $1.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow

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

  • Private Transfer from Wonorejo to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Umban Sari to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $51
  • Private Transfer from Tengkerang Tengah to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Tengkerang Barat to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Tanjung Rhu to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Tanjung Alam to Padang Airport (PDG): $136
  • Private Transfer from Tangkerang Utara to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Tangkerang Labuai to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Tanah Datar to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Tampan to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Talang Jambe to Palembang Airport (PLM): $94
  • Private Transfer from Sukajadi to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Copenhagen

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


  • Bicycle Renting
    $62

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Copenhagen

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

  • Private transfer to/from hotel from/to airport Copenhagen: $145
  • Private transfer Kastrup Airport (CPH) to Copenhagen City Center : $92
  • Private Transfers in Copenhagen – to/from airport or hotel: $148
  • Private Transfer: Cruise Port to Copenhagen Airport CPH: $125
  • Private Transfer: Copenhagen Airport CPH to Cruise Port: $125
  • Private Transfer from Roskilde Airport (RKE) to Copenhagen Port: $62
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport: $59
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen city to Fredericia Cruise Port: $170
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen Port to Roskilde Airport RKE: $62
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen Port to Copenhagen hotel/address: $64
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen Port to Copenhagen CPH by Sedan: $112
  • Private Transfer from Copenhagen Port to Copenhagen Airport (CPH): $105

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Copenhagen?

Prices for flights to both Copenhagen and Moscow 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
    Moscow $14
    Copenhagen $62
Typical Food Prices in Moscow

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $6.02
  • Lunch in the Center Market
    $3.28
  • Breakfast for 2
    $11

Typical Food Prices in Copenhagen

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


  • Hot Dogs
    $14

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: $34
  • Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $35
  • Food Tour in Multi-Cultural Nørrebro District: $92
  • Copenhagen Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $109
  • The Copenhagen Culinary Experience Food Tour: $149
  • Small-Group Gourmet Evening Walking Tour of Copenhagen with Market Visit and Dinner: $149
  • Private Authentic Home Indian Cooking & Dining Experience: $149
  • The Award-Winning Private Copenhagen Food Tour: 6 or 10 Tastings: $168
  • The 10 Tastings of Copenhagen Private Food Tour: $222
  • Copenhagen food tour with cookbook author: $268

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Moscow $16
    Copenhagen $31
Typical Entertainment Prices in Moscow

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


  • Theater Tickets
    $13
  • Kremlin Entry (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Moscow

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

  • 2 Days Private Tour to See Bull Race and Raflesia Arnoldi Flower: $250
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Bengkulu: $144
  • Custom Private Tour in Palembang with English Speaking Driver: $85

Typical Entertainment Prices in Copenhagen

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


  • Boat Tour
    $8.68
  • Coffee
    $14

Tours and Activities in Copenhagen

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

  • 3 Hours Tour To Wonderful Copenhagen Highlights: $212
  • 3-Hour Private Bike Tour Copenhagen: $127
  • 3h walking tour, small group max 10 people Copenhagen: $63
  • Amitylux 3h Small-Group max 10 people Biking Tour Copenhagen: $83
  • Light Version Adventures in Forgotten Giants : $129
  • 1 Hour Copenhagen Segway Tour: $59
  • 1-Hour Private Segway Tour Copenhagen: $74
  • 2 Hour Copenhagen Segway Tour: $78
  • 2 Hour Copenhagen Tour on Electric Scooter "Stand Up Bike" : $78
  • 2 Hours Copenhagen E-Bike Guided Tours: $78
  • 2 Hours Guided Kayak Tour in Copenhagen Harbor: $59
  • 2-Hour Private Copenhagen Segway Tour: $93

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $7.96
    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:

  • Alternative Nightlife Pub Crawl: $44
  • Guided Bar Crawl with 4 Shots and 1 Beer: $44
  • Pub Crawl Copenhagen: $45
  • Danish Wine Tasting Tour with Guide in Copenhagen Nyhavn: $363


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Moscow and Copenhagen, we can see that Copenhagen is more expensive. And not only is Moscow much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Moscow would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Moscow 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 Moscow.

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


Which is Bigger, Moscow or Copenhagen?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Copenhagen. When comparing the sizes of Moscow 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 Moscow or Copenhagen?

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 Moscow or Copenhagen in the Summer?

Both Copenhagen and Moscow are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Copenhagen because of the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Moscow is a little warmer than Copenhagen. Typically, the summer temperatures in Moscow in July average around 19°C (67°F), and Copenhagen averages at about 17°C (63°F).

In July, Moscow usually receives more rain than Copenhagen. Moscow gets 92 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Copenhagen receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Moscow 19°C (67°F) 
    Copenhagen 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Copenhagen in the Autumn?

Both Copenhagen and Moscow during the autumn are popular places to visit. Furthermore, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Copenhagen this time of year.

In October, Moscow is generally much colder than Copenhagen. Daily temperatures in Moscow average around 6°C (43°F), and Copenhagen fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

Moscow usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Copenhagen. Moscow gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Copenhagen receives 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Moscow 6°C (43°F) 
    Copenhagen 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Copenhagen in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Moscow and Copenhagen. Furthermore, many travelers come to Copenhagen for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Copenhagen. It's quite cold in Moscow in the winter. Moscow is much colder than Copenhagen in the winter. The daily temperature in Moscow averages around -8°C (17°F) in January, and Copenhagen fluctuates around 1°C (33°F).

In January, Moscow usually receives less rain than Copenhagen. Moscow gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Copenhagen receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Moscow -8°C (17°F) 
    Copenhagen 1°C (33°F)

Should I visit Moscow or Copenhagen in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Moscow as well as Copenhagen. Additionally, many visitors come to Copenhagen in the spring for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Moscow is around the same temperature as Copenhagen. Typically, the spring temperatures in Moscow in April average around 7°C (45°F), and Copenhagen averages at about 7°C (45°F).

Moscow usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Copenhagen. Moscow gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Copenhagen receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Moscow 7°C (45°F) 
    Copenhagen 7°C (45°F)

Typical Weather for Copenhagen and Moscow

Moscow Copenhagen
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -8°C (17°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 1°C (33°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Feb -7°C (20°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 1°C (33°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Mar -1°C (30°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 3°C (37°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Apr 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 7°C (45°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 76 mm (3 in) 16°C (61°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 19°C (67°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 17°C (63°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 18°C (64°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 12°C (54°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 6°C (43°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Nov -0°C (32°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 6°C (42°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Dec -5°C (23°F) 52 mm (2 in) 2°C (36°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)