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

Should you visit Tbilisi or Minsk?

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

Should I visit Tbilisi or Minsk? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Tbilisi or Minsk?


Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Looming over it all are Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, an iconic statue of the "Mother of Georgia." Tbilisi’s eternal charms of a dramatic setting in the deep valley of the swift Mtkvari River, picturesque architecture, an ever-lively arts and cultural scene, and the welcoming Georgian lifestyle have been added a whole new 21st-century dimension of inviting cafes and restaurants serving ever better food, up-to-date lodgings from backpacker hostels to international five-stars, interesting bars and clubs, spruced-up museums, galleries, parks, plazas and whole streets, modernized transport and a sprinkling of eye-catching contemporary architecture. The mix of modern and ancient elements makes Tbilisi the beating heart of the South Caucasus and it is well worth a visit.


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.

Which place is cheaper, Minsk or Tbilisi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Tbilisi is $29, while the average daily cost in Minsk is $64. 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 Tbilisi and Minsk in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tbilisi $13
    Minsk $32
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tbilisi $26
    Minsk $64
Compare Hotels in Tbilisi and Minsk

Looking for a hotel in Tbilisi or Minsk? 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 Tbilisi

Hotels in Minsk

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tbilisi $6.20
    Minsk $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tbilisi

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

  • Transfer from Tbilisi City to Tbilisi Airport: $10
  • Transfer from Tbilisi Airport to Tbilisi: $10
  • Kutaisi Airport: BUS Transfer to/from Tbilisi: $10
  • Kutaisi: BUS Transfer to/from Tbilisi: $10
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Tbilisi Airport to Tbilisi Hotels: $14
  • 24/7 Taxi Airport Shuttle and Transfer Private Service: $14
  • Batumi airport: Bus Transfer to/from Tbilisi: $16
  • Airport transfer by Visit-geo: $16
  • Private airport - city transfer Tbilisi: $18
  • Tbilisi Airport Arrival Private Transfer To Accommodation & Hotel: $19
  • Tbilisi Private Arrival Airport Transfer: $19
  • Tbilisi Airport Private Transfer service: $20

Is it cheaper to fly into Tbilisi or Minsk?

Prices for flights to both Minsk and Tbilisi 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 Meals for one day
    Tbilisi $8.03
    Minsk $21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tbilisi

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

  • Natural Wine Degustation and Tasting with Georgian Dinner Option: $20
  • Georgian Cooking Class with Khinkali and Khachapuri: $25
  • Middle East Evening with Live Singers and Dinner in Tbilisi: $40
  • Adjarian Khachapuri Making Private Virtual Cooking Class: $40
  • Traveling Spoon Georgian Dumplings Private Online Cooking Class: $40
  • Cooking Class with a Local Family: $49
  • Tbilisi Street Food Tour: $70
  • Tbilisi Street Food Tour: $72
  • Taste of Georgia. Cooking-Class Khinkali, Khachapuri and more: $75
  • Vegetarian Georgian Cooking Class: $78
  • Food Tour with 9 Tastings and Wine: $88
  • Full Day Tbilisi Tour with Cooking Class & Wine Tasting Activity: $95

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tbilisi $15
    Minsk $20

Tours and Activities in Tbilisi

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

  • Rustaveli Avenue: Roam down Tbilisi's historic main street on an audio tour: $5.20
  • Skip the Line: Experimentorium Ticket: $5.45
  • Virtual tour to Georgia: $10
  • Private 4 days Food & Wine and Sightseeing tour to Kakheti, Kazbegi, Mtskheta.: $10
  • First impression of Tbilisi-3 hours walking tour: $11
  • Walking Tour in Old Tbilisi - Group Tour: $12
  • Exploring Tbilisi Walking Tour: $12
  • Highlands Tour: Kazbegi, Ananuri, Gudauri, and Zhinvali: $12
  • One Day Expedition Tour in Kazbegi Mountains: $13
  • Afternoon Walking tour of Old Town: $13
  • Guided Half Day Walking Tour of Old Tbilisi: $13
  • Tbilisi Guided Walking Tour: $13

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tbilisi $18
    Minsk $14

Sample the Local Flavors in Tbilisi

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Tbilisi:

  • 3 Hours Walk Around Wine Tasting of 12 Different Wines in Tbilisi: $10
  • Tbilisi.First impression of Tbilisi-evening walking,wine tasting: $11
  • One-day tour of Kakheti from Tbilisi, free wine tasting: $14
  • Wine Tasting Feel the Difference of Qvevri or Classical Wine: $16
  • Full Day Wine Tour Bodbe , Sighnaghi , Telavi: $16
  • Kakheti Day Group Tour: Free Wine Tasting: $17
  • Kakheti Wine Tour, Кахетия -Винный Тур: $19
  • From Tbilisi:Kakheti-Sighnaghi&Chateau 7Wine Tasting Tour: $21
  • Kakheti, Signaghi, & Chateau Tour with Wine Tasting: $21
  • From Kakheti Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting: $24
  • City Pub Crawl with welcome shots in game format: $24
  • Tbilisi City Pub Crawl: $26

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Tbilisi and Minsk, we can see that Minsk is more expensive. And not only is Tbilisi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Tbilisi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Tbilisi 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 Minsk would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Minsk than you might in Tbilisi.

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

Which is Bigger, Tbilisi or Minsk?

Minsk has a larger population, and is about 66% larger than the population of Tbilisi. When comparing the sizes of Tbilisi and Minsk, 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.