Travel budget in Germany

Germany: calculate your travel budget

Germany: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Germany for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1922* (1610 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3406* (2856 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 5312* (4452 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Germany in 2021

Cost of living: Germany VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Germany in 2021 is 13% higher than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Germany by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Germany compared to the national average.

Cities /Germany View Details
Konstanz 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Konstanz
Munich 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Munich
Hamburg 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hamburg
Hanover 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hanover
Dusseldorf 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dusseldorf
Stuttgart 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Stuttgart
Berlin 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Berlin

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Local prices in Germany by expense type

Germany: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Germany is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 7.8 to $ 22)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 22 to $ 48)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.2 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 5.7)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.3/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 4.8)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.9/can
($ 1.8 to $ 3.8)

48% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4/bottle
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Germany: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Germany costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 77 to $ 102)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 70 to $ 121)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 87 to $ 151)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 140/night
($ 108 to $ 183)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 245/night
($ 196 to $ 314)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 94/month
($ 79 to $ 110)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 155/month
($ 112 to $ 216)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 164/month
($ 118 to $ 230)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 137/month
($ 109 to $ 176)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 231/month
($ 152 to $ 355)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Germany: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Germany costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 3.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.9)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.5/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 12)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.6)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.8)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.9)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Germany: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Germany is 48% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 3.9)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 2 to $ 3)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

144% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 30/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 136)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Germany: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Germany is 30% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 10.2 to $ 18)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 15 to $ 30)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Germany: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Germany is 42% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.4/pack
($ 7.6 to $ 9.6)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 91
($ 48 to $ 120)

105% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 24 to $ 72)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Berlin
London → Berlin
London → Berlin
$ 91
(fair price: $ 72)
Manchester → Berlin
Manchester → Berlin
Manchester → Berlin
$ 91
(fair price: $ 72)
London → Munich
London → Munich
London → Munich
$ 190
(fair price: $ 185)
London → Cologne
London → Cologne
London → Cologne
$ 97
(fair price: $ 75)
London → Dusseldorf
London → Dusseldorf
London → Dusseldorf
$ 132
(fair price: $ 124)
Manchester → Munich
Manchester → Munich
Manchester → Munich
$ 189
(fair price: $ 177)


About the information on the cost of living in Germany

The information about the cost of living in Germany shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Germany updated on 06-04-2021.

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