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:

  • $ 83 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1949* (1638 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 107 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3502* (2940 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 5424* (4550 €)

* 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 2020

Cost of living: Germany VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Germany in 2020 is essentially the same as 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 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Munich
Hamburg 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hamburg
Cologne 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cologne
Stuttgart 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Stuttgart
Frankfurt 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Frankfurt
Dusseldorf 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dusseldorf
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 costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 8.2 to $ 20)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 21 to $ 42)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.2 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 5.4)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.3/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.9/can
($ 1.8 to $ 3.8)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4/bottle
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

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
$ 96/night
($ 70 to $ 132)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 87 to $ 171)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 141/night
($ 108 to $ 189)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 247/night
($ 195 to $ 316)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 95/month
($ 78 to $ 116)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 158/month
($ 103 to $ 250)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 170/month
($ 118 to $ 260)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 139/month
($ 109 to $ 187)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 239/month
($ 151 to $ 403)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Germany: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Germany costs 31% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.7/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2.7)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.3)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.6)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.8/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 18)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.3/kg
($ 6 to $ 12)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.7/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.6)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 22)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Germany: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Germany is 26% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 3.9)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 90/month
($ 69 to $ 110)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 2 to $ 4.2)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

114% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.4
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 30/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 132)

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

Germany: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Germany costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 265/month
($ 163 to $ 419)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 39/month
($ 30 to $ 54)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 895/month
($ 598 to $ 1434)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 677/month
($ 478 to $ 1076)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1722/month
($ 1171 to $ 2868)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1278/month
($ 897 to $ 2092)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 38/month
($ 24 to $ 72)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 395/month
($ 180 to $ 837)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 14702/yr
($ 6632 to $ 23898)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Germany: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Germany is 25% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 11 to $ 18)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 26/hr
($ 17 to $ 30)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Germany: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Germany is 24% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.6/pack
($ 7.6 to $ 8.4)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 94
($ 48 to $ 120)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 24 to $ 72)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 98
($ 60 to $ 144)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 128
($ 72 to $ 192)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Frankfurt
Los Angeles  → Frankfurt
Los Angeles  → Frankfurt
$ 1127
(fair price: $ 734)
Los Angeles → Munich
Los Angeles  → Munich
Los Angeles  → Munich
$ 1126
(fair price: $ 751)
Los Angeles → Berlin
Los Angeles  → Berlin
Los Angeles  → Berlin
$ 815
(fair price: $ 702)
Los Angeles → Dusseldorf
Los Angeles  → Dusseldorf
Los Angeles  → Dusseldorf
$ 815
(fair price: $ 708)
New York City → Frankfurt
New York City → Frankfurt
New York City → Frankfurt
$ 684
(fair price: $ 585)
Toronto (Ontario) → Frankfurt
Toronto (Ontario) → Frankfurt
Toronto (Ontario) → Frankfurt
$ 814
(fair price: $ 683)
Toronto (Ontario) → Berlin
Toronto (Ontario) → Berlin
Toronto (Ontario) → Berlin
$ 783
(fair price: $ 698)
New York City → Munich
New York City → Munich
New York City → Munich
$ 1128
(fair price: $ 694)
Toronto (Ontario) → Munich
Toronto (Ontario) → Munich
Toronto (Ontario) → Munich
$ 931
(fair price: $ 807)
New York City → Berlin
New York City → Berlin
New York City → Berlin
$ 905
(fair price: $ 609)
Melbourne → Frankfurt
Melbourne → Frankfurt
Melbourne → Frankfurt
$ 1203
(fair price: $ 1004)
Sydney → Frankfurt
Sydney → Frankfurt
Sydney → Frankfurt
$ 1174
(fair price: $ 887)
Sydney → Munich
Sydney → Munich
Sydney → Munich
$ 1304
(fair price: $ 1074)
Montreal → Frankfurt
Montreal → Frankfurt
Montreal → Frankfurt
$ 966
(fair price: $ 818)
Sydney → Berlin
Sydney → Berlin
Sydney → Berlin
$ 1329
(fair price: $ 1100)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dusseldorf
Toronto (Ontario) → Dusseldorf
Toronto (Ontario) → Dusseldorf
$ 830
(fair price: $ 731)
Melbourne → Berlin
Melbourne → Berlin
Melbourne → Berlin
$ 1310
(fair price: $ 1109)
Montreal → Berlin
Montreal → Berlin
Montreal → Berlin
$ 850
(fair price: $ 751)
Melbourne → Munich
Melbourne → Munich
Melbourne → Munich
$ 1316
(fair price: $ 1082)
Perth → Frankfurt
Perth → Frankfurt
Perth → Frankfurt
$ 1295
(fair price: $ 1048)
Auckland → Frankfurt
Auckland → Frankfurt
Auckland → Frankfurt
$ 1351
(fair price: $ 1094)
Montreal → Munich
Montreal → Munich
Montreal → Munich
$ 998
(fair price: $ 845)
New York City → Cologne
New York City → Cologne
New York City → Cologne
$ 637
(fair price: $ 545)
Edinburgh → Munich
Edinburgh → Munich
Edinburgh → Munich
$ 217
(fair price: $ 183)
Perth → Munich
Perth → Munich
Perth → Munich
$ 1279
(fair price: $ 1063)
New York City → Dusseldorf
New York City → Dusseldorf
New York City → Dusseldorf
$ 820
(fair price: $ 576)
Perth → Berlin
Perth → Berlin
Perth → Berlin
$ 1317
(fair price: $ 1088)
Sydney → Dusseldorf
Sydney → Dusseldorf
Sydney → Dusseldorf
$ 1446
(fair price: $ 1231)
Edinburgh → Dusseldorf
Edinburgh → Dusseldorf
Edinburgh → Dusseldorf
$ 193
(fair price: $ 168)
Auckland → Munich
Auckland → Munich
Auckland → Munich
$ 1504
(fair price: $ 1170)
Dublin → Dusseldorf
Dublin → Dusseldorf
Dublin → Dusseldorf
$ 207
(fair price: $ 174)
Los Angeles → Cologne
Los Angeles  → Cologne
Los Angeles  → Cologne
$ 809
(fair price: $ 679)
Auckland → Berlin
Auckland → Berlin
Auckland → Berlin
$ 1488
(fair price: $ 1224)
Melbourne → Dusseldorf
Melbourne → Dusseldorf
Melbourne → Dusseldorf
$ 1427
(fair price: $ 1213)
Edinburgh → Cologne
Edinburgh → Cologne
Edinburgh → Cologne
$ 210
(fair price: $ 181)
Edinburgh → Berlin
Edinburgh → Berlin
Edinburgh → Berlin
$ 177
(fair price: $ 150)
Montreal → Dusseldorf
Montreal → Dusseldorf
Montreal → Dusseldorf
$ 916
(fair price: $ 786)
Manchester → Cologne
Manchester → Cologne
Manchester → Cologne
$ 181
(fair price: $ 134)
Dublin → Munich
Dublin → Munich
Dublin → Munich
$ 171
(fair price: $ 143)
Toronto (Ontario) → Cologne
Toronto (Ontario) → Cologne
Toronto (Ontario) → Cologne
$ 869
(fair price: $ 747)
Perth → Dusseldorf
Perth → Dusseldorf
Perth → Dusseldorf
$ 1475
(fair price: $ 1230)
Dublin → Berlin
Dublin → Berlin
Dublin → Berlin
$ 173
(fair price: $ 132)
Manchester → Berlin
Manchester → Berlin
Manchester → Berlin
$ 164
(fair price: $ 127)
London → Berlin
London → Berlin
London → Berlin
$ 132
(fair price: $ 106)
Auckland → Dusseldorf
Auckland → Dusseldorf
Auckland → Dusseldorf
$ 1522
(fair price: $ 1275)
Manchester → Munich
Manchester → Munich
Manchester → Munich
$ 222
(fair price: $ 194)
Manchester → Dusseldorf
Manchester → Dusseldorf
Manchester → Dusseldorf
$ 167
(fair price: $ 136)
Montreal → Cologne
Montreal → Cologne
Montreal → Cologne
$ 928
(fair price: $ 801)
Dublin → Cologne
Dublin → Cologne
Dublin → Cologne
$ 153
(fair price: $ 119)
London → Munich
London → Munich
London → Munich
$ 187
(fair price: $ 155)

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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 31-03-2020.

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