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:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1878* (1582 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 106 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3403* (2856 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 126 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 53 per person
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 5215* (4368 €)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Germany VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Germany in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Germany in 2019 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
Munich 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Munich
Hamburg 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hamburg
Frankfurt 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Frankfurt
Kiel 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kiel
Dusseldorf 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dusseldorf
Stuttgart 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Stuttgart
Berlin 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Berlin

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Local prices in Germany by expense type

Restaurant budget in Germany

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Germany is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 9.6 to $ 18)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 20 to $ 36)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.3/person
($ 8.2 to $ 9.6)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.2 for 500ml
($ 3.6 to $ 4.8)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.2/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 3.6)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 3.1)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Germany

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Germany costs 20% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 72 to $ 95)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 95/night
($ 65 to $ 124)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 79 to $ 157)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 140/night
($ 101 to $ 173)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 253/night
($ 186 to $ 296)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 93/month
($ 76 to $ 114)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 153/month
($ 106 to $ 222)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 169/month
($ 118 to $ 259)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 144/month
($ 115 to $ 189)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 237/month
($ 146 to $ 420)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Germany

On average, the price of supermarket food in Germany costs 30% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.3)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.1)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10.6/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 12)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.2)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 3.7)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 14/kg
($ 10.5 to $ 15)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Germany

On average, the price of transport in Germany is 30% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 3.5)

33% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 84/month
($ 70 to $ 98)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 2 to $ 3)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

116% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 30/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 132)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Germany

On average, the cost of housing in Germany costs 20% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 263/month
($ 157 to $ 382)

58% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 38/month
($ 24 to $ 48)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 850/month
($ 538 to $ 1195)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 636/month
($ 419 to $ 956)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1632/month
($ 1076 to $ 2390)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1206/month
($ 777 to $ 1793)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 24 to $ 60)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 371/month
($ 180 to $ 717)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 16850/yr
($ 8604 to $ 19119)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Germany

On average, budget for leisure activities in Germany is 20% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 11 to $ 16)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 23/hr
($ 15 to $ 32)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Germany

On average, shopping budget in Germany is 26% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.6/pack
($ 7.5 to $ 7.8)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 91
($ 60 to $ 120)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 24 to $ 60)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 97
($ 72 to $ 132)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 124
($ 84 to $ 180)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Berlin
Los Angeles  → Berlin
Los Angeles  → Berlin
$ 849
(fair price: $ 728)
Los Angeles → Munich
Los Angeles  → Munich
Los Angeles  → Munich
$ 897
(fair price: $ 763)
Los Angeles → Dusseldorf
Los Angeles  → Dusseldorf
Los Angeles  → Dusseldorf
$ 866
(fair price: $ 740)
Toronto (Ontario) → Berlin
Toronto (Ontario) → Berlin
Toronto (Ontario) → Berlin
$ 801
(fair price: $ 714)
New York City → Berlin
New York City → Berlin
New York City → Berlin
$ 795
(fair price: $ 618)
Toronto (Ontario) → Munich
Toronto (Ontario) → Munich
Toronto (Ontario) → Munich
$ 907
(fair price: $ 809)
Montreal → Berlin
Montreal → Berlin
Montreal → Berlin
$ 866
(fair price: $ 780)
Sydney → Munich
Sydney → Munich
Sydney → Munich
$ 1223
(fair price: $ 1076)
New York City → Munich
New York City → Munich
New York City → Munich
$ 1015
(fair price: $ 793)
Sydney → Berlin
Sydney → Berlin
Sydney → Berlin
$ 1292
(fair price: $ 1148)
Melbourne → Berlin
Melbourne → Berlin
Melbourne → Berlin
$ 1309
(fair price: $ 1179)
Melbourne → Munich
Melbourne → Munich
Melbourne → Munich
$ 1272
(fair price: $ 1102)
Montreal → Munich
Montreal → Munich
Montreal → Munich
$ 1028
(fair price: $ 866)
Perth → Munich
Perth → Munich
Perth → Munich
$ 1192
(fair price: $ 1072)
Edinburgh → Munich
Edinburgh → Munich
Edinburgh → Munich
$ 212
(fair price: $ 185)
New York City → Cologne
New York City → Cologne
New York City → Cologne
$ 676
(fair price: $ 569)
Toronto (Ontario) → Dusseldorf
Toronto (Ontario) → Dusseldorf
Toronto (Ontario) → Dusseldorf
$ 905
(fair price: $ 776)
Perth → Berlin
Perth → Berlin
Perth → Berlin
$ 1234
(fair price: $ 1097)
Auckland → Munich
Auckland → Munich
Auckland → Munich
$ 1358
(fair price: $ 1189)
Edinburgh → Berlin
Edinburgh → Berlin
Edinburgh → Berlin
$ 161
(fair price: $ 140)
Sydney → Dusseldorf
Sydney → Dusseldorf
Sydney → Dusseldorf
$ 1444
(fair price: $ 1223)
Auckland → Berlin
Auckland → Berlin
Auckland → Berlin
$ 1414
(fair price: $ 1255)
New York City → Frankfurt
New York City → Frankfurt
New York City → Frankfurt
$ 618
(fair price: $ 569)
Los Angeles → Frankfurt
Los Angeles  → Frankfurt
Los Angeles  → Frankfurt
$ 981
(fair price: $ 771)
Los Angeles → Cologne
Los Angeles  → Cologne
Los Angeles  → Cologne
$ 866
(fair price: $ 727)
Toronto (Ontario) → Frankfurt
Toronto (Ontario) → Frankfurt
Toronto (Ontario) → Frankfurt
$ 818
(fair price: $ 682)
Dublin → Berlin
Dublin → Berlin
Dublin → Berlin
$ 156
(fair price: $ 130)
Manchester → Berlin
Manchester → Berlin
Manchester → Berlin
$ 144
(fair price: $ 115)
London → Berlin
London → Berlin
London → Berlin
$ 119
(fair price: $ 102)
Melbourne → Dusseldorf
Melbourne → Dusseldorf
Melbourne → Dusseldorf
$ 1461
(fair price: $ 1234)
Edinburgh → Cologne
Edinburgh → Cologne
Edinburgh → Cologne
$ 218
(fair price: $ 180)
Montreal → Dusseldorf
Montreal → Dusseldorf
Montreal → Dusseldorf
$ 956
(fair price: $ 837)
Toronto (Ontario) → Cologne
Toronto (Ontario) → Cologne
Toronto (Ontario) → Cologne
$ 899
(fair price: $ 796)
Manchester → Cologne
Manchester → Cologne
Manchester → Cologne
$ 190
(fair price: $ 155)
Perth → Dusseldorf
Perth → Dusseldorf
Perth → Dusseldorf
$ 1511
(fair price: $ 1315)
Montreal → Frankfurt
Montreal → Frankfurt
Montreal → Frankfurt
$ 872
(fair price: $ 774)

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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 08-09-2019.

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