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:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2093* (1764 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 118 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3773* (3164 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 147 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 5782* (4844 €)

* 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 2023

Cost of living: Germany VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Germany in 2023 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
Munich 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Munich
Hamburg 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hamburg
Dusseldorf 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Dusseldorf
Konstanz 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Konstanz
Heidelberg 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Heidelberg
Berlin 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Berlin
Cologne 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cologne
Stuttgart 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Stuttgart
Frankfurt 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Frankfurt
Dortmund 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dortmund
Nuremberg 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nuremberg
Dresden 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dresden
Bonn 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bonn

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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 10% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 15/person
($ 9.6 to $ 24)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 30/person
($ 24 to $ 54)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 9.6 to $ 12)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.8 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 6)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3/can
($ 2.3 to $ 4.2)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.6/bottle
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Germany: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Germany costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 84 to $ 103)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 78 to $ 161)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 132/night
($ 90 to $ 232)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 162/night
($ 119 to $ 239)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 293/night
($ 232 to $ 383)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 101/month
($ 83 to $ 130)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 200/month
($ 145 to $ 279)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 181/month
($ 128 to $ 274)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 131/month
($ 96 to $ 185)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 243/month
($ 164 to $ 396)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Germany: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Germany costs 38% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 4.2)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.2/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 4.8)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.6/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 16)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 4.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 3.6)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.2 to $ 1.3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

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
$ 3.5/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 4.3)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 2.2 to $ 3.3)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.4/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.6)

120% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.2
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 17/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 208)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Germany: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Germany is 17% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 11 to $ 18)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 26/hr
($ 16 to $ 34)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Germany: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Germany is 28% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9/pack
($ 8.4 to $ 11)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 96
($ 48 to $ 132)

85% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 24 to $ 72)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Berlin
London → Berlin
London → Berlin
$ 88
(fair price: $ 72)
Manchester → Berlin
Manchester → Berlin
Manchester → Berlin
$ 83
(fair price: $ 69)
London → Cologne
London → Cologne
London → Cologne
$ 71
(fair price: $ 60)
London → Munich
London → Munich
London → Munich
$ 159
(fair price: $ 139)
Dublin → Berlin
Dublin → Berlin
Dublin → Berlin
$ 102
(fair price: $ 89)
New York City → Munich
New York City → Munich
New York City → Munich
$ 674
(fair price: $ 587)


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 03-02-2023.

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