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:

  • $ 64 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1741* (1638 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 114 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3619* (3402 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 140 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 61 per person
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 26 per person

Total budget:

$ 5544* (5222 €)

* 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 2024

Cost of living: Germany VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Germany in 2024 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
Essen 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Essen
Munich 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Munich
Hamburg 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Hamburg
Berlin 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Berlín
Konstanz 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Konstanz
Duisburg 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Duisburg

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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 15% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 8.5 to $ 22)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 32/person
($ 25 to $ 54)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 8.5 to $ 12)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.3 for 500ml
($ 3.2 to $ 5.6)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.5 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.1)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.5/cup
($ 2.1 to $ 4.8)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.9/can
($ 2.1 to $ 4)

16% 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
($ 2 to $ 3.7)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Germany: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Germany costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 41 to $ 313)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 64 to $ 226)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 77 to $ 292)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 204
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 154/night
($ 94 to $ 314)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 290
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 213/night
($ 137 to $ 448)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 499
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 95/month
($ 57 to $ 260)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 172/month
($ 97 to $ 399)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 204
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 169/month
($ 98 to $ 347)

9% 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
$ 111/month
($ 73 to $ 245)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 222
Family room
Family room
$ 220/month
($ 121 to $ 541)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 191

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
($ 1.1 to $ 1.5)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.1/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3.7)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2.1 to $ 3.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 2.6 to $ 4.3)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 16/kg
($ 7.4 to $ 19)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2.8/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.2/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 5.3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.3 to $ 1.4)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Germany: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Germany is 62% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 4)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 1.9 to $ 3.2)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

93% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 4.7
($ 3.4 to $ 7.4)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 73/24hrs
($ 27 to $ 961)

135% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 31

Germany: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Germany costs 7% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 11 to $ 18)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 23/hr
($ 14 to $ 30)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Germany: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Germany is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.7/pack
($ 8.5 to $ 10)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 85
($ 43 to $ 117)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 22 to $ 64)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Berlin
New York City → Berlin
New York City → Berlin
$ 916
(fair price: $ 633)
New York City → Munich
New York City → Munich
New York City → Munich
$ 986
(fair price: $ 730)
Los Angeles → Munich
Los Angeles  → Munich
Los Angeles  → Munich
$ 1132
(fair price: $ 885)
New York City → Frankfurt
New York City → Frankfurt
New York City → Frankfurt
$ 781
(fair price: $ 661)
Los Angeles → Berlin
Los Angeles  → Berlin
Los Angeles  → Berlin
$ 869
(fair price: $ 750)
Sydney → Frankfurt
Sydney → Frankfurt
Sydney → Frankfurt
$ 1459
(fair price: $ 1096)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Germany updated on 14-04-2024.

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