First things first, Germany is not a cheap place! It’s the heart of Western Europe and is one of the richest countries in Europe.
Things that are cheap in Germany:
Things that are expensive in Germany:
- Public Transport in cities like Munich and Cologne
- Last-minute Train Tickets
What Budget should you plan for:
Budget Trip: $60-80 per person, per day
Average Spending: $110-180 per person, per day
Luxury Trip: $300 and above per person, per day
Budget Trip: $40-70 depending on location and accommodation type. In bigger cities, you will find hostels or affordable hotels close to the airport or train station. Airbnbs can be quite expensive because owners have to pay high taxes on city vacation rental properties.
Average Spending: $70-100 again depending on where you want to stay. For $100 you’ll find a 2-3 Star Hotel in Berlin close to the main attractions.
Luxury Budget: Everything with more than 3 stars will set you back around $150 - 200 for a standard bedroom. The sky’s the limit here for prices. In Munich, you can spend $2000 a night if you feel like it.
Daily Expenses (Food, Transportation, Sightseeing):
Budget Trip: $20-40 per person/per day depending on the city and what you are planning to do. Buying food in a supermarket is cheaper than eating out. Saving tip: Take a reusable water bottle. You can drink tap water everywhere in Germany. There’s no need to spend more money on plastic bottles.
Average Spending: $40-80 per day/person if you want to spend it on eating out for every meal. Pro Tip: Fast Food is taxed pretty high in Germany, so it will be cheaper to grab dinner from a local restaurant than from chain burger joints.
Luxury Budget: $100 and above. There’s no limit to what you can do with a high budget. Eat out at nice restaurants, shop at the expensive shops - spend that money people!