Prices in Germany are moderate, taking into account the situation in other European countries. It will be more expensive in the Scandinavian countries, or even in neighboring Austria. There will also be countries cheaper than Germany, such as Greece or Slovakia, for example. It is also worth knowing that the costs of individual goods or services will differ depending on a specific region. Unfortunately, there are still noticeable differences between the East and West of Germany. Different prices will be in smaller towns, and still different in larger ones. Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich are among the most expensive cities in Germany.
Interestingly, the very popular Berlin is not at the forefront.
Therefore, if someone is planning a trip and visiting Germany, it is worth getting acquainted with the average prices that they will have to take into account in this country. Both when it comes to accommodation, food, travel, or even sightseeing.
Accommodation prices in Germany
Accommodation prices in Germany are more or less at an average level compared to Europe. In the large cities we have already written about – i.e. Hamburg, Munich or Frankfurt, the cost of accommodation will be higher. The date and proximity of the center also affect the specific prices of accommodation in Germany. In turn, in order to save a bit, it is worth looking around at accommodation offers posted on well-known booking portals.
The average accommodation prices in Germany are as follows:
- we have to pay 20-30 euro per night in a hostel
- a night in a two-star hotel will cost us around 55 euro
- a night in a three-star facility costs over 65 euro
- in turn, an overnight stay in a four-star hotel costs almost 90 euro
- while the most luxurious accommodation costs at least 120 euro
Transport prices in Germany
Public transport prices in Germany are high. So if someone wants to use it, it is worth considering day tickets or taking advantage of free travel, thanks to city cards, entitling you to discounts on tickets to attractions, such as the Berlin CityTourCard (https://www.citytourcard.com/en ).
Average prices of public transport in Germany:
- for a single transfer ticket you have to spend 2-3 euro
- a two-hour ticket costs less than 3 euro
- a 24-hour ticket costs 8-9 euro
- the two-day Berlin CityTourCard costs 19.90 euro
When it comes to moving between cities, bus travel will certainly be a cheaper option. An example ticket from Munich to Berlin will be from 20 euro up. When it comes to train connections in Germany, they are unfortunately even more expensive, a single ticket from one city to another can cost 50 euro. However, it is worth taking an interest in the so-called Lander-Ticket, which allow travel at a specific time, for a fixed amount of money within the boundaries of the selected state.
Taxi and fuel prices in Germany
Taxis in Germany are quite expensive. For the entrance to the taxi you have to pay here from 3 to 5 euro, plus of course from 1.50 to even 3.50 euro for each kilometer traveled. However, an hour-long stop of your taxi driver can cost from 25 to 50 euro.
Fuel prices in Germany are rather higher than in the rest of Europe. Their cost depends on the location of the station itself and the brand of the concern to which it belongs. Interestingly, the fuel price changes depending on the specific day of the week. Costs are lowest on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while on weekends they are highest.
How much is fuel in Germany? Let’s check!
The average fuel prices in Germany are currently as follows:
- 95 gasoline 1.34 euro per liter
- gasoline 98 1.45 euro per liter
- diesel 1.04 euro per liter
- LPG 0.55 euro per liter
Check also what the motorways in Germany look like.
Food prices in stores in Germany
In Germany, meat and cold cuts are expensive, as well as vegetables, fruit and some types of cheese. Food is usually bought at large discount stores. The cheapest stores in Germany are: Netto, Aldi and Penny, while the slightly more expensive prices are: Kaufland, Kaiser and REWE. On the other hand, small shops scattered around the cities are much more expensive. Just like grocery shopping made at gas stations.
When it comes to bread, it is worth buying them in local bakeries, where, despite slightly higher prices, we can buy fresh and tasty pastries. How much is bread in Germany? Let’s find out!
Average prices of basic food products in Germany:
- bread roll 0.20 euro
- baguette 0.60 euro
- bread 1.40 euro for a loaf
- butter 1.90 euro per cube
- milk 0.75 euro per liter
- eggs 1.90 euro for 12
- a small fruit yoghurt 0.30 euro
- a small cottage cheese 0.40 euro
- processed cheese 2.20 euro
- yellow cheese 5 euro per kilo
- Sliced ham 0.95 euro per pack
- sliced salami 1.60 euro per pack
- sausage 17 euro per kilo
- chicken fillet 8 euro per kilogram
- minced meat 7 euro per kilogram
- beef 11 euro per kilogram
- pasta 2.30 euro for 0.5 kilogram
- rice 2.10 euro per kilogram
- fries 2 euro for 1 kilogram
- ground coffee 8 euro per kilo
- instant coffee 4.50 euro for 0.2 kilogram
- tea 1.20 euro per packet
- jam 1.10 euro for a jar
- chocolate 1.10 euro for a plate
- jelly beans 0.80 euro per package
- chips 160 euro for an average packet
Food prices in Germany below.
Average prices of vegetables and fruits in Germany:
- bell pepper 3 euro per kilo
- potatoes 1.20 euro per kilo
- carrots 1.80 euro per kilo
- tomatoes 2.30 euro
- cucumbers 1.30 euro per kilo
- lettuce 0.90 euro per head
- onion 1.30 euro per kilogram
- zucchini 1.60 euro per kilo
- sweet potatoes 3 euro per kilo
- mushrooms 6 euro per kilo
- pears 2.80 euro per kilogram
- apples 2.30 euro per kilogram
- oranges 2 euro per kilo
- bananas 1.60 euro per kilo
- blueberries 1 euro per 0.1 kilogram
- apricots 3 euro per kilo
- mango 1.50 euro each
- nectarines 3 euro per kilogram
- pineapple 3 euro apiece
- raspberries 1.50 euro for 0.1 kilogram
- cherries 4 euro per kilo
Average prices of drinks, alcohol and cigarettes in Germany:
- juice 1.50 euro per liter
- water 0.45 euro for 1.5 liters
- cola 1.60 euro for 2 liters
- vegetable juice 1.80 euro per liter
- energy drink 1.30 euro for 0.25 liters
- ice tea 1.30 euro for 1.5 liters
- wine 5 euro for a mid-range bottle
- local beer 0.80 euro for 0.5 liters
- imported beer 1.20 euro for 0.3 liters
- cider 1 euro for 0.5 liters
- vodka 10 euro for 0.7 liters
- rum 13 euro for 0.7 liters
- whiskey 14 euro for 0.7 liters
- gin 12 euro for 0.7 liters
- cigarettes 6.40 euro per packet
Dinner prices in restaurants in Germany
Meal prices in restaurants in Germany are not the lowest, but similar to other expenses in Europe, they are average. Restaurants located closer to the center or tourist attractions have higher prices, so if you want to save, it is better to move away from them.
Depending on the specific region of Germany or the city chosen, an inexpensive meal costs from 8 to 12 euro here. In slightly better restaurants, we will spend from 17 to 35 euro for a three-course dinner. The cheapest will be fast food, which will allow you to satisfy your hunger for as little as 3-5 euro, depending on what you order.
Average fast food prices in Germany:
- currywurst 3 euro (+ fries 4 euro)
- kebab from 3 to 5 euro
- cheeseburger 2.40 euro
- fast food set from 7 to 10 euro
Average meal prices in restaurants in Germany:
- breakfast from 4-6 euro upwards
- pancakes 6.50 euro
- soup from 5 euro
- a portion of dumplings 7 euro
- burger 10 euro
- dinner set with schnitzel 10 euro
- a portion of Chinese food (fried rice or noodles, vegetables and meat) 8 euro
- chicken + vegetables 9 euro
- pork chop + potatoes + vegetables 15 euro
If you’re already full, check out all the sights and attractions in Munich.
Average prices in cafes and bars in Germany:
- pancakes from 4 euro
- fruit 6 euro for portions
- ice cream dessert 4.50 euro
- coffee 1.90 euro
- cappuccino 2.80 euro
- latte 3.50 euro
- water 2 euro for 0.33 liters
- cola 2.40 euro 0.33 liters
- local beer 3.50 euro for 0.5 liters
- imported beer 3.50 euro for 0.33 liters
- wine 5.50 euro for a glass
- simple drink 7 euro
Check also the attractions of Hamburg.
Prices of souvenirs and goods that are worth bringing from Germany
- Fritzkola 0.90 euro for 0.33 liters
- Eierlikor (egg liqueur) from 4 euro for 0.7 liters
- Apfelschorle (apple spritzer) from 1 euro per liter
- chocolate from 1 euro
- jellies from 0.80 euro
- face cream of a good German brand from 22 euro
- German sausages from 7 euro per kilo
Prices of attractions for tourists in Germany
- LEGOLAND – Discovery Center Berlin 19.50 euro
- Berlin Natural History Museum 8 euro
- zoo in Berlin 16 euro
- Aquarium Berlin 16 euro
- visiting the Borussia Dortmund stadium 15 euro
- BMW Museum in Munich 10 euro
- Beethoven’s house in Bonn 10 euro
- Munich Residence Museum 7 euro
- The International Maritime Museum in Hamburg 15 euro
- Chocolate Museum in Cologne 13.50 euro
- Miniatur Wunderland Park in Hamburg 20 euro
- Bonn Mathematics Museum 3 euro
- Cologne Cathedral 6 euro
- Hohenschwangau 18 euro
- Neuschwanstein, 13 euro
- Tower in the church of St. Michael in Hamburg 6 euro
Speaking of attractions, check out the sights and attractions of Berlin.
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