A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Addis Ababa vs. Munich for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Addis Ababa or Munich?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Addis Ababa or Munich, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Addis Ababa or Munich?

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and also the nation's largest when ranked by its population of over three million. There are also more than 120 international missions and embassies in Addis Ababa, making the city a hub for international diplomacy concerning Africa. Other draws include its thriving marketplaces, spicy food, and rich coffee.

Munich

Munich is the capital city of Bavaria and a top travel destination within Germany. It has stunning architecture and a cultural scene that rivals Berlin. It has some of the country's top museums, festivals, and concerts. Munich is most famous for its Oktoberfest, which is easily the busiest time of year in the city. The architecture is what surprises most travelers. It's quite impressive and truly adds to the character of the city. Although much of Munich was destroyed during World War II, the city has successfully rebuilt most of the buildings in their previous style. Much of the city remains as it was in the 1800s. There are two major research universities in Munich, helping to make it a center for engineering, business, and the sciences.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Germany, and The Best Walking Tours in Germany.


Which place is cheaper, Munich or Addis Ababa?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Addis Ababa is $67, while the average daily cost in Munich is $159. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Addis Ababa and Munich in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Addis Ababa $43
    Munich $96
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Addis Ababa $86
    Munich $192
Compare Hotels in Addis Ababa and Munich

Looking for a hotel in Addis Ababa or Munich? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Addis Ababa


Hotels in Munich


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Addis Ababa Hotel Prices and Munich Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Addis Ababa $7.76
    Munich $20
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Addis Ababa

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Addis Ababa are as follows:


  • Short Taxi Ride
    $0.52

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Addis Ababa

Also for Addis Ababa, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • 4 Hours Addis Airport Transfer with Ethiopian Cultural Tour: $299
  • Addis Ababa Airport in/out transfer: $49
  • Addis Ababa Private Airport-Hotel Transfer: $82
  • Addis Shuttles: On-Time & Reliable, Airport Transfers: $19
  • City/Airport Transfer in Addis Ababa - Shuttles: $22
  • City/Airport Transfers-Addis Ababa: $26
  • Lalibela Full Day Tour with Guide and Transfer: $130
  • Private Transfer from Bole Airport Addis Ababa (ADD) to Addis Ababa: $110

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Munich

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Munich:


  • Single Zone Trip on Subway
    $2.47
  • Inner District Subway Day Pass
    $5.59
  • City transport day ticket
    $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Munich

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Munich:

  • Private transfer from Munich to Vienna: $940
  • Private transfer from Munich to Prague: $713
  • Private Car from Munich to Prague: Transfer with 2h Sightseeing: $289
  • Private Transfer from Munich to Prague with 2h of Sightseeing with Local Driver: $283
  • Private Scenic Transfer from Munich to Salzburg with 4h of Sightseeing: $276
  • Private Transfer > Munich to Prague with 3h Stop in Karlovy Vary: $276
  • Private Transfer Munich to Nuremberg with 4 hours Sightseeing: $272
  • Salzburg to Munich Transfer: $270
  • Private Transfer from Munich to Nuremberg with 2 hours for sightseeing: $266
  • Munich to Prague - Private Door-to-Door Transfer, Local English-speaking Driver: $266
  • Transfer Munich to Kaprun,Zell am See,Flachau,Stubai,Kitzbuhel,Innsbruck & Other: $263
  • Private Transfer from Munich to Passau, 2 Hour Stop in Dachau: $261

Is it cheaper to fly into Addis Ababa or Munich?

Prices for flights to both Munich and Addis Ababa change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Addis Ababa $17
    Munich $29
Typical Food Prices in Addis Ababa

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Addis Ababa:


  • Slice of Cake
    $0.12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Addis Ababa

For Addis Ababa, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour Addis Ababa: $62
  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $75
  • Ethiopian cooking class: $86
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa tastever with lunch: $108
  • Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa: $116
  • Private Ethiopian Home Cooking Class in Addis Ababa with Transfer: $124
  • Food Tour & cooking Authentic Flavours Of Ethiopia: $150
  • Half Day + Dinner Addis Ababa City Tour: $150
  • Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis with transfers: $154
  • Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa: $168
  • Cooking Class and City Tour in Addis Ababa: $193
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: $242

Typical Food Prices in Munich

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Munich:


  • Bratwurst
    $5.38
  • Leberkässemmeln (Veal & Pork Sandwich)
    $2.10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Munich

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Munich.

  • Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • Hard Rock Cafe Munich with Set Lunch or Dinner : $30
  • Viktualienmarkt Gourmet Food Tour: $46
  • 3-Hour Food Tour Through Haidhausen in GERMAN: $49
  • Private Salzburg History & Food Tour with Munich train add-on: $56
  • Beer and Food Tour with Dinner & Oktoberfest Museum: $67
  • Food Tour Beer- 3 small beers & "Brotzeit" in GERMAN: $80
  • 6 gears dinner show menu: $100
  • Original Munich Christmas Market Food Tour - all tastings included: $139
  • Lunch Like a Local: Munich's ORIGINAL Viktualienmarkt Food Tour: $143
  • Private Full Day Bavarian Beer and Food Tour in Munich: $213
  • Munich Food Tour & Food Market with German Delicacies: $265

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Addis Ababa $8.01
    Munich $31

Tours and Activities in Addis Ababa

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Addis Ababa.

  • Addis Ababa city tour.: $49
  • Hidden treasures of Addis Ababa - full day city tour: $52
  • Addis Ababa Tour: $53
  • Addis Ababa City - Half Day Tour: $55
  • Addis Ababa highlight city tour: $56
  • Guided City Tour: $59
  • Addis Ababa city Tour: $60
  • Half Day City Tour of Addis Ababa : $60
  • Addis Ababa highlights of the city tour: $62
  • Guided City Tour / Addis Ababa Guided City Tour: $63
  • Addis Ababa Guided City Tours: $63
  • A guided tour of Addis Abeba that includes a city viewpoint: $65

Typical Entertainment Prices in Munich

Here are a few typical costs in Munich for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Schack Gallery Entrance
    $4.30
  • Munich Zoo Entrance
    $9.68
  • Pub Crawl Munich Tour
    $15
  • Neuschwanstein Castle (2)
    $26

Tours and Activities in Munich

Here are a few actual costs in Munich for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Access A tour for blind and partially sighted people: $100
  • 2 Hours VIP Private Segway Tour: $92
  • 2-hour Private Walking Tour in Munich: $218
  • 2-hour city tour by bike in Munich to the hotspots of the Isar metropolis: $40
  • 5 Top Churches in Munich Private Walking Tour : $214
  • 5 Top Churches in Munich Private Walking Tour : $214
  • A delicacy tour through Munich's old town: $43
  • Albert Einstein Private Walking Tour in Old Town Munich: $204
  • Albert Einstein Private Walking Tour in Old Town Munich: $210
  • Andechs Monastery Beer Hike Food Experience Private Tour (departs Munich): $211
  • Art & Heritage: Private Walking Tour of Bavarian National Museum: $205
  • Art & Heritage: Walking Tour of Bavarian National Museum: $399

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Addis Ababa $6.62
    Munich $39

Sample the Local Flavors in Addis Ababa

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Addis Ababa:

  • Pub-crawl Tour ( locally crafted beer and wine tasting ): $58
  • Night Tour Addis Ababa beer and wine tasting: $65
  • Pub crawl Addis Ababa: $69

Typical Alcohol Prices in Munich

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Munich:


  • Hofbrauhaus
    $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Munich

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Munich:

  • Exclusive Brewery Tour & Tasting of 4 Organic Beers: $29
  • Munich's Original Pub Crawl: $31
  • English Guided Brewery Tour in Munich beertasting 4 beers: $38
  • Beer and Brewery Tour in Munich: $48
  • Cheese & Wine tasting: $96
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour in Munich with a Wine Expert: $291
  • Bachelor(ette) Party with Pub Crawl: $405
  • Bachelor(ette) Party with Pub Crawl: $405


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Addis Ababa and Munich, we can see that Munich is more expensive. And not only is Addis Ababa much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Addis Ababa is in Africa and Munich is in Europe, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Addis Ababa would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Addis Ababa and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Munich would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Munich than you might in Addis Ababa.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Addis Ababa Expensive? and Is Munich Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Addis Ababa or Munich?

Addis Ababa has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Munich. When comparing the sizes of Addis Ababa and Munich, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.