A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Berlin vs. Brasilia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Berlin or Brasilia?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Berlin or Brasilia, 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: Berlin or Brasilia?


Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany. As such, travelers can expect typical European prices for everything from hotels to food to sights and attractions. While it's possible to experience this city on a cheaper budget, don't expect to get much without paying a decent amount.

With a population of about 4.5 million, Berlin is a very international city that is well known for its high level of tolerance, an eclectic nightlife, an artistic vibe and many historical sights. There are museums, palaces and landmarks spread throughout the city. Despite having a significant amount of damage during the last few years of World War II, Berlin has been rebuilt with an interesting diversity of architecture styles. This is particularly true after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Architecture in the city represents many different historical periods ranging from medieval buildings through modern, glass structures.


The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia is a uniquely-planned city that was constructed in four years from 1956-1960 in the shape of a large bird or airplane. Renowned for its modern architecture, the city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Germany, The Best Cultural Tours in Germany, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Brazil, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Brazil.

Which place is cheaper, Brasilia or Berlin?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Berlin is €137, while the average daily cost in Brasilia is €74. 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 Berlin and Brasilia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Berlin 64
    Brasilia 31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Berlin 128
    Brasilia 62
Compare Hotels in Berlin and Brasilia

Looking for a hotel in Berlin or Brasilia? 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 Berlin

Hotels in Brasilia

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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: Berlin Hotel Prices and Brasilia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Berlin 18
    Brasilia 20
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Berlin

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Berlin:

  • Short Trip Metro Ticket
  • Bahn Ticket
  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Berlin

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

  • Private Transfer from Berlin to Dresden with 2 Hours of Sightseeing: $245
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Berlin Airport BER to Berlin City by Luxury Van: $141
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Berlin Airport BER to Berlin City in Business Car: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Brandenburg Airport BER to Berlin in Luxury Car: $141
  • Arrival Transfer from Berlin Train Station to Berlin by Sedan: $72
  • Arrival Transfer: Berlin Airport BER to Berlin in Business Car: $108
  • Arrival Transfer: Berlin Airport BER to Berlin in Luxury Van: $119
  • Berlin Airport (BER) to Berlin - Arrival Private Transfer: $32
  • Berlin Airport (BER) to Berlin - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $63
  • Berlin Airport (SXF) to Berlin - Arrival Private Transfer : $32
  • Berlin Airport Arrival Transfer to Potsdam Hotels: $174
  • Berlin Airporttransfer, Driver, Chauffeur, Limousinenservice: $107

Is it cheaper to fly into Berlin or Brasilia?

Prices for flights to both Brasilia and Berlin 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 Meals for one day
    Berlin 52
    Brasilia 29
Typical Food Prices in Berlin

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

  • Sandwich and Coffee To Go
  • Turkish Sandwich
  • Currywurst
  • 2 Pho Noodles
  • Restaurant Dinner and Beers (for 2)
  • Mauer Park (2)
  • Coffees at Impala

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Berlin

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

  • English Stand-Up Comedy with Pizza and Shots: $19
  • Berlin Georgian Food Tour: $21
  • Hard Rock Cafe Berlin with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • English Comedy Showcase Including Pizza in Berlin Mitte: $28
  • Kreuzberg kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $48
  • Berlin Mitte kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $48
  • Berlin Food Tour by Bike: $55
  • Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings: $62
  • Evening Yacht Cruise with Aperitif & Optional Dinner: $63
  • Evening Food Tour by Bike: $70
  • Dinner Cruise on the Spree with Prosecco: $79
  • Berlin 3-Course Dinner Cruise: $81

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Berlin 22
    Brasilia 17
Typical Entertainment Prices in Berlin

For Berlin, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Berlin Zoo (2)

Tours and Activities in Berlin

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

  • Selfguided Audiotour "Center of Power": $3.20
  • Selfguided Audiotour "Old Berlin": $3.20
  • Rude Bastards Tour of Berlin: $3.21
  • Third Reich and Holocaust Self Guided Audio Tour: $3.21
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Rude Bastards tour of Medieval Berlin: $3.21
  • Berlin Walking Tour: $3.28
  • Rude Bastards tour of Berlin (CYHIT): $3.28
  • Berlin tour - Free offer - in Italian: $3.75
  • Museum Island Self Guided Audio Tour: $3.75
  • Escape Game and Tour: $3.75
  • Berlin Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $4.28

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • Brasilia Tour: $43

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Berlin 16
    Brasilia 13
Typical Alcohol Prices in Berlin

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Berlin from other travelers:

  • Drinks at a Show

Sample the Local Flavors in Berlin

Also in Berlin, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • VIP Pub Crawl with Drinks and Challenges: $16
  • brewery tour with beer tasting: $19
  • Bar Crawl with Shots and Club Entry: $20
  • Berlin Pub Crawl: $20
  • Vagabund Brauerei Beer Tasting & Guided Brewery Tour: $24
  • Pub Crawl with Skip-the-Line Club Entry: $24
  • Showgirls of Burlesque Entry Ticket: $59
  • The Showgirls of Burlesque: $60
  • Berlin:sunset boat trip with Argentine wine tasting and food: $214
  • German Wine Tasting Tour at the Best Wine Bars in Berlin: $250
  • Private Pub Crawl Berlin With VIP Entry: $385
  • Bachelor(ette) Party with Pub Crawl: $401

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Berlin and Brasilia, we can see that Berlin is more expensive. And not only is Brasilia much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Berlin is in Europe and Brasilia is in South America, 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 Brasilia would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Brasilia 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 Berlin would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Berlin than you might in Brasilia.

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

Which is Bigger, Berlin or Brasilia?

Berlin has a larger population, and is about 55% larger than the population of Brasilia. When comparing the sizes of Berlin and Brasilia, 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.