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

Should you visit Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Berlin

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.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, federal capital of Argentina, also known as "The City of Tango", is best known for its energetic and unpredictable character. Like a restless child, Buenos Aires is a dynamic and modern city full of surprises. While its French-style palaces, rooftop restaurants, wide avenues and green plazas resemble European-style architecture, Buenos Aires preserves its musical, literary and culinary traditions. You can't miss dining in front of a Tango show, walking around the colourful streets of La Boca and visiting the renowned Recoleta Cemetery, designed by Argentina's most important architects and home to hundreds of illustrious corpses.

Which place is cheaper, Buenos Aires, Argentina 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina is €9.88. 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Berlin 64
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 3.97
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Berlin 128
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 7.94
Compare Hotels in Berlin and Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hotels in Berlin


Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Berlin 18
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 1.52
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Berlin

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


  • Short Trip Metro Ticket
    1.40
  • Bahn Ticket
    3.00
  • Short Taxi Ride
    20

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: $247
  • Airport Transfer Berlin for max 8 persons: $221
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Berlin Airport BER to Berlin City by Luxury Van: $143
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Berlin Airport BER to Berlin City in Business Car: $135
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Brandenburg Airport BER to Berlin in Luxury Car: $143
  • Arrival Transfer from Berlin Train Station to Berlin by Sedan: $73
  • Arrival Transfer: Berlin Airport BER to Berlin in Luxury Van: $114
  • Berlin Airport (BER) to Berlin - Arrival Private Transfer: $32
  • Berlin Airport (BER) to Berlin - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $64
  • Berlin Airport (SXF) to Berlin - Arrival Private Transfer : $32
  • Berlin Airport (SXF) to Berlin - Round-Trip Private Transfer : $64
  • Berlin Airport Arrival Transfer to Potsdam Hotels: $175

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina:


  • Taxi from Airport
    0.13
  • Local Bus
    0.00
  • Metro Ride
    0.00
  • Taxi to airport
    0.03
  • Taxi
    0.09

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

  • Buenos Aires City Tour and Airport Transfer Combo: $297
  • Transfer from Ezeiza Airport to Buenos Aires City - ROUND TRIP: $265
  • Skip the Line: Rojo Tango Show Ticket including Private Transfers: $260
  • Shore Excursion: Rojo Tango Show Including Private Transfers: $260
  • Rojo Tango Show with private transfers in Buenos Aires: $259
  • Ministro Pistarini Airport to Colón Roundtrip Transfer: $254
  • Private City Tour & Transfer to the International Airport: $250
  • Ministro Pistarini Airport to Gualeguaychú Round Trip Transfer: $243
  • Rojo Tango Show Ticket with Private Transfers From Port & Hotels in Buenos Aires: $215
  • LOCAL AIRPORT TRANSFER (AEP) ROUND TRIP with english speaking driver: $200
  • Transfer from EZEIZA or AEP Airport + Private City Tour: $200
  • Private Transfer: Round trip transfer from/to EZE International Airport: $190

Is it cheaper to fly into Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Prices for flights to both Buenos Aires, Argentina 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Berlin 52
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 3.12
Typical Food Prices in Berlin

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


  • Sandwich and Coffee To Go
    5.00
  • Turkish Sandwich
    2.00
  • Currywurst
    2.00
  • 2 Pho Noodles
    9.00
  • Restaurant Dinner and Beers (for 2)
    60
  • Mauer Park (2)
    11
  • Coffees at Impala
    7.80

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Berlin

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

  • English Comedy Ticket including Pizza in Berlin Mitte: $18
  • English Stand-Up Comedy with Pizza and Shots: $19
  • Hard Rock Cafe Berlin with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • English Comedy Showcase Including Pizza in Berlin Mitte: $29
  • Hard Rock Cafe Berlin With Set Lunch or Dinner : $34
  • Berlin Mitte kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $49
  • Kreuzberg kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $49
  • Berlin : No Diet Club Food Tour - Street Food Paradise: $60
  • Evening Yacht Cruise with Aperitif & Optional Dinner: $64
  • Dinner Cruise on the Spree with Prosecco: $69
  • Evening Food Tour by Bike: $70
  • Evening Berlin Food Tour by Bike: $72

Typical Food Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Buenos Aires, Argentina:


  • Lunch
    0.02
  • Cup of Coffee
    0.01
  • Empandas
    0.02
  • Espresso
    0.01
  • Dinner (Pizza)
    0.01
  • Ice Cream
    0.01
  • Breakfast at Airport
    0.04
  • Dinner (Sandwiches)
    0.01
  • Sweets
    0.01
  • Hot Dog
    0.01
  • Breakfast (Take-Away)
    0.01
  • Lunch for 2
    0.16
  • Cake and Coffee
    0.51
  • Dinner
    1.81
  • Powerade
    0.11
  • Lunch
    0.80
  • Dinner
    1.17
  • Chocolate
    2.99

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Argentinean Empanadas cooking (Virtual Live experience): $12
  • Private tour Argentinian Flavours food tours on foot : $34
  • Small-Group Empanadas Cooking Class: $35
  • Tango Porteño Show in Buenos Aires (with optional dinner): $35
  • 3-Hour Buenos Aires Empanadas and Alfajores Guided Cooking Class: $35
  • Tango Show and Optional Dinner at Esquina Homero Manzi: $37
  • Premium Empanadas Cooking Class in Buenos Aires: $37
  • Esquina Homero Manzi Tango Show Ticket Including Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Empanadas and Alfajores Cooking Experience in Buenos Aires: $39
  • Argentinian grilled pizza class in boutique hotel in Palermo: $40
  • Argentine Empanadas Private Virtual Cooking Class: $40
  • Private Walking Tour & Argentinian pizzas Tasting: $41

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Berlin 22
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 3.21
Typical Entertainment Prices in Berlin

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


  • Berlin Zoo (2)
    20

Tours and Activities in Berlin

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

  • Small Group Walking Tour: $1.26
  • Rude Bastards Tour of Berlin: $3.25
  • Third Reich and Holocaust Self Guided Audio Tour: $3.25
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.25
  • Private Audio Guided Walking Tour in Berlin: $3.30
  • Rude Bastards tour of Berlin (CYHIT): $3.31
  • Berlin Walking Tour: $3.31
  • Berlin Alternative Street Art Tour: $3.31
  • Berlin In A Nutshell: Introductory Group Walking Tour: $3.31
  • Tour di Berlino - Offerta libera - in italiano: $3.79
  • Museum Island Self Guided Audio Tour: $3.79
  • Escape Game and Tour: $3.79

Typical Entertainment Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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


  • Entry to Japanese Gardens (for 2)
    0.04
  • Movie Ticket
    0.02
  • Tango Class
    0.03
  • Bar entrance
    0.56

Tours and Activities in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

  • Experience the Night of Buenos Aires with electric bikes: $59
  • Premium Buenos Aires by Night Small-Group City Tour: $67
  • Small Group Walking Tour: Urban Art Palermo: $50
  • Small group Yerba Mate Experience with snacks: $35
  • 100% Gaucho Experience in a Traditional Estancia: $243
  • 2 Hours Football and Street Art Walking Tour in Buenos Aires : $30
  • 2 hrs. Walking Tour in San Telmo & Market : $10
  • 3 Hours Football Murals Tour in Buenos Aires: $77
  • 3 hours Private La Boca Street Art Walking Tour: $127
  • 3-Hour Bike Tour Getting to Know the Best of Buenos Aires: $35
  • 3-Hour Private Street Art Tour in La Boca and Barraca: $45
  • 3-Hour Tour in Buenos Aires Parisian: $45

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Berlin 16
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 1.73
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
    14

Sample the Local Flavors in Berlin

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

  • brewery tour with beer tasting: $19
  • Guided Brewery Tour and Craft Beer Tasting: $19
  • Original One80 Berlin Pub Crawl: $20
  • Vagabund Brauerei Beer Tasting & Guided Brewery Tour: $24
  • Pub Crawl with Skip-the-Line Club Entry: $24
  • Berlin Pub Crawl and Nightlife Clubbing tour: $33
  • Showgirls of Burlesque Entry Ticket: $70
  • The Showgirls of Burlesque: $72
  • German Wine Tasting Tour at the Best Wine Bars in Berlin: $253
  • German Wine Tasting Tour at the Best Wine Bars in Berlin: $258
  • Private Pub Crawl Tour: $406
  • Berlin Tour by Car, Meal at Reichstag, Choc & Wine Tasting: $669

Typical Alcohol Prices in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Buenos Aires, Argentina from other travelers:


  • Beer
    0.01
  • Beer (0.66L)
    0.02
  • Cocktail
    0.03
  • Alcohol
    0.64

Sample the Local Flavors in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

  • Wine tasting at the Barolo Palace: $35
  • Wine Tasting in Palermo, City of Buenos Aires.: $38
  • Wine Tasting of Argentina's Most Classic and Popular Wines: $42
  • Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires with Tapas: $45
  • Unique Wine Tasting in a Boutique Hotel : $45
  • Tango Lesson and Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires, Argentina: $48
  • Buenos Aires Small-Group Wine Tasting: $55
  • Wine Tasting Sessions: $58
  • Wine Tasting Boutique in Buenos Aires: $62
  • Buenos Aires Wine Tasting Tour: $65
  • Argentinian Private Premium Wine Tasting Live+Guided Walking tour: $66
  • Argentine Experience: Immersive 6 Course Menu + Wine Tasting : $69


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Berlin and Buenos Aires, Argentina, we can see that Berlin is more expensive. And not only is Buenos Aires, Argentina much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Berlin is in Europe and Buenos Aires, Argentina 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Buenos Aires, Argentina 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 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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


Which is Bigger, Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Buenos Aires, Argentina has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Berlin. When comparing the sizes of Berlin and Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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.


When is the best time to visit Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina?

Even though both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, they experience these seasons at different times of the year. Buenos Aires, Argentina is in the southern hemisphere and summer is in January and winter is in July, but Berlin has summer in [NORTHERNSUMMERMONTH] and winter in [NORTHERNWINTERMONTH].

Should I visit Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Berlin as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. The city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Berlin this time of year.

Berlin is cooler than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the summer. The daily temperature in Berlin averages around 19°C (66°F) in July, and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 25°C (77°F)in January.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Berlin this time of the year. In the summer, Berlin often gets less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentinain January. Berlin gets 227 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 279 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Berlin usually gets less rain in July than Buenos Aires, Argentinain January. Berlin gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 118 mm (4.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Berlin 19°C (66°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Autumn?

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Berlin are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Berlin for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the music scene.

In the autumn, Berlin is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Berlin in October average around 10°C (50°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina averages at about 18°C (65°F)in April.

It's quite sunny in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Berlin usually receives less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during autumn. Berlin gets 106 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 220 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In October, Berlin usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain April. Berlin gets 35 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Berlin 10°C (50°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (65°F)

Should I visit Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Winter?

Both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Berlin during the winter are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Berlin in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Berlin can get quite cold in the winter. In January, Berlin is generally much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Daily temperatures in Berlin average around -0°C (31°F), and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

In the winter, Berlin often gets less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Berlin gets 42 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 143 hours of full sun.

Berlin usually gets less rain in January than Buenos Aires, Argentinain July. Berlin gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 68 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Berlin -0°C (31°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Berlin or Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Berlin and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Most visitors come to Berlin for the activities around the city during these months.

Berlin is much colder than Buenos Aires, Argentina in the spring. The daily temperature in Berlin averages around 9°C (47°F) in April, and Buenos Aires, Argentina fluctuates around 18°C (64°F)in October.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Buenos Aires, Argentina this time of the year. Berlin usually receives less sunshine than Buenos Aires, Argentina during spring. Berlin gets 160 hours of sunny skies, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 227 hours of full sun in the spring.

Buenos Aires, Argentina receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Berlin usually receives less rain than Buenos Aires, Argentinain October. Berlin gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Buenos Aires, Argentina receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Berlin 9°C (47°F) 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 18°C (64°F)

Typical Weather for Buenos Aires, Argentina and Berlin

Berlin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -0°C (31°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Feb 1°C (33°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 24°C (75°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 4°C (40°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 22°C (71°F) 142 mm (5.6 in)
Apr 9°C (47°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (65°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 52 mm (2 in) 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Jun 17°C (63°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 12°C (53°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 12°C (53°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 15°C (59°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 10°C (50°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
Nov 5°C (41°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 21°C (69°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Dec 2°C (35°F) 51 mm (2 in) 23°C (74°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)