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

Should you visit Berlin or La Paz?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Berlin or La Paz, 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 La Paz?

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.

La Paz

La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia, has a breathtaking setting. The city is the highest national capital in the world, with an altitude ranging from about 4,058 m (13,313 ft) above sea level in El Alto, where the airport is located, to 3,100 m (10,170 ft) in the lower residential area. The dynamic and chaotic city was built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River. La Paz is now a fusion of architectural styles, cultures and beliefs, welcoming everyday new boutique hotels, modern shops, delicious restaurants and reinventing standing establishments. However, generally speaking, Bolivia remains more a backpacker hit than a mainstream tourist destination.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Germany, The Best Cultural Tours in Germany, The Best Luxury Tours to Bolivia, and The Best Budget Tours to Bolivia.


Which place is cheaper, La Paz 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 La Paz is €41. 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 La Paz in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Berlin 64
    La Paz 15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Berlin 128
    La Paz 30
Compare Hotels in Berlin and La Paz

Looking for a hotel in Berlin or La Paz? 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 La Paz


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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 La Paz Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Berlin 18
    La Paz 8.71
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:

  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Berlin APT-HTL (SXF): $300
  • Skip-the-line Charlottenburg Palace Private Tour & Transfers: $209
  • Round Trip Private Transfer Berlin Brandenburg BER to Berlin City by Luxury Van: $270
  • Round Trip Private Transfer Berlin Brandenburg BER to Berlin City by Luxury Car: $270
  • Round Trip Private Transfer Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Berlin by Business Car: $259
  • Private Transfer: Brandenburg Airport BER to Berlin in Sedan Car: $108
  • Private Transfer: Brandenburg Airport BER to Berlin in Luxury Van: $119
  • Private Transfer: Brandenburg Airport BER to Berlin in Luxury Car: $119
  • Private Transfer: Berlin to Brandenburg Airport BER in Luxury Van: $119
  • Private Transfer from Brandenburg Airport to Berlin City Center: $70
  • Private Transfer from Berlin to Prague, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $246
  • Private Transfer from Berlin to Prague with 2h of Sightseeing: $290

Typical Local Transportation Prices in La Paz

Some typical examples of transportation costs in La Paz are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    0.53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in La Paz

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

  • Private Transfer from La Paz to Uyuni.: $295
  • Private Transfer from Airport to your Hotel in La Paz City : $77
  • Private Transfer From Hotel to Airport in La Paz City : $68
  • Private Transfer From Bus Station to Hotel in La Paz City : $68
  • Private Transfer From your Hotel to Bus Station in La Paz City : $68
  • Roundtrip Transfer Private Minivan La Paz Airport (LPB) - La Paz City: $55
  • Private Transfer from Airport to your Hotel in La Paz City : $54
  • Private Transfer From Bus Station to your Hotel in La Paz City : $54
  • Private Transfer from your Hotel to Airport in La Paz City : $54
  • Airport Transfer In_night: $47
  • Roundtrip Transfer Private Vehicle La Paz Airport (LPB) - La Paz City: $43
  • Private Departure Transfer: La Paz Hotels to El Alto International Airport: $37

Is it cheaper to fly into Berlin or La Paz?

Prices for flights to both La Paz 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
    La Paz 15
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 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
  • Berlin 3-Course Dinner Cruise: $81
  • Berlin Food Walking Tour With Secret Food Tours: $104
  • Siciliamo - True Sicilian Cooking Workshops: $122
  • Berlin 4-Course Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Drinks : $130
  • Berlin Evening Food Tour: $163
  • East Berlin Food Tour with a Local: A Feast for Foodies 100% Personalized: $165
  • Berlin Private Walking Food Tour With Locals: the 10 Tastings : $172
  • The 10 Tastings of Berlin Kreuzberg Private Food Tour With Locals: $177

Typical Food Prices in La Paz

For La Paz, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Fruit
    0.67

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in La Paz

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

  • Bolivian Cooking Class: $30
  • La Paz Food Tour + Cable Car Cultural City tour: $65

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Berlin 22
    La Paz 15
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.

  • E-scooter Sightseeing Tours in Berlin: $66
  • Private Certificated Berlin Tour Guides-Groups up to 15 Persons : $219
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour from Berlin: $32
  • 1-hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise Through Historic City Center: $31
  • 2 Hour Berlin Small Group Segway Tour: $77
  • 3-Hour Bike Tour of Tiergarten and Berlin's Hidden Places: $35
  • 3-Hour Private Berlin Bike Tour: Vibes of Berlin: $185
  • 3.5-Hour Guided Original Craft Beer Tour in Berlin: $99
  • 4 Hours 2 Person Highlights Berlin Rickshaw Tour with Guide : $208
  • 90s Forever Show Hits and Acrobatics with variety ticket: $95
  • A Taste of Craft Beer Private Tour: $154
  • Alternative Berlin Bike Tour - Off the Beaten Tracks in Small Groups: $40

Tours and Activities in La Paz

For La Paz, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • From Private Tour to Tiwanaku Ruins and Puma Punku.: $173
  • La Paz, City Tour and Valley of the Moon - Half day: $268
  • 2-Day Private Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Tour from La Paz: $520
  • 2-day Private Guided Tour in Uyuni and La Paz: $240
  • 3 Day Death Road + Uyuni Salt Flats Tour From La Paz City: $280
  • Bicycle Tour on Death Road: $77
  • Bike Tour to the Death Road: $85
  • Chacaltaya 5,435m & Valle De Luna. 2 For 1 Special Tour.: $30
  • Cholet Tour - Andean Architecture and Culture - El Alto: $26
  • City Tour plus Cable Car La Paz: $10
  • City Tour with Drone!: $204
  • City Walking Tour in La Paz: $8.00

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Berlin 16
    La Paz 9.87
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:

  • Berlin Pub Crawl: $20
  • The Showgirls of Burlesque: $60

Sample the Local Flavors in La Paz

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in La Paz:

  • Cultural Pub Crawl La Paz Nightlife Tour : $50


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

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


Which is Bigger, Berlin or La Paz?

Berlin has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of La Paz. When comparing the sizes of Berlin and La Paz, 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.