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

Should you visit Berlin or Santiago?

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

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


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.


Santiago is the capital city of Chile. It is centrally located in the long and narrow country, making it a good jumping off point to explore everywhere else. It's convenient location means that you can go skiing in the Andes one day, and hang out at the beach the next.

Santiago has a cool semi-arid climate that is similar to Mediterranean climates. The summers, which are between November and March, are warm and dry. The temperatures climb to around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters, between June and August, are humid with cold mornings. The daily highs are around 55 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows stay a few degrees above freezing. Rain is more common in the winter months and the dry season is between December and March.

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 Chile, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Chile.

Which place is cheaper, Santiago 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 Santiago is €132. 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 Santiago in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Berlin 64
    Santiago 103
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Berlin 128
    Santiago 206
Compare Hotels in Berlin and Santiago

Looking for a hotel in Berlin or Santiago? 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 Santiago

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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 Santiago Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Berlin 18
    Santiago 5.07
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:

  • Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) to Berlin - Arrival Private Transfer : $25
  • Berlin Airport (BER) to Berlin - Arrival Private Transfer: $31
  • Berlin Airport (SXF) to Berlin - Arrival Private Transfer : $31
  • Berlin Private Transfer to and from Berlin Brandenburg Airport: $44
  • Private Transfer from Berlin Airport to Hotels in Berlin: $46
  • Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) to Berlin Round-Trip Private Transfer: $50
  • Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Transfer: $52
  • Private One way Airport Transfer Berlin To Berlin Airport: $58
  • Milan: Transfer from/to Hotel - Airport: $64
  • Private Transfer from Brandenburg Airport to Berlin City Center: $70
  • Arrival Transfer from Berlin Train Station to Berlin by Sedan: $72
  • Berlin City Departure Private Transfer to Berlin Train Station in Luxury Van: $78

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Santiago

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

  • Metro Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Santiago

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Santiago:

  • Private Scenic Transfer to Mendoza.: $539
  • Visit Montes Winery (7th World Best Wine) & Transfer to Hotel: $300
  • Private Transfer from Santiago or Santiago Airport to Colchagua or Santa Cruz: $300
  • Pick up Santiago Visit Haras de Pirque Winery & Transfer Hotel: $300
  • Private Transfer from Arturo Merino Benítez (SCL) Airport to Valparaíso: $272
  • Private Transfer From Santiago airport to San Antonio Pier or Valparaiso Pier : $251
  • Transfer Santiago to Cruise Port in Valparaiso or San Antonio: $250
  • Private Transfer from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso,Viña del Mar or San Antonio: $250
  • Private Transfer from Arturo Merino Benítez (SCL) Airport to San Antonio: $236
  • City Tour with Lunch and Hotel Transfers: $234
  • Santiago Private Transfer: Santiago Airport to San Antonio Cruise Port : $216
  • Transfer Santiago - Viña del Mar: $210

Is it cheaper to fly into Berlin or Santiago?

Prices for flights to both Santiago 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
    Santiago 12
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
  • Hard Rock Cafe Berlin with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • English Comedy Showcase Including Pizza in Berlin Mitte: $28
  • Hard Rock Cafe Berlin With Set Lunch or Dinner : $34
  • Berlin Mitte kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $48
  • No Diet Club - Street Food Tour with many Tastings !: $59
  • Evening Yacht Cruise with Aperitif & Optional Dinner: $63
  • Sicilian Cooking Workshop with unlimited drinks: $69
  • Evening Food Tour by Bike: $69
  • Berlin Food Tour by Bike: $71
  • Sharing plate food tour in Berlin: $76
  • Dinner Cruise on the Spree with Prosecco: $79

Typical Food Prices in Santiago

Some typical examples of dining costs in Santiago are as follows:

  • Empanada
  • Hamburger
  • Dinner

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Santiago

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

  • Sunset Winery Tour with Wine Tastings and Dinner: $45
  • Sunset at Alyan Family Wines Winery with Dinner: $92
  • Traditional Dinner Show in Santiago: $107
  • Dinner Show in Bali Hai: $109
  • Small-Group Tour: Night City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill and Dinner Show: $116
  • Private Market Tour and Traditional Chilean Cooking Class in a Local Home: $117
  • Small-Group Night City Tour: San Cristobal Hill and Dinner Show: $120
  • San Cristobal Hill Night Tour with Dinner Show: $129
  • Private Tour: Santiago at Night with Dinner and Show: $131
  • Private Night City Tour with San Cristobal Hill And Dinner Show: $131
  • 4-Hour Private Night Tour with Dinner and Show: $150
  • Private Dinner and Show with Transfers: $158

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Berlin 22
    Santiago 44
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.

  • Self-Guided Photo Tour with Digital hybrid Photobook: $1.07
  • Berlin Alternative Street Art Tour: $2.61
  • Berlin Walking Tour: $2.61
  • Selfguided Audiotour "Old Berlin": $3.19
  • Selfguided Audiotour "Center of Power": $3.19
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.20
  • Rude Bastards Tour of Berlin: $3.20
  • Third Reich and Holocaust Self Guided Audio Tour: $3.20
  • Rude Bastards tour of Medieval Berlin: $3.20
  • Museum Island Self Guided Audio Tour: $3.73
  • Berlin tour - Free offer - in Italian: $3.73
  • Escape Game and Tour: $3.73

Tours and Activities in Santiago

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Santiago are as follows:

  • Private Adventure at 4200 meters above sea level in the Chilean Andes Cerro Pintor: $300
  • Private Half-Day Guided Tour of the City of Santiago.: $280
  • "Tour Tradicional" Viña Cousiño Macul Oficial español: $23
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour of Yungay The Coolest Neighborhood in Chile: $35
  • 4 Hour Santa Rita Winery All inclusive Tour for Wine Lover: $269
  • A Private Tour of Valparaiso with an experienced local guide.: $195
  • Adventure and Viewpoints in Cajón del Maipo: $255
  • Andean Horse Ride Yerba Loca Sanctuary - Private tour from Santiago: $240
  • Andean Tour: $158
  • Andes Day Lagoon: Embalse El Yeso Tour from Santiago: $120
  • Andes Half-Day Private Tour with Wine and Cheese Tasting: $190
  • Andes Sunset: shared tour with Asado in the mountain: $90

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Berlin 16
    Santiago 7.88
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:

  • Original One80 Berlin Pub Crawl: $16
  • VIP Pub Crawl with Drinks and Challenges: $16
  • brewery tour with beer tasting: $19
  • Vagabund Brauerei Beer Tasting & Guided Brewery Tour: $23
  • Pub Crawl with Skip-the-Line Club Entry: $24
  • Showgirls of Burlesque Entry Ticket: $69
  • Berlin:sunset boat trip with Argentine wine tasting and food: $213
  • German Wine Tasting Tour at the Best Wine Bars in Berlin: $249
  • German Wine Tasting Tour at the Best Wine Bars in Berlin: $254
  • Bachelor(ette) Party with Pub Crawl: $400
  • Berlin Tour by Car, Meal at Reichstag, Choc & Wine Tasting: $659

Sample the Local Flavors in Santiago

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

  • Premium Wine Tour in Viña Cousiño Macul Spanish official: $37
  • Undurraga Winery Tour with Entry and Wine Tasting: $50
  • Concha y Toro Ticket and Tour with Wine Tasting: $50
  • Undurraga Wine Tasting Tour from Santiago: $62
  • Undurraga Wine tour: $63
  • Half Day Trip to Undurraga Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $70
  • From Concha y Toro Marqués Half-Day Wine Tasting: $89
  • Private Tour: Undurraga Vineyard Experience with Premium Wine Tasting: $92
  • half day wine tour to concha y toro from Santiago seasonal offer: $95
  • From Maipo Valley Wine Tour: $99
  • Maipo Valley Wine Tour with 4 vineyards from Santiago.: $99
  • Private Tour: Viña del Mar and Valparaíso Tour with Wine Tasting in Casablanca Valley: $143

When comparing the travel costs between Berlin and Santiago, we can see that Berlin is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Even though Berlin is in Europe and Santiago is in South America, both of these destinations have relatively similar prices of travel. Generally, the levels of luxury and expenses are the same for these cities even though they are geographically far apart.

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

Which is Bigger, Berlin or Santiago?

Santiago has a larger population, and is about 41% larger than the population of Berlin. When comparing the sizes of Berlin and Santiago, 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 Santiago?

Even though both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, they experience these seasons at different times of the year. Santiago 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 Santiago in the Summer?

Both Santiago and Berlin during the summer are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Berlin for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Berlin is cooler than Santiago in the summer. The daily temperature in Berlin averages around 19°C (66°F) in July, and Santiago fluctuates around 21°C (70°F)in January.

Berlin usually gets more rain in July than Santiagoin January. Berlin gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Berlin 19°C (66°F) 
    Santiago 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Berlin or Santiago in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Berlin and Santiago. Many visitors come to Berlin in the autumn for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the music scene.

In the autumn, Berlin is cooler than Santiago. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Berlin in October average around 10°C (50°F), and Santiago averages at about 15°C (59°F)in April.

In October, Berlin usually receives more rain than Santiagoin April. Berlin gets 35 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Berlin 10°C (50°F) 
    Santiago 15°C (59°F)

Should I visit Berlin or Santiago in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Berlin as well as Santiago. Most visitors come to Berlin for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Berlin can be very cold during winter. In January, Berlin is generally much colder than Santiagoin July. Daily temperatures in Berlin average around -0°C (31°F), and Santiago fluctuates around 9°C (48°F).

Berlin usually gets less rain in January than Santiagoin July. Berlin gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Berlin -0°C (31°F) 
    Santiago 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Berlin or Santiago in the Spring?

Both Santiago and Berlin are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The spring months attract visitors to Berlin because of the activities around the city.

Berlin is much colder than Santiago in the spring. The daily temperature in Berlin averages around 9°C (47°F) in April, and Santiago fluctuates around 15°C (59°F)in October.

In April, Berlin usually receives more rain than Santiagoin October. Berlin gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Berlin 9°C (47°F) 
    Santiago 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Santiago and Berlin

Berlin Santiago
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -0°C (31°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 1°C (33°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 20°C (68°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 4°C (40°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 9°C (47°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 15°C (59°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 52 mm (2 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jun 17°C (63°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 9°C (48°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 9°C (48°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Aug 18°C (65°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 10°C (50°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 15°C (59°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 12°C (54°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Oct 10°C (50°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 15°C (59°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 5°C (41°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 2°C (35°F) 51 mm (2 in) 20°C (68°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)