A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bonn vs. Toronto for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bonn or Toronto?

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

Should I visit Bonn or Toronto? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Bonn or Toronto?

Bonn

Bonn was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany (previously, West Germany) and it has a population of about 315,000 people. It sits on the Rhine River just twenty kilometers away from Cologne. Many people travel to Bonn for conferences and business, but Bonn also has a lot of cultural and historical sights to offer visitors. The city is also famous as the birth place of Ludwig van Beethoven. There's a strong student culture in the city as well, and it actually shares many characteristics with Italian cities because of its many cafes and restaurants which line the streets. Outdoor beer gardens are popular and Bonn is a particular good summer destination when the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the outdoor setting. The city's location also makes it a great base for day trips to Cologne, Dusseldorf, and the Rhine and Eifel regions.

Toronto

The capital of Ontario and the most populated city in Canada, Toronto is a very popular travel destination for any number of reasons. It's positioned along the coast of Lake Ontario and has a population of more than 2.6 million with 6.2 million in the Greater Toronto Area. It's a very international and diverse city, with a very rich cultural history. More than half of the city's population was not born in Canada, and there are more than eighty different ethnic neighborhoods sprinkled throughout the city. The city is a center for music, theater, film, and television. It has countless museums, festivals, and sights that attract more than 25 million tourists every year.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Berlin, The Best 10-Day Tours from Berlin, The Best Northern Lights Tours in Canada, and The Best Luxury Tours to Canada.


Which place is cheaper, Toronto or Bonn?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bonn is €154, while the average daily cost in Toronto is €189. 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 Bonn and Toronto in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bonn 85
    Toronto 80
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bonn 170
    Toronto 160
Compare Hotels in Bonn and Toronto

Looking for a hotel in Bonn or Toronto? 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 Bonn


Hotels in Toronto


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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: Bonn Hotel Prices and Toronto Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bonn 23
    Toronto 30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bonn

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

  • Bonn hotels Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) - Departure Private Transfer: $55

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Toronto

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Toronto are as follows:


  • Airport Shuttle
    25
  • Train: 2 Day Passes
    15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Toronto

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

  • Niagara Falls South Airport Private Transfer to Pearson: $1,851
  • Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) Transfer to Downtown Montreal: $1,618
  • Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) Transfer to Kingston: $856
  • Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) Transfer to Niagara Falls: $442
  • Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) Transfer to Port Hope: $439
  • Niagara Falls South Airport Private Transfer to Hamilton: $360
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Toronto Airport YYZ to Niagara Falls in Business Car: $296
  • Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) Transfer to Hamilton: $281
  • Niagara Falls private transfers : $279
  • Private Transfer: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Niagara Falls, ON: $268
  • Round-Trip Transfer Between Billy Bishop Toronto (YTZ) Airport and Niagara Falls: $268
  • Private Transfer from Toronto City to Toronto Pearson Airport : $253

Is it cheaper to fly into Bonn or Toronto?

Prices for flights to both Toronto and Bonn 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
    Bonn 49
    Toronto 61

Typical Food Prices in Toronto

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


  • Lunch at St. Lawrence Market for Two
    22
  • Dinner at Mill Street Brewery (for 2)
    52

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Toronto

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

  • Premium Harbor Cruise with Lunch, Brunch, or Dinner: $60
  • Must Do Toronto Food Tour: $66
  • Toronto Food Tour: Taste the World in Kensington Market: $66
  • Toronto Delicious Donut Adventure & Walking Food Tour: $72
  • 3–Hour Secret Food Tour: $74
  • Toronto Walking Food Tour With Secret Food Tours: $74
  • Taste the Continents: International Food Tour: $94
  • Taste of the Continents: International Food Tour : $96
  • Father's Day Premier Cruise with Brunch or Dinner: $108
  • Toronto Premier Dinner Cruise on Odyssey in Toronto Harbour: $109
  • Niagara Falls Day and Evening Tour with Optional Boat & Dinner: $111
  • Toronto Food Tour with Local Foodie, Personalized & Private: $153

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bonn 34
    Toronto 29

Tours and Activities in Bonn

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

  • Autumn tours with a live guide: $20
  • Bonn : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ): $118
  • Bonn : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ): $120
  • Bonn Crime-Experience: self-guided crime tour: $42
  • Bonn Musikerviertel Crime Experience: self-guided crime tour: $42
  • Bonn Private Walking Tour With A Professional Guide: $222
  • Bonn Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.54
  • Bonn Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $11
  • Bonn Self Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide: $7.26
  • Bonn Walking Tour (In the footsteps of Ludwig Van Beethoven): $321
  • Bonn and Bad Godesberg hop-on hop-off tour in a double-decker bus: $22
  • 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket: $21

Typical Entertainment Prices in Toronto

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Toronto's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Art Gallery of Ontario for Two
    14
  • CN Tower at night for Two
    33
  • Harbour Dinner Cruise
    24
  • Bata Shoe Museum (2)
    6.78

Tours and Activities in Toronto

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

  • 1 Hour Private Photoshoot Experience in Toronto: $74
  • 1-Hour Toronto Harbour Tour with Live Narration: $25
  • 14-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto: $200
  • 2 Hour Toronto City Tour: $33
  • 2 Hour Toronto City Tour with Optional Boat: $48
  • 3hr Shared Sailing Adventure: $178
  • 60-Minute Toronto Sightseeing Harbour Tour: $28
  • 7-Minute Helicopter Tour over Toronto: $111
  • Algonquin Park Hiking: Adventure Tour from Toronto: $138
  • Best of Toronto Small Group Tour with CN Tower and Harbour Cruise: $141
  • Between Huntsville and Smartphone Audio Tour: $5.08
  • Blair Ways Tours Immersive Urban Street Art Tour: $63

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bonn 23
    Toronto 21

Sample the Local Flavors in Toronto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Toronto:

  • Distillery District Outdoor Escape Game: $8.03
  • Distillery District Historic Walking Tour: $17
  • Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour: $18
  • Corktown and Distillery District Tour: $27
  • Short Distillery District Segway Tour: $31
  • Toronto Distillery District self-guided walking tour & hunt: $38
  • Pub Crawl Toronto: $38
  • Pub Crawl Toronto: $39
  • Distillery District Breakfast Walking Tour: $40
  • Evening Distillery District Segway Ghost Tour: $44
  • Private Corktown and Distillery District Tour: $53
  • Guided Bicycle Tour - Toronto Waterfront, Island and Distillery: $82


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

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


Which is Bigger, Bonn or Toronto?

Toronto has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Bonn. When comparing the sizes of Bonn and Toronto, 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 Bonn or Toronto?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Bonn or Toronto in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Bonn and Toronto. Many visitors come to Bonn in the summer for the family-friendly experiences.

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

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Toronto this time of the year. Bonn usually receives less sunshine than Toronto during summer. Bonn gets 191 hours of sunny skies, while Toronto receives 281 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Bonn usually receives more rain than Toronto. Bonn gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Toronto receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bonn 19°C (66°F) 
    Toronto 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Bonn or Toronto in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Bonn as well as Toronto. Most visitors come to Bonn for the shopping scene during these months.

In the autumn, Bonn is a little warmer than Toronto. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Bonn in October average around 12°C (53°F), and Toronto averages at about 11°C (51°F).

In the autumn, Bonn often gets less sunshine than Toronto. Bonn gets 109 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Toronto receives 153 hours of full sun.

Bonn usually gets less rain in October than Toronto. Bonn gets 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Toronto receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bonn 12°C (53°F) 
    Toronto 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Bonn or Toronto in the Winter?

Both Toronto and Bonn are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The winter months attract visitors to Bonn because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

It's quite cold in Toronto in the winter. The weather in Bonn can be very cold. In January, Bonn is generally much warmer than Toronto. Daily temperatures in Bonn average around 3°C (37°F), and Toronto fluctuates around -4°C (25°F).

Bonn usually receives less sunshine than Toronto during winter. Bonn gets 45 hours of sunny skies, while Toronto receives 87 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Bonn usually receives around the same amount of rain as Toronto. Bonn gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Toronto receives 52 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bonn 3°C (37°F) 
    Toronto -4°C (25°F)

Should I visit Bonn or Toronto in the Spring?

Both Toronto and Bonn during the spring are popular places to visit.

Bonn is a little warmer than Toronto in the spring. The daily temperature in Bonn averages around 10°C (50°F) in April, and Toronto fluctuates around 7°C (44°F).

In the spring, Bonn often gets less sunshine than Toronto. Bonn gets 145 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Toronto receives 179 hours of full sun.

Bonn usually gets less rain in April than Toronto. Bonn gets 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Toronto receives 63 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bonn 10°C (50°F) 
    Toronto 7°C (44°F)

Typical Weather for Toronto and Bonn

Bonn Toronto
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 3°C (37°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) -4°C (25°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Feb 4°C (39°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) -4°C (26°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 7°C (44°F) 47 mm (1.8 in) 1°C (34°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 10°C (50°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 7°C (44°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
May 14°C (58°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 12°C (54°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Jun 17°C (63°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 19°C (66°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 21°C (70°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 19°C (66°F) 68 mm (2.7 in) 21°C (69°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Sep 16°C (61°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 17°C (62°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Oct 12°C (53°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 11°C (51°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Nov 7°C (44°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 5°C (41°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 4°C (39°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) -1°C (30°F) 75 mm (2.9 in)