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

Should you visit Cairo or Berlin?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cairo and Berlin can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Cairo or Berlin?

Cairo

Cairo is the chaotic capital city of Egypt. With a population of more than 16 million, it is one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East. As a traveler, you're likely to arrive and leave from here and you'll get your first orientation to the area during the chaotic and congestion filled taxi ride from the airport.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Berlin or Cairo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cairo is $26, while the average daily cost in Berlin is $114. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cairo and Berlin in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $13
    Berlin $53
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $26
    Berlin $106
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Berlin

Looking for a hotel in Cairo or Berlin? 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 Cairo


Hotels in Berlin


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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: Cairo Hotel Prices and Berlin Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.62
    Berlin $15
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.16
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Safaga - 25 Seater: $754
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Makadi Bay - 25 Seater: $644
  • Private transfer: Cairo to Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE): $622
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Safaga - 15 Seater: $585
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Hurghada – 25 Seater: $555
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Safaga - Premium: $535
  • 4 Day Nile Cruise with Train Transfer from Cairo: $514
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Makadi Bay - 15 Seater: $439
  • 5 days guided trip in Giza and Cairo , all airport transfer in Egypt: $432
  • Day Trip to Cairo from Luxor by flight with sightseeing lunch airport transfers: $424
  • Day trip to Luxor from Cairo by plane with sightseeing lunch airport transfers: $424
  • One Way Transfer from Cairo to Makadi Bay - Premium: $407

Typical Local Transportation prices in Berlin

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


  • Short Trip Metro Ticket
    $1.46
  • Bahn Ticket
    $3.12
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Berlin

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

  • 1-way private transfer Berlin to Karlovy Vary - Mercedes Benz - up to 8 persons: $662
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfer&Tour& Driver Guide: $218
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfer&Tour&Driver&Licensed Guide (DIN EN 15565): $311
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin Airport TXL to Berlin City in Business Car: $72
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin Airport TXL to Berlin City in Luxury Car: $87
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin City to Berlin Airport SXF in Business Car: $87
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin City to Berlin Airport SXF in Luxury Car: $118
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin City to Berlin Airport SXF in Luxury Van: $104
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin City to Berlin Airport TXL in Luxury Car: $87
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin City to Berlin Tegel Airport TXL in Luxury Van: $79
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin City to Tegel Airport TXL in Business Car: $75
  • Berlin Airport Transfers : Berlin Tegel Airport TXL to Berlin City in Luxury Van: $79

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Berlin?

Prices for flights to both Berlin and Cairo 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
    Cairo $7.34
    Berlin $43
Typical Food prices in Cairo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Cairo:


  • Juice
    $0.08

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Delicious food tour in Cairo: $15
  • Enjoy a dinner on the boat in the River Nile.: $19
  • Enjoy a dinner on the boat in the River Nile: $19
  • Cairo 2-Hour Nile River Cruise with Dinner and Pickup: $20
  • Cairo dinner cruise includes dinner belly dancing show pickup & all transfers: $21
  • Dinner on a boat in Luxor Nile Cruise with oriental dance: $21
  • Dinner on the river nile and party: $23
  • Nile Cruise Dinner at the Nile with Oriental Show: $24
  • Dinner on the river nile: $25
  • Dinner on the River Nile with Pick-up: $25
  • Special Bedouin Dinner+ watching oriental show: $26
  • Cairo Food Tour: $27

Typical Food prices in Berlin

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


  • Sandwich and Coffee To Go
    $5.21
  • Turkish Sandwich
    $2.08
  • Currywurst
    $2.08
  • 2 Pho Noodles
    $9.37
  • Restaurant Dinner and Beers (for 2)
    $62
  • Mauer Park (2)
    $11
  • Coffees at Impala
    $8.12

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: $16
  • English Comedy Showcase Including Pizza in Berlin Mitte: $25
  • Bitemojo Self Guided Food Tour New To Berlin: $40
  • Dinner Cruise – “This is the CHEF talking”: $49
  • Berlin Kreuzberg - Food Tour: $53
  • Berlin Mitte - Food Tour: $53
  • Berlin Food Tour: $55
  • Withlocals 10 Tastings: Covid-19 Regulated Private Food Tour: $57
  • Berlin Dinner Cruise.: $61
  • History Bites: The Berlin History and Food Tour: $61
  • Fun Dinner and Dancing by Gaiety in Berlin: $84
  • Vegan Food Tour Experience in Berlin: $87

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.89
    Berlin $19
Typical Entertainment prices in Cairo

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


  • Entry to Camel Market for Two
    $1.63
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $13

Tours and Activities in Cairo

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

  • (Memphis Sakkara, Dahshur Pyramids, Imhotep Museum) Private Tour - From Cairo: $90
  • 01 Day Cairo tour Islamic and Coptic Cairo: $143
  • 01 Day Tour To Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum And Bazaar: $217
  • 01 Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo: $246
  • 01 Day Tour to Pyramids Of Giza Memphis And Sakkara: $86
  • 01 Day Tour to the Giza Pyramids & Great Sphinx: $69
  • 03 Days Budget tours Cairo Giza Alexandria: $290
  • 04 Days Egypt Royal Tour in Cairo: $674
  • 05 Days Egypt Budget Tour Cairo & Alexandria: $860
  • 06 Days Egypt Classic Tour Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh: $1,543
  • 06 Nights cruise on The Oberoi Philae (Aswan to Luxor): $5,965
  • 07 Days Egypt Classic Tour Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria: $1,486

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.

  • Rude Bastards tour of Berlin: $1.87
  • Music of Berlin Private Tour: Communist Berlin Exploration Game: $3.72
  • Berlin Private Tour: Third Reich & the Cold War Exploration Game: $4.96
  • The Dönerkebab: Discover how it changed Germany on an audio walking tour: $5.48
  • Witches, Riots and the Cold War: A Walk Through Wedding Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.48
  • In and Around Alexanderplatz Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.48
  • Berlin's Centre - Explore the city's modern history with this audio walking tour: $5.48
  • Classic Sights and Hidden Histories of Berlin's Museum Island Audio Tour: $5.48
  • Into the Heart of Berlin Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.48
  • Ku'damm Couture and Currywurst Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap: $5.48
  • Berlin Trabi Museum: Day Ticket: $5.66
  • Self-Guided Tour of Over 100 Sights: $5.66

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.82
    Berlin $14

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
    $15

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 And Night Life Tour: $15
  • Guided Pub Crawl with Shots: $20
  • Berlin Nightlife: The Original Pub Crawl: $20
  • #1 Berlin Pub Crawl: $25
  • Sean's Wine Tasting Events: $66
  • Showgirls of Burlesque by Gl’Amouresque: $66
  • Welcome to Berlin tour! Sightseeing, souvenirs and visit of a German brewery: $236


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


When is the best time to visit Cairo or Berlin?

Berlin has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Cairo experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Cairo or Berlin in the Summer?

Both Berlin and Cairo during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Berlin because of the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Cairo is a little warmer than Berlin. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cairo in July are around 28°C (82°F), and Berlin is about 19°C (66°F).

In Berlin, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the summer, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Berlin. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Berlin receives 227 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in July than Berlin. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Berlin receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Berlin 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Berlin in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Berlin. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Also, the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the music scene are the main draw to Berlin this time of year.

In October, Cairo is generally much warmer than Berlin. Temperatures in Cairo average around 23°C (73°F), and Berlin stays around 10°C (50°F).

In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Berlin during autumn. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies, while Berlin receives 106 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cairo usually receives less rain than Berlin. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Berlin receives 35 mm (1.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Berlin 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Berlin in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Berlin. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year. Also, many travelers come to Berlin for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Berlin. Cairo is much warmer than Berlin in the winter. The temperature in Cairo is usually 14°C (57°F) in January, and Berlin stays around -0°C (31°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cairo this time of the year. In the winter, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Berlin. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Berlin receives 42 hours of full sun.

Cairo usually gets less rain in January than Berlin. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Berlin receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Berlin -0°C (31°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Berlin in the Spring?

Both Berlin and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Also, many visitors come to Berlin in the spring for the activities around the city.

In the spring, Cairo is much warmer than Berlin. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cairo in April are around 21°C (70°F), and Berlin is about 9°C (47°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Berlin during spring. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies, while Berlin receives 160 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cairo usually receives less rain than Berlin. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Berlin receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Berlin 9°C (47°F)

Typical Weather for Berlin and Cairo

Cairo Berlin
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) -0°C (31°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 1°C (33°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 4°C (40°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 9°C (47°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 14°C (57°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 17°C (63°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (65°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 15°C (59°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 10°C (50°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 5°C (41°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 2°C (35°F) 51 mm (2 in)


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