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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Egypt, The Best Historical Tours in Egypt, The Best Adventure Tours to Germany, and The Best Cultural Tours in Germany.


Which place 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 $17, while the average daily cost in Berlin is $148. 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 Cairo and Berlin in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $9.33
    Berlin $69
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $19
    Berlin $138
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 $2.97
    Berlin $19
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.08
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.31

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • 3 Private Full-Day Tours to Cairo Top Attractions+One Airport Transfer: $300
  • Private Transfer from El Cairo (CAI) Airport to Hurghada: $267
  • Cairo : Marvel the Camping in the White & Black Deserts & Cairo Private Transfer: $250
  • Private 4 days Sightseeing Cairo and Giza Tour airport transfers: $250
  • 3-Days Private Guided Tour Package Covering all Cairo,Lunch and Airport Transfer: $240
  • Cairo Pyramids and Alexandria in 2 Days with airport transfers: $230
  • Private Transfer Cairo To Soma Bay: $221
  • Cairo Massage & Moroccan & Turkish hamam with transfer : $221
  • Private Pickup Transfer from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh: $220
  • Awesome Private 2 Days all Highlights Giza Cairo incl Free airport transfers: $220
  • Two-Day Private City Tour of Cairo, Giza Pyramids and Saqqara+Airport Transfer: $220
  • Private Transfers from Luxor to El Cairo: $217

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Berlin

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


  • Short Trip Metro Ticket
    $1.51
  • Bahn Ticket
    $3.23
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $22

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
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Berlin Airport BER to Berlin City by Luxury Van: $142
  • 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: $142
  • Arrival Transfer from Berlin Train Station to Berlin by Sedan: $73
  • Arrival Transfer: Berlin Airport BER to Berlin in Business Car: $109
  • Arrival Transfer: Berlin Airport BER to Berlin in Luxury Van: $120
  • Berlin Airport (BER) to Berlin - Arrival Private Transfer: $32
  • 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: $174
  • Berlin Airporttransfer, Driver, Chauffeur, Limousinenservice: $107

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 $4.73
    Berlin $56
Typical Food Prices in Cairo

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


  • Juice
    $0.04

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Giza Dinner Cruise With Belly Dancer Show: $10
  • Night Dinner Cruise, Belly Dancer Show on The Nile With Pickup: $10
  • Cairo Nile dinner cruise night show with belly dancer: $10
  • 2 Hour Cairo Dinner Cruise on Nile river with live band: $12
  • night-tour Nile dinner cruise with open buffet and belly dancer: $13
  • Private Nile Cruise with Dinner and Folk Show from Cairo: $13
  • Dinner Nile cruise with belly dancer show on Nile river: $14
  • Food Tour in Local Cairo Life with Egyptian tea: $14
  • VIP tour Giza pyramids ,Sphinx, Quad bike ,Camel, Dinner cruise : $15
  • Experience Magic A 4Star Cairo Dinner Cruise with Belly Dancer: $15
  • Cairo Private Food Tour and Egyptian Tea: $15
  • dance, sing and eat on Cairo Dinner Nile Cruise on Nile river: $15

Typical Food Prices in Berlin

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


  • Sandwich and Coffee To Go
    $5.38
  • Turkish Sandwich
    $2.15
  • Currywurst
    $2.15
  • 2 Pho Noodles
    $9.68
  • Restaurant Dinner and Beers (for 2)
    $65
  • Mauer Park (2)
    $12
  • Coffees at Impala
    $8.39

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
  • Berlin Georgian Food Tour: $21
  • Hard Rock Cafe Berlin with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner: $27
  • English Comedy Showcase Including Pizza in Berlin Mitte: $29
  • Kreuzberg kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $48
  • Berlin Mitte kulinarisch – Die Food Tour: $48
  • Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings: $62
  • Evening Yacht Cruise with Aperitif & Optional Dinner: $63
  • Evening Food Tour by Bike: $70
  • Dinner Cruise on the Spree with Prosecco: $79
  • Berlin 3-Course Dinner Cruise: $82

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $5.73
    Berlin $24
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
    $0.84
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $6.47

Tours and Activities in Cairo

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

  • ( Stopover Tour Of Cairo ) Private All Inc.Pyramids,Camel Ride,Museum& Lunch: $180
  • 1 Day Private Tour in Cairo and Giza: $90
  • 2 Days 1 Nights Tour package to Saint-Catherine from Cairo : $300
  • 2 Days White Desert and Bahariya Oasis Tour: $231
  • 2-Day Cairo Giza Highlights Guided Tour including Camel Ride All inclusive : $40
  • 2-Day Tours at Cairo & Giza: $145
  • 3-Day Private Tour in Cairo : $196
  • 3-Days Tour in Siwa Oasis from Cairo : $217
  • 8-Hour Private Tour Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and local Bazaars: $26
  • 8-Hour Private Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Sakkara: $79
  • All Inclusive day tour to Giza pyramids, Egyptian museum and Felucca : $90
  • Bedouin Desert Safari Tours By Jeep 4x4 In Hurghada: $55

Typical Entertainment Prices in Berlin

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


  • Berlin Zoo (2)
    $21

Tours and Activities in Berlin

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

  • Selfguided Audiotour "Center of Power": $3.20
  • Selfguided Audiotour "Old Berlin": $3.20
  • Rude Bastards Tour of Berlin: $3.21
  • Third Reich and Holocaust Self Guided Audio Tour: $3.21
  • Rude Bastards tour of Medieval Berlin: $3.21
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.21
  • Rude Bastards tour of Berlin (CYHIT): $3.30
  • Berlin Walking Tour: $3.30
  • Escape Game and Tour: $3.75
  • Museum Island Self Guided Audio Tour: $3.75
  • Berlin tour - Free offer - in Italian: $3.75
  • Berlin Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $4.28

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.17
    Berlin $18

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:

  • VIP Pub Crawl with Drinks and Challenges: $16
  • brewery tour with beer tasting: $19
  • Bar Crawl with Shots and Club Entry: $20
  • Vagabund Brauerei Beer Tasting & Guided Brewery Tour: $24
  • Pub Crawl with Skip-the-Line Club Entry: $24
  • Showgirls of Burlesque Entry Ticket: $59
  • The Showgirls of Burlesque: $60
  • Berlin:sunset boat trip with Argentine wine tasting and food: $214
  • German Wine Tasting Tour at the Best Wine Bars in Berlin: $250
  • Private Pub Crawl Berlin With VIP Entry: $385
  • Bachelor(ette) Party with Pub Crawl: $401


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.

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


Which is Bigger, Cairo or Berlin?

Cairo has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Berlin. When comparing the sizes of Cairo and Berlin, 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 Cairo or Berlin?

Berlin has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Cairo experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny 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 climate and sunshine 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 average around 28°C (82°F), and Berlin averages at 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. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Cairo year-round. 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. Daily temperatures in Cairo average around 23°C (73°F), and Berlin fluctuates 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. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. 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 daily temperature in Cairo averages around 14°C (57°F) in January, and Berlin fluctuates 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. The warm climate attracts visitors to Cairo 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 average around 21°C (70°F), and Berlin averages at 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)