Should you visit Stuttgart or Berlin?
Should I visit Stuttgart or Berlin? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
Stuttgart is a large city in southern Germany, notably famous for being the headquarters to some auto industry giants such as Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. The population of the city proper is about 600,000 and there are two and half million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to the 10th century and today it is a large city that still maintains a small town vibe. The local residents are quite friendly and eager to welcome you to their city. They are also very accommodating if you do not speak German, so you can always expect a little help with translation if it is needed.
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 Stuttgart?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Stuttgart is €129, while the average daily cost in Berlin is €110. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Stuttgart and Berlin in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €156 in Stuttgart For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The prices for places to stay in Berlin can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €51, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €102.
On average, meal and food prices in Stuttgart cost around €29 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €12.
In Berlin travelers spend around €41 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Stuttgart
For Stuttgart, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Stuttgart
For Stuttgart, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Stuttgart - wine and food tour with city highlights:
Typical Food prices in Berlin
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Berlin:
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:
English Comedy Showcase Including Pizza in Berlin Mitte:
Bitemojo Self Guided Food Tour New To Berlin:
Dinner Cruise – “This is the CHEF talking”:
Berlin Kreuzberg - Food Tour:
Berlin Mitte - Food Tour:
Berlin Food Tour:
Withlocals 10 Tastings: Covid-19 Regulated Private Food Tour:
History Bites: The Berlin History and Food Tour:
Berlin Dinner Cruise.:
Fun Dinner and Dancing by Gaiety in Berlin:
Vegan Food Tour Experience in Berlin:
Stuttgart's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €20 per person, per day on transportation in Stuttgart.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Berlin than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €14 on transportation in Berlin on average per day.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Stuttgart
Also for Stuttgart, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Frankfurt am Main International Airport to Stuttgart City - One Way:
Private transfer from Stuttgart to Europa Park (Rust) or the opposite way:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Memmingen Allgau Airport to Stuttgart City - One Way:
Private transfer from Stuttgart to Baden-Baden or the opposite way:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Mannheim-City Airport to Stuttgart City - One Way:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport to Stuttgart City - One Way:
Private Transfer from Stuttgart City to Frankfurt City:
Private Transfer from Stuttgart Airport STR to Heidelberg City by Minivan:
Private Transfer from Stuttgart Airport to Stuttgart City:
Private Transfer: Stuttgart International Airport (STR) to Stuttgart:
Private Transfer: Stuttgart to Stuttgart International Airport (STR):
Low Cost Private Transfer From Stuttgart Airport to Stuttgart City - One Way:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Berlin
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Berlin:
Short Trip Metro Ticket
Short Taxi Ride
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Berlin
Also for Berlin, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
VIP transfer from Berlin to Warsaw - Mercedes E-Class with private driver:
VIP transfer from Berlin to Munich - Mercedes E-Class with private driver:
Transfer from Berlin to Munich: Private sightseeing daytrip with 2 stops:
Transfer from Berlin Tegel Airport to Berlin city (any hotel or address):
Transfer from Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) to Berlin city Hotels - ROUND TRIP:
Transfer from Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) to Berlin city Hotels - ROUND TRIP:
Transfer by Private Vehicle from Hotel in Berlin to Schoenefeld Airport:
Transfer Berlin-Prague or Prague-Berlin, with optional 2 hours visit to Dresden:
Round Trip Tegel Airport (TXL) Transfer to Berlin City Center:
Round Trip Schönefeld Airport (SXF) Transfer to Berlin City Center:
Private transfer from Berlin to Prague with stops at Potsdam + Sanssouci Palace:
Private transfer from Berlin to Prague with Terezin Concentration Camp stop:
Is it cheaper to fly into Stuttgart or Berlin?
Prices for flights to both Berlin and Stuttgart 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Stuttgart can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €19 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing expenses in Berlin, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €18 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Stuttgart
For Stuttgart, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Black Forest & Autobahn Driving Holiday - 560 KM - Self-Drive Tour:
Panoramics of Stuttgart . City Tour:
Stuttgart Like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Stuttgart Private Walking Tour:
Typical Entertainment prices in Berlin
For Berlin, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:
Tours and Activities in Berlin
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Berlin.
1-Hour Segway Discovery Tour Berlin:
2 Hour Berlin Small Group Segway Tour:
2 Hours Private Custom Berlin Tour With A Local Guide:
2 hour 15 min Berlin Wall Self Drive Trabant Tour:
2-Hour Island Landscapes Boattour from Berlin:
2-Hour Segway Discovery Tour Berlin:
2.5-Hour Berlin Center Boat Cruise on the River Spree:
2.5-Hour Berlin City Tour of Famous Attractions by Minibus:
2.5-Hour Berlin Wall and Memorial Sites Walking Tour:
2h Berlin Discovery Tour in an Vintage Volkswagen Beetle:
3 Hours Segway Discovery Tour Berlin:
3 hours Berlin 100% Personalized City Tour:
Typically, people visiting Stuttgart spend on average €17 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Berlin, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €13.
Typical Alcohol prices in Berlin
Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Berlin from other travelers:
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:
#1 Berlin Pub Crawl:
Sean's Wine Tasting Events:
Welcome to Berlin tour! Sightseeing, souvenirs and visit of a German brewery:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Stuttgart and Berlin, we can see that Stuttgart is more expensive. And not only is Berlin much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Berlin would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Berlin 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 Stuttgart would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Stuttgart than you might in Berlin.
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