Should you visit Warsaw or Berlin?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Warsaw and Berlin can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Warsaw is the capital city of Poland. It has a population of 1.7 million, making it the country's largest city. Located on the Vistula River, it is a popular tourist destination for its interesting architecture and culture. The right bank of the river was the first area to become populated in the 9th or 10 century. Today, however, the city's central district is on the left bank of the river. The Old Town, where you will find many sights and attractions, is fully contained within the city center.
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 Warsaw?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Warsaw is $76, while the average daily cost in Berlin is $130. 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 Warsaw and Berlin in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $92 for a double occupancy room in Warsaw If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end 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 $61, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $122.
In Warsaw travelers spend around $18 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.
In Berlin travelers spend around $49 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 Warsaw
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Warsaw:
Dinner for Two
Lunch for Two
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Warsaw
For Warsaw, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Lunch or Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe with Skip-the-Line:
Traditional Polish Cooking Class in Warsaw:
Warsaw Food Tour small group tour by retro minibus:
Warsaw 6h Private Tour + Traditional Polish Dinner:
Nicolaus Copernicus Legacy: Private Tour from Warsaw to Torun + Polish Dinner:
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:
To get around in Warsaw, the average visitor spends $3.93 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
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 $17 on transportation in Berlin on average per day.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Warsaw
Also for Warsaw, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer from Warsaw or airport Warsaw to Gdansk city or Gdansk Airport:
Private Transfer from Warszawa city to Gdansk (GDN) Airport:
Luxury transfer from Warsaw to Krakow with Czestochowa en route by private car:
Truly VIP Warsaw Krakow Private Transfer | Premium car with iPad & Netflix.:
Private Transfer from Warsaw to Vienna with 2h of Sightseeing:
Private Transfer from Warsaw to Berlin, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver:
Private Transfer from Warsaw to Prague with 2h of Sightseeing:
Krakow - Warsaw private VIP transfer. PREMIUM car with Chauffeur & iPad:
Private Transfer from Warsaw to Vienna, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver:
Private Transfer from Warsaw to Berlin with 2 Sightseeing stops:
Warsaw - Krakow VIP private transfer. Luxury car with driver & iPad.:
Private Transfer from Warsaw to Prague, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver:
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:
Private Transfer from Berlin to Bayeux - Up to 7 people:
VIP transfer from Berlin to Munich - Mercedes E-Class with private driver:
Private transfer from Berlin to Prague with Stopover in Dresden:
Private Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Berlin (shared port transfer):
Transfer Berlin-Prague or Prague-Berlin, with optional 2 hours visit to Dresden:
Private transfer from Berlin to Prague:
VIP transfer from Berlin to Warsaw - Mercedes E-Class with private driver:
1-way private transfer Berlin to Karlovy Vary - Mercedes Benz - up to 8 persons:
Private Transfer: Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER):
Private Transfer from Berlin to Amsterdam with 2 Sightseeing Stops:
Private Transfer from Berlin to Amsterdam with 2h of Sighseeing:
Private transfer from Berlin to Krakow:
Is it cheaper to fly into Warsaw or Berlin?
Prices for flights to both Berlin and Warsaw 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.
In Warsaw, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $5.90 per person, per day.
Sightseeing expenses in Berlin, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $21 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Warsaw
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Warsaw.
1-day tour from Warsaw to Kazimierz Dolny:
12 Day Private Tour of Poland with Hotels:
12-day tour around Poland by private car:
12-day tour around Poland by train:
13-Day Highlights of Poland Tour with Accommodation:
3 Day Rail Tour - Kraków, Poznań & Wrocław (Warsaw Return):
3 Hour VIP Warsaw Guided City Tour:
5 Day Rail Tour - Kraków, Wrocław & Poznań (Warsaw Return):
5 Hour Guided Warsaw Tour by Bike:
6 Day Private Tour in Poland with Hotels:
7 Day Rail Tour - Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław & Poznań:
8-Day Highlights of Poland Tour with Accommodation:
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:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Warsaw, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $8.77.
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 $16.
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 Warsaw and Berlin, we can see that Berlin is more expensive. And not only is Warsaw much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Warsaw would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Warsaw 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 Warsaw.
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