At this time of year, airfare to Germany may cost as low as 700$. It would probably be over 1000 in the summer though. The UK is very expensive, prices can be double that in the US. A poorly-managed hotel in central London may be 160$ per night. Scandinavia is also pretty expensive. Prices in Continental Europe, like Germany are reasonable, and pretty cheap in Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovakia, Romania...). Bread in Bulgaria costs under a dollar. A good hotel in a beutiful town in rural Germany can cost just 50$ a night.