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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Perth?

You should plan to spend around $131 (AU$201) per day on your vacation in Perth. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (AU$55) on meals
  • $25 (AU$38) on local transportation
  • $150 (AU$230) on hotels

A one week trip to Perth for two people costs, on average, $1,831 (AU$2,812). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Perth cost?

A one week trip to Perth usually costs around $916 (AU$1,406) for one person and $1,831 (AU$2,812) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Perth on average costs around $1,831 (AU$2,812) for one person and $3,662 (AU$5,623) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Perth will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Perth on average costs around $3,924 (AU$6,025) for one person and $7,848 (AU$12,050) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Perth has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Perth expensive to visit?

Prices in Perth are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Perth is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Arrowtown or Brisbane.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Perth Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Perth?

The average Perth trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Perth travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$230 ($150)
Local Transportation 1 AU$38 ($25)
Food 2 AU$55 ($36)
Entertainment 1 AU$21 ($14)
Alcohol 2 AU$6 - 17 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Perth
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Perth is $75 (AU$115). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Perth is $150 (AU$230). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Perth

Looking for a hotel in Perth? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Perth based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $93. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Perth
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Perth is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $25 (AU$38) per person, per day, on local transportation in Perth.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Perth
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Rental Cars in Perth
The price of renting a car in Perth will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Perth
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Perth can vary, the average cost of food in Perth is $36 (AU$55) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Perth should cost around $14 (AU$22) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Perth is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Perth
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Perth typically cost an average of $14 (AU$21) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Perth
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $7.44 (AU$11) on alcoholic beverages in Perth per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Perth
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.30 (AU$2.00) on bottled water in Perth per day. The public water in Perth is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2023
Perth On a Budget
Perth Perth, Australia
Capital of Western Australia, Perth is a city that sits where the Swan River meets the sea, and given its ocean side location there is plenty to see and do on the water and beyond. Spend a day on Perth's sandy beaches or get lost in its parks and gardens, sail down the river or enjoy the city's history and culture visiting museums and historic sites, shopping, dining, and much more.
One of the most iconic sights of Perth is Kings Park and the Perth Botanic Garden. One of the biggest city parks in the world, it covers an area of almost 1,000 acres. From the park, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline, and the Darling Ranges to the east. There is also a large network of walking trails, recreation area for families, and the botanical gardens which have over 3,000 species of native flora.

As far as history and culture goes, Fremantle Harbor is home to colonial remnants like Fremantle Prison, the Arts Centre, and Old Courthouse. The Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Galleries allow visitors to dive deeper into seafaring history, while the Sail & Anchor pub is a landmark that dates to 1843. Other sights that pay homage to Perth's heritage include the Western Australian Museum with a collection of local science and culture, as well as the Art Gallery of Western Australia which has an extensive display of Indigenous art. The Perth Zoo, dedicated to wildlife conservation, is also worth a visit.
The Perth Metropolitan area is divided into a few districts and neighborhoods. The suburbs are mainly residential neighborhoods except for an aquarium in the Northern Suburbs above the river, and a zoo in the Southern Suburbs below. The Hills are known for its wine, trees, and national parks, while the Coast is the prime place for swimming and beach activities. The center of Perth is marked by the City which is mainly business and commerce, while the neighboring Northbridge district is the hub of culture with plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and art. This is one of the more popular tourist centers, as is Freemantle down by the water. As the city's port, it has much to offer in history as well as in food and entertainment.

Perth has some of the best beaches to be found in the country. The more popular and easiest ones to reach by public transportation are Scarborough and Cottesloe beaches. Since these are open ocean beaches, it is advised to swim between the flagged patrolled areas of water. There is also a clothing optional beach that is mostly for sunbathing called Swanbourne.

Another fun day trip is to visit the car-free Rottnest Island, which can be reached by ferry, helicopter, or private boat. The island has more than 60 beaches, and opportunities for snorkeling coral reefs, diving shipwrecks, exploring history, and spotting local wildlife.

In the opposite direction, inland to the Hills, you can also opt to take a wine-tasting day trip through Perth's Swan Valley. This is the country's oldest wine region with some of the best wineries and micro-breweries to be discovered.

Other activities include the Adventure World theme park, cycling, river sailing, and more.
Food and Dining
One of Perth's specialties when it comes to food is a Western Rock Lobster, known locally as crayfish. A major industry of the city, most of the crayfish is exported for a hefty price; however you will be able to find it cheap in Perth, especially in the summer season. Being a city by the sea, another of Perth's local dishes includes Chili Mussels, which consists of mussels cooked in tomato and chilli jus, available in many restaurants. Northbridge, close to the city center, is a great place for enjoying restaurants and nightlife, as is Fremantle located down by the water. Be aware that most places stop serving food after 10pm. There is also a vibrant coffee culture throughout Australia, with clusters of European style cafes lining the streets around Perth's city center. Other specialties surrounding the city include truffles grown around Mundaring and Manjimup, plenty of local produce, and a number of wineries.

The airport serving the city is Perth Airport, offering both international and domestic services-though the terminals for each are located on opposite ends of the runways. There is a free transfer bus operates between them.

While boat was once the only way to reach Perth, there are now only a handful of passenger ships docked at Fremantle, the city's port. There are also a few cruise ships that dock here.

By train, the Indian Ocean trans-continental railway runs from Perth to Sydney via Kalgoorlie, Adelaide, and Broken Hill. The journey takes four days and three nights and is a bit expensive, though it traverses a beautiful route.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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