Travel Budget for Paris Visit Paris on a Budget or Travel in Style

Paris, Region Ile-de-France, France

How much does it cost to travel to Paris?

You should plan to spend around $249 (€232) per day on your vacation in Paris. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $44 (€41) on meals
  • $23 (€21) on local transportation
  • $324 (€302) on hotels

A one week trip to Paris for two people costs, on average, $3,484 (€3,251). 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
    $249
    232
  • One Week Per person
    $1,742
    1,626
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $3,484
    3,251
  • One Month Per person
    $7,465
    6,967
  • One Week For a couple
    $3,484
    3,251
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $6,968
    6,503
  • One Month For a couple
    $14,931
    13,934
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - How it works. Put these numbers on your website.


How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Paris cost?

A one week trip to Paris usually costs around $1,742 (€1,626) for one person and $3,484 (€3,251) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Paris on average costs around $3,484 (€3,251) for one person and $6,968 (€6,503) 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 Paris will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Paris on average costs around $7,465 (€6,967) for one person and $14,931 (€13,934) 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 Paris 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 Paris expensive to visit?

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

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Paris is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Venice or Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

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

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 302 ($324)
Local Transportation 1 21 ($23)
Food 2 41 ($44)
Entertainment 1 77 ($83)
Tips and Handouts 1 12 - 35 ($13 - 38)
Alcohol 2 12 - 37 ($13 - 39)
Accommodation Budget in Paris
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Paris is $162 (€151). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Paris is $324 (€302). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $162
    151
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $324
    302

Hotel Prices in Paris

Looking for a hotel in Paris? 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 Paris based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $126. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world.


Recommended Properties


Transportation Budget in Paris
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Paris is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $23 (€21) per person, per day, on local transportation in Paris.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $23
    21

Recommended Services


Flights to Paris
How much does it cost to go to Paris? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Paris
The price of renting a car in Paris 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.


What did other people spend on Transportation in Paris?

Typical prices for Transportation in Paris are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Paris, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Metro
    6.40
  • Train from Airport
    9.00
  • Metro tickets
    6.80
  • Train
    20


Food Budget in Paris
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Paris can vary, the average cost of food in Paris is $44 (€41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Paris should cost around $18 (€17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Paris is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $44
    41

Recommended

What did other people spend on Food in Paris?

Typical prices for Food in Paris are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Paris, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Ice Cream
    8.00
  • Breakfast
    7.00
  • Breakfast for 2
    30
  • Dinner on River Cruise
    86
  • Dinner
    57
  • Cheese
    13


Entertainment Budget in Paris
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Paris typically cost an average of $83 (€77) 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.
    $83
    77

The Go City Paris Pass offers great discounts on attractions in Paris. With the Go City Explorer pass, you can choose to visit specific sights and attractions at a discount. Or, you can visit as many included attractions as you like with a multi-day All-Inclusive Pass. The average visitor saves 30% off of the regular admission prices.


Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment in Paris?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Paris are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Paris, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Louvre Entry for Two
    18
  • Admission to Pantheon
    5.00
  • Catacombs (2)
    23


Tips and Handouts Budget in Paris
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Paris is $25 (€23) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Paris is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $25
    23


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Paris
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Paris is $199 (€185), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $199
    185


Alcohol Budget in Paris
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $26 (€24) on alcoholic beverages in Paris per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $26
    24

Recommended

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Paris?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Paris are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Paris, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Wine
    14


Water Budget in Paris
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $2.67 (€2.49) on bottled water in Paris per day. The public water in Paris is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $2.67
    2.49


Last Updated: Sep 6, 2023
Paris on a Budget
Paris The Louvre, Paris
Paris is a dream destination for many people. It's location on the river Seine contributes to its stunning beauty and you can spend many days wandering through its wonderfully diverse neighborhoods. It's known as a city of culture, fashion, food and fun. There is never a shortage of entertainment and activities around town and a highlight of many people's trips to Paris is to explore the city at night, when it truly comes to life. It is not hard to see why this city has received the nickname as the "City of Lights."

The city is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe, with over 2 million people living in the central city and more than 12 million in the entire metropolitan area. A large part of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are world famous monuments and landmarks throughout. It's also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with about 45 million tourists every year.

Paris's climate is oceanic and relatively mild. The summer months are warm, with average temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees C (60 to 80 F). Spring and fall are mild, but temperatures can be somewhat unpredictable. The winter months can be overcast and cold, but daytime temperatures are usually above freezing. Snow is rare but does happen occasionally.
Sights
While there are no shortage of sights in Paris, do not over organize your visit. The city's atmosphere is something to be experienced. If you find yourself rushing from one attraction to the next, then you will miss what Paris is really about. Make a point of walking between destinations and popping into shops or stores that strike your fancy along the way.

The most famous sights in Paris are, of course, the Eiffel Tower, as well as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Catacombs, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Pantheon. And with a huge number of art museums, it's not hard to just spend all of your time admiring paintings, but there's more to see of course. Paris is also a city of gardens and wandering on foot allows you to see the neighborhoods in detail.
Neighborhoods
Paris is divided into 20 districts, or arrondissements. They are numbered 1 through 20 and form a clockwise spiral from the city center. Kilometre Zero is Notre Dame, which is at the very center of the spiral. It's is best to pick up a map before you arrive in town, or get one at one of the tourist information centers around town. They are also available at most hotels.

Activities
As a large, cultural city, there is really no shortage of activities that you can enjoy during your time in Paris. There are almost always shows, concerts and events going on around town. And if you only have 3 days in Paris, other than visiting the landmarks mentioned above, you should spend some time getting to know the city and its events. Some of the most famous events in Paris include Fashion Week, Chinese New Year, the Six Nations Rugby Tournament, the French Tennis Open, La Fete Nationale, Gay Pride, Bastille Day, and Rock en Seine. Finally, here's a great list of things to do if you have 4 days in Paris.

Another popular activity for families is to drive to Disneyland Paris. Here, kids will experience the French version of the American dreamland with plenty of rides, shows, and fun. It's only an hour or so outside of Paris.
Food and Dining
French food is some of the best in the world, and you will find no shortage of options in Paris. If you're on a particularly tight budget, eat a nice meal out at lunch and plan for a picnic dinner. And check out these strategies for saving money on food in Paris, too.

You can enjoy a "business man's" lunch which includes a soup or salad, an entree, and a dessert, all for a reasonable price of around 10 to 15 Euros. It's a great way to sample multiple dishes and try some unique French dishes without blowing your budget. Then you can go to the local market and pick up some fresh fruit or produce as well as French cheese and some wine to enjoy a nice dinner picnic as you watch the city light up at night. If money is less of a concern for you, then enjoy dinner out as well, and make sure you sample some of the more unique and exotic French delicacies that are available at some of the nicer restaurants.

Paris is full of a diverse set of restaurants, with everything from traditional French food to modern cuisine, to streetside cafes. Also, you can find some amazing Vegan restaurants in Paris. The city of light offers something for everyone.

Transportation
You can book train tickets to or from Paris connecting to most cities in Europe. Or, you can buy a France Country Pass from Eurail to save money if you plan to make multiple trips around the country, or the rest of Europe.

Paris is served by several international airports: Charles de Gaulle, Orly, and Beauvais-Tille, all of which provide flights to and from destinations all over the world.

Larger bus companies also run from Paris to other major cities around Europe.
Getting Around Paris
Make sure you spend some time walking around Paris. You can cross much of the city in a few hours and the views and diversity of neighborhoods are well worth the effort. If you're hoping to see more sights in a shorter amount of time, then the metro is a good option. It's best to avoid taking the metro for two or less stops though, because you could cover the distance on foot in about the same amount of time.

The metro stations are marked with a large "M" sign. There are 16 lines and trains arrive every few minutes. The metro can get crowded during rush hour, but the train frequency does increase to help accommodate the situation.

It's possible to rent a bike in Paris and this can be a fun way to explore the city. It's best to have at least some biking experience though, because navigating the city can be a little tricky. Paris continues to add amenities for bikers, but the traffic can still be challenging.

If you can't efficiently reach your destination by metro, then the bus is a good alternative. It's a complicated system, but is, in general, tourist friendly. There are electronic displays on each bus that tell you where you are and what stops remain. This can be very helpful if you're unfamiliar with the city.
Related
Budget-friendly travel tips for Europe
Eiffel Tower Advanced Tickets
Day Trips to the Loire Valley

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.