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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Las Vegas?

You should plan to spend around $116 per day on your vacation in Las Vegas. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 on meals
  • $19 on local transportation
  • $119 on hotels

A one week trip to Las Vegas for two people costs, on average, $1,625. 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
    $116
  • One Week Per person
    $813
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,625
  • One Month Per person
    $3,483
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,625
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,251
  • One Month For a couple
    $6,965
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Las Vegas cost?

A one week trip to Las Vegas usually costs around $813 for one person and $1,625 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Las Vegas on average costs around $1,625 for one person and $3,251 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 Las Vegas will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Las Vegas on average costs around $3,483 for one person and $6,965 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 Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas expensive to visit?

Las Vegas is a somewhat more expensive place to visit. Located in the United States of America, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will need to plan for the extra expenses of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. When visiting, expect to pay somewhat higher prices for accommodation, food, and activities.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Las Vegas is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Las Vegas is generally more expensive than most.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Las Vegas?

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $119
Local Transportation 1 $19
Food 2 $31
Entertainment 1 $30
Tips and Handouts 1 $3 - 9
Alcohol 2 $10 - 30
Accommodation Budget in Las Vegas
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Las Vegas is $59. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Las Vegas is $119. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $59
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $119

Hotel Prices in Las Vegas

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Las Vegas based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $96. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Las Vegas
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Las Vegas is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 per person, per day, on local transportation in Las Vegas.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $19

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Las Vegas?

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


  • 24 Hr Bus Pass
    $15
  • 24 hrs Deuce Bus
    $7.00
  • Taxi from Airport to the Strip
    $36


Food Budget in Las Vegas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Las Vegas can vary, the average cost of food in Las Vegas is $31 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Las Vegas should cost around $12 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Las Vegas is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $31

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What did other people spend on Food in Las Vegas?

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


  • Coffee
    $5.00
  • Deep Fried Twinkie
    $1.07
  • Chocolate Dip Banana
    $1.07
  • Gelato
    $5.95


Entertainment Budget in Las Vegas
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Las Vegas typically cost an average of $30 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.
    $30

The Go City Las Vegas Pass offers great discounts on attractions in Las Vegas. 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.


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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Las Vegas?

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


  • Wedding Chapel
    $139
  • Atomic Testing Museum (two people)
    $12
  • Gondola Ride (4 person)
    $64
  • Monorail Ride
    $5.00
  • NY NY Rollercoaster
    $14
  • Circus Circus Adventure Dome Day Pass
    $26


Tips and Handouts Budget in Las Vegas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Las Vegas is $5.80 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Las Vegas is 10% - 20%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $5.80


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Las Vegas
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 Las Vegas is $125, as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $125


Alcohol Budget in Las Vegas
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $20 on alcoholic beverages in Las Vegas per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $20

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Water Budget in Las Vegas
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $3.48 on bottled water in Las Vegas per day. The public water in Las Vegas is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $3.48


Last Updated: Feb 22, 2023
Expert Advice from Local Travelers

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How can you save money during your time in Las Vegas?

We used to stay off the Strip because the hotels were cheaper, but honestly it was more hassle than it's worth. Pay the extra money and stay on the Strip where you can use the transportation or walk everywhere.

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Apr 18 2024

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Las Vegas on a Budget
Las Vegas Las Vegas Skyline
Las Vegas has long been the gambling capital of the United States. Known as "Sin City," it is a hot spot for bachelor and bachelorette parties, but in recent years it has seen a dramatic increase in weddings and business conferences. It is the largest city in the state of Nevada and one of the most visited and well known cities in the country. It is located in the Mojave Desert in South Nevada and has a very arid climate with very hot and dry summers. The average high in July is 104 degrees Fahrenheit, but as many people like to say "its a dry heat." Winters are cooler and pleasant with highs around 60 degrees Fahrenheits. Snow is very rare but the surrounding mountains are often topped with snow during the winter months.

Las Vegas is no longer the budget destination it once was, but it is possible to still find some decent deals if you travel here during the week or stay away from the main "strip". On weekends, prices rise dramatically. It will also save you a lot of money if you find a hotel that is a block or two from the strip. You don't want to stay too far away though, particularly if you don't have access to a car, as the strip is where most of the activities are.
Sights
Las Vegas is known for its glitzy and glamorous hotels, many of which are over the top. These hotels are an attraction in and of themselves. In recent years the city has attempted to clean up its image and several of the new hotels, including the Wynn and the Rio, are more elegant and high end. Some of the classic hotels remain favorites however. Definitely pop your head into the Venetian, with Venice like canals and real gondola rides. Also check out New York, New York, with props that create the image of a New York Street.

Whatever your interest, Las Vegas truly is a Disney World for adults. With so much to see and do in addition to the casinos, it would be quite easy to spend at least 3 days in Las Vegas to make sure you see everything. The city offers amusement park rides, theatre experiences, nightlife, and more.
Neighborhoods
Las Vegas can be divided into 14 neighborhoods. Paradise is where you'll find the Strip, UNLV and McCarran International Airport. Downtown Las Vegas is centered around Fremont Street, about a mile from the Strip, and is where you'll find vintage Vegas. Other neighborhoods around the city include Summerlin, Centennial Hills, Green Valley, Nellis Air Force Base, Chinatown, Sunrise Manor, Paradise Palms, Aliante/Sun City, Whitney, Spring Valley, Henderson, and Blue Diamond.

Activities
While gambling is the obvious activity in this city, there are a surprising variety of activities you can enjoy if betting your money away isn't your style. There are countless shows you can see with some of the most popular being "Blue Man Group" and "Cirque du Soleil." Other attractions include Indoor Skydiving or Helicopter tours. You can also book trips to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam from Las Vegas.

Many of the large hotels also have plenty of other activities (some of which are free). You can visit the White Tiger habitat at the Mirage, pay a little bit of money to enjoy the Caesars Palace pool for a great swim, see the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, watch the fountains and lights in front of the Bellagio at night, and see the amazing light-up "ceiling" on the old area of Fremont Street. Other popular sights include the Adventuredome at Circus Circus, the Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio, and The Mob Museum.

Nightlife is also a huge draw to Las Vegas, as the city never sleeps. Every major hotel and casino has some sort of nightclub or two. Bars are plentiful as well. Whether you want to dress up all fancy or go casual, Vegas has something for everyone. And keep an eye out for all of the couples that just got married, too. Vegas is a very popular place to elope, after all.

Plenty of nearby places in the region are also accessible from Las Vegas, including the Hoover Dam, some national parks, and good hiking spots. For more ideas, check out this guide to day trips from Las Vegas to help plan your trips.
Food and Dining
Las Vegas has vastly improved it's image as a top food city in the United States. Many of the country's top chefs have moved here and opened restaurants, meaning your food selection is endless. You can truly find world class restaurants with gourmet food selections. If you're a "foodie" then Las Vegas is becoming a new hotspot to try the newest culinary trends.

Las Vegas also made the all-you-can-eat buffet a mainstay. Like everything else in the city, buffets in Las Vegas are taken to the extreme. The high end hotels usually have the most expensive and most impressive buffets, with budget hotels offering cheaper counterparts. You can usually save a few dollars by enjoying the buffet on a week day or at lunch, although the selections may not be as good.

Transportation
If you're planning to spend all of your time on the Strip, then you can easily walk between the casinos. Many are connected so that you don't even have to go outside, while others have convenient bridges to cross the streets. Still, the Strip is actually just under two miles long, so the walk can be long and tiring in the summer heat. The Las Vegas Monorail is a comfortable and reasonable option for traveling around. It runs along the east side of the Strip and there are stops at or near several hotels as well as the Las Vegas Convention Center. A one way ticket is $5 and a one day pass is $15. If you're traveling with a few friends, it may be cheaper to take a taxi or Uber/Lyft.

Buses are a cheap and good option as well. They travel both up and down the Strip and to and from downtown. The buses are also air conditioned, which makes for a refreshing break during the summer months. There are actually two routes along Las Vegas Boulevard. The Deuce is a London style double-decker bus and the Express is a long accordion style bus. You can buy a two hour pass for $6.00.

Taxis are also a good option in Las Vegas. They are relatively cheap but when there is a lot of traffic, prices can creep up quickly and walking is often the same speed. It is required that the taxi driver use the meter and take the shortest route. There is an extra charge if you're picking up a taxi at the airport.


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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.