Travel Budget for Quebec City

Quebec, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Quebec City?

How much money will you need for your trip to Quebec City? You should plan to spend around CA$122 ($89) per day on your vacation in Quebec City, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CA$31 ($23) on meals for one day and CA$17 ($12) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Quebec City for a couple is CA$153 ($112). So, a trip to Quebec City for two people for one week costs on average CA$1,712 ($1,250). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Quebec City for one week usually costs around CA$856 for one person. So, a trip to Quebec City for two people costs around CA$1,712 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CA$3,424 in Quebec City. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Quebec City can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Quebec City?

How much does a trip to Quebec City cost? Is Quebec City expensive? The average Quebec City trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Quebec City prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

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

The cost of a taxi ride in Quebec City is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CA$17 per person, per day, on local transportation in Quebec City.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2019
Flights to Quebec City

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How much money do I need for Quebec City?

Typical travel prices in Quebec City are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Quebec City. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Quebec City can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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Typical tour prices for Quebec City

How much do tours to Quebec City cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    11 days
    $ 2250
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    15 days
    $ 2060
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    14 days
    $ 1480
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    8 days
    $ 1100
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Quebec City Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City is the capital of the Quebec province. It has a dramatic location on the cliffs by St. Lawrence Seaway and the city's Old Town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quebec is a mid sized city with a population of about 700,000. Most of the economy is administrative and bureaucratic, but the city has a very impressive history as the fortress capital of New France. French is the official language of the entire province, but most people in the tourist areas of Quebec City speak English.

Quebec's climate is humid continental. There are four distinct seasons. Summers are warm with high humidity. Winters are cold, windy, and snowy with highs in the low 20s Fahrenheit. Snow is usually on the ground from December to April. Spring and Fall are both short and cool, with occasional warm days.
The vast majority of the sights in Quebec City are located in the Old Town. There are many small boutique shops and historical buildings with interesting architecture in this area.

In the Haute-Ville area you will find Chateau Frontenac, which is a beautiful, old hotel. Dufferin Terrace is the nearby boardwalk. Other sights in the area include Musee National des Beaux-arts du Quebec, Musee de l'Amerique francaise, Morrin Centre, Plains of Abraham Battlefield Park, and the Citadel.

In Basse-ville, the main sights include Place-Royale, which is a beautiful public square, and Musee de la civilisation, which has an exhibit of Quebec's history. Petit Champlain is also in this area. It's a small neighborhood that is one of the oldest commerical districts in North America. The streets are lined with shops and cafes and its a great area to explore.
Most of the sights of interest are in the Old Town, which is still surrounded by its original walls. Haute-Ville (Upper Town), and Basse-Ville (Lower Town) have a variety of neighborhoods worth visiting. These include Saint-Roch, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montcalm, Vieux-Port and Limoilou. Downtown Quebec City is just west of the Old Town. Levis is a town that is located on the other side of the St. Lawrence River. It can be reached by ferry.

If you're looking for some interesting ways to see the city there are a handful of options for tourists. These include horse drawn carriages, cruises along the St. Lawrence River, and a handful of walking tours which are offered through a variety of tourist companies.

Events in the city include the Winter Carnival, the Saint-Jean Baptiste Celebration, Festival d'ete, Edwin-Belanger Bandstand, the Festival of New France, and the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands.
Food and Dining
Quebec City has excellent food. The cafe culture thrives here and it is easy to find a quaint cafe around Marche Champlain and around the Chateau. Food in the city can be quite expensive, even at informal cafes or markets. Cheaper options include a traditional tourtiere quebecoise, which is a meat pie, or a poutine, which is a traditional Canadian dish of fries covered in gravy and cheese curds. If you want to fully embrace the dining experience, many restaurants offer table d'hote specials, which are full course, fixed price meals. Most restaurants in the Old Town have menus in both French and English.

If you want to prepare your own meal or enjoy a light picnic, then there are many markets around town that sell a variety of local cheeses. Specialties include brie and camembert style cheeses.

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The easiest way to explore Quebec City is on foot. The Old Town is quite compact with many cobblestone streets. You can also head into the nearby neighborhoods, some of which are connected by staircases. You really want to spend as much time as possible wandering on foot through Quebec City as this is the best way to experience the atmosphere and culture of the city.

Driving in the Old Town can be challenging because of the narrow, cobblestoned streets, many of which are one way. Parking is also difficult to find and parking regulations are strictly enforced. In the areas outside of Old Town it is helpful to have a car. If you don't have a car and plan to venture further than the nearby neighborhoods, there is a decent bus system that is efficient and easy to understand.

There is also a ferry from Quebec to Levis that takes about 15 minutes and runs year around.


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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.

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