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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Quebec City?

You should plan to spend around $128 (CA$173) per day on your vacation in Quebec City. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (CA$51) on meals
  • $16 (CA$22) on local transportation
  • $148 (CA$200) on hotels

A one week trip to Quebec City for two people costs, on average, $1,798 (CA$2,425). 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 Quebec City cost?

A one week trip to Quebec City usually costs around $899 (CA$1,212) for one person and $1,798 (CA$2,425) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Quebec City on average costs around $1,798 (CA$2,425) for one person and $3,595 (CA$4,850) 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 Quebec City will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Quebec City on average costs around $3,852 (CA$5,196) for one person and $7,705 (CA$10,392) 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 Quebec City 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 Quebec City expensive to visit?

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

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Quebec City is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Hope, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Quebec City?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$200 ($148)
Local Transportation 1 CA$22 ($16)
Food 2 CA$51 ($37)
Entertainment 1 CA$33 ($24)
Tips and Handouts 1 CA$3 - 10 ($3 - 8)
Alcohol 2 CA$13 - 38 ($9 - 28)
Accommodation Budget in Quebec City
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Quebec City is $74 (CA$100). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Quebec City is $148 (CA$200). 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 Quebec City

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Quebec City based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $150. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Quebec City
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Quebec City is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 (CA$22) per person, per day, on local transportation in Quebec City.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Quebec City?

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

  • Parking in Quebec City

Food Budget in Quebec City
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Quebec City can vary, the average cost of food in Quebec City is $37 (CA$51) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Quebec City should cost around $15 (CA$20) 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.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Quebec City
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Quebec City typically cost an average of $24 (CA$33) 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in Quebec City
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Quebec City is $5.05 (CA$6.81) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Quebec City is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Quebec City
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  • The average person spends about $19 (CA$25) on alcoholic beverages in Quebec City per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Quebec City On a Budget
Quebec City Quebec City Old Town, 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.

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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.