A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Bangor vs. Pocono Mountains

Should you visit Bangor or Pocono Mountains?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Bangor and Pocono Mountains can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Bangor

Located along the Penobscot River in the U.S. State of Maine, modern Bangor really took off as a center for lumber and shipbuilding industries. Logs could easily be floated down-river to be processed and shipped from port on the Atlantic Ocean 30 miles downstream. Eventually lumbering turned to pulp and paper and shipping turned to railroads, but Bangor remains a city symbolic of industry. The city also has much to offer in shopping and entertainment with bookstores, cafés, restaurants, galleries, and museums located in the downtown area.

Pocono Mountains

The Poconos are a region of mountains, small towns, and natural areas in Eastern Pennsylvania. Located just a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, this region of 4 counties (Wayne, Pike, Monroe, & Carbon) consists of plenty of mountain scenery, gorgeous lakes, historic small towns, ski resorts, state parks, water parks, and more.

Which city is cheaper, Pocono Mountains or Bangor?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bangor is $158, while the average daily cost in Pocono Mountains is $139. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Bangor and Pocono Mountains in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Bangor is $182. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Pocono Mountains is $142. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bangor $91
    Pocono Mountains $71
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bangor $182
    Pocono Mountains $142

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Bangor cost around $43 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $17.

Pocono Mountains food costs typically run travelers around $42 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Bangor $43
    Pocono Mountains $42

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $29 per day to get around in Bangor.

The average price of local transportation around Pocono Mountains is $39 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bangor $29
    Pocono Mountains $39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bangor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bangor:

  • Bangor Accommodation to Belfast City Airport (BHD) - Departure Private Transfer: $51
  • Private Transfer from Bangor to Belfast City Airport (BHD): $57
  • Private Transfer from Bangor – County Down to Belfast Airport (BFS): $107
  • Bangor City to Belfast International Airport (BFS) - Departure Private Transfer: $143

Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $36 per person, per day in Bangor. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Pocono Mountains's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $24 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bangor $36
    Pocono Mountains $24
Typical Entertainment prices in Bangor

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Bangor are as follows:


  • Children's Museum (for 4)
    $32

Tours and Activities in Bangor

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Bangor are as follows:

  • Taste of North Wales - 6 Hour Private Tour from Bangor: $552

Alcohol

The average person spends about $18 on alcoholic beverages in Bangor per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about $11 on alcoholic beverages in Pocono Mountains per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bangor $18
    Pocono Mountains $11


When comparing the travel costs between Bangor and Pocono Mountains, we can see that Bangor is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in North America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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