A Travel Price Comparison for United States of America New Orleans vs. Boise for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit New Orleans or Boise?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between New Orleans and Boise can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: New Orleans or Boise?

New Orleans

New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, and it is a cultural city that is the home of jazz, unique cuisine, and Mardi Gras in the U.S. It was established in 1718 and is one of the oldest cities in the country. The culture of the city has a mix of French, Creole, African American, Caribbean, Irish, Haitian, German and Vietnamese. There's an energy and atmosphere that is unlike any place else.

Boise

The capital of the U.S. state of Idaho, Boise is an urban center with the adventure of the outdoors just a step away. The metropolis itself has an active arts community and a lively downtown filled with shops and restaurants. Boise is a regional hub for jazz, theater, and indie music, hosting musical festivals throughout the year and several theater groups that operate in the city. There is even a Department of Arts and History that was created with the goal of promoting the arts, culture, and history of the city among its residents and visitors.

Which place is cheaper, Boise or New Orleans?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in New Orleans is $239, while the average daily cost in Boise is $146. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for New Orleans and Boise in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    New Orleans $125
    Boise $75
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    New Orleans $250
    Boise $150
Compare Hotels in New Orleans and Boise

Looking for a hotel in New Orleans or Boise? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in New Orleans


Hotels in Boise


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: New Orleans Hotel Prices and Boise Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    New Orleans $51
    Boise $34
Typical Local Transportation Prices in New Orleans

Some typical examples of transportation costs in New Orleans are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in New Orleans

Also for New Orleans, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfer from New Orleans MSY or Port to New Orleans by Minibus: $169
  • Transfer from New Orleans MSY or Port to New Orleans City by SUV: $93
  • Private transfer: New Orleans to New Orleans Airport (MSY): $133
  • Private Transfer: New Orleans to Louis Armstrong Airport MSY in Luxury SUV : $116
  • Private Transfer: New Orleans to Louis Armstrong Airport MSY in Business Car: $104
  • Private Transfer: New Orleans Airport MSY to Cruise Port in SUV: $116
  • Private Transfer: Louis Armstrong Airport MSY to New Orleans in Luxury SUV: $116
  • Private Transfer: Louis Armstrong Airport MSY to New Orleans in Business Car: $104
  • Private Transfer: Cruise Port to New Orleans Airport MSY in SUV: $116
  • Private Transfer to/from Louis Armstrong Intl Airport and NOLA: $42
  • Private Transfer in a Luxury Sedan from Louis Armstrong Airport: $69
  • Private Transfer in New Orleans (MSY) Airport/Home/Hotel/Work : $49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Boise

Also for Boise, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Boise Air Terminal Airport One Way Transfer : $80

Is it cheaper to fly into New Orleans or Boise?

Prices for flights to both Boise and New Orleans change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    New Orleans $45
    Boise $45

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in New Orleans

For New Orleans, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • New Orleans Food Tour: $37
  • New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Demonstration Cooking Class: $38
  • French Quarter Food Tour: $42
  • New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal: $42
  • Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner: $55
  • Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option: $55
  • Signature Flavors of New Orleans Food Tour of the French Quarter: $59
  • New Orleans Signature Tastes of the French Quarter Food Tour: $66
  • The Finest Taste and Flavors of the French Quarter Food Tour: $70
  • French Quarter Food Tour with a Local: $76
  • The Premier New Orleans Food Tour: $77
  • New Orleans Original Seafood Tour of the French Quarter: $80

Typical Food Prices in Boise

For Boise, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Hotel
    $59
  • Cracker Barrel Lunch (for 4)
    $55

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    New Orleans $55
    Boise $30
Typical Entertainment Prices in New Orleans

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for New Orleans's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Zoo & Aquarium Tickets (2)
    $75
  • Riverboat Cruise
    $70
  • French Quarter City Tour
    $100

Tours and Activities in New Orleans

For New Orleans, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Bom Creole Dining Experience w/ Pool and Louisiana Native Chef : $135
  • Creole French Quarter Walking Tour: $30
  • Small Airboat & Oak Alley Plantation Combo Guided Tour: $175
  • The National WWII Museum Admission + Campaigns of Courage Guided Tour Ticket: $68
  • True Crime, Whores and Gore FQ Walking Tour: $30
  • Walking Instagram Photo Tour in the French Quarter New Orleans: $27
  • Whitney Plantation Tour with Transportation: $78
  • 2 Hour Guided Historical Walking Tour in Treme: $30
  • 2-Hour French Quarter Ghost Walking Tour in New Orleans: $40
  • 2-Hour Guided French Quarter Vampire Walking Tour: $25
  • 45 Minute Highlights Tour of the French Quarter: $23
  • 60-minute Tremé Walking Tour & Photo Experience: $15

Typical Entertainment Prices in Boise

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Boise's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Edwards Boise Imax
    $27

Tours and Activities in Boise

For Boise, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Boise River Guided Rafting, Swimming and Wildlife Tour: $67
  • Boise Scavenger Hunt Adventure: $21
  • Boise Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $14
  • Boise Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $14
  • Scavenger Hunt Adventure Self-Guided City Game: $10
  • Hells Canyon Kirkwood Jet Boat Tour near Boise, Idaho: $218
  • Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Boise by 3Quest Challenge: $10

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    New Orleans $60
    Boise $24

Sample the Local Flavors in New Orleans

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in New Orleans:

  • Hop on, Hop off Craft Brewery Bus in New Orleans: $10
  • Discovering the Flavors of Louisiana: Rum & Gin Distillery Tour: $11
  • Haunted Pub Crawl In-App Audio Tour (ENG): $13
  • Guided Distillery Tour & Rum Tasting: $15
  • Guided Rum Distillery Tour and Tasting: $15
  • Private New Orleans Seafood Bar Crawl: $15
  • New Orleans Distillery Tour and Rum Tasting with Guide: $15
  • Spooky Ghost and Haunted Pub Crawl Tour: $17
  • Ghost Tour and Haunted Pub Crawl Party: $25
  • Haunted Pub Crawl in New Orleans: $26
  • New Orleans Original True Crime Pub Crawl: $29
  • Spooky Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl - Ghost Tour in New Orleans: $29


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between New Orleans and Boise, we can see that New Orleans is more expensive. And not only is Boise much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Boise would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Boise and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in New Orleans would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in New Orleans than you might in Boise.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is New Orleans Expensive? and Is Boise Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, New Orleans or Boise?

New Orleans has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Boise. When comparing the sizes of New Orleans and Boise, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.