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Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

How much does it cost to travel to Nice?

You should plan to spend around $143 (€131) per day on your vacation in Nice. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $53 (€49) on meals
  • $27 (€25) on local transportation
  • $128 (€118) on hotels

A one week trip to Nice for two people costs, on average, $1,998 (€1,838). 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 Nice cost?

A one week trip to Nice usually costs around $999 (€919) for one person and $1,998 (€1,838) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Nice on average costs around $1,998 (€1,838) for one person and $3,996 (€3,676) 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 Nice will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Nice on average costs around $4,281 (€3,938) for one person and $8,562 (€7,876) 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 Nice 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 Nice expensive to visit?

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

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Nice is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Trento or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Nice?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 118 ($128)
Local Transportation 1 25 ($27)
Food 2 49 ($53)
Entertainment 1 12 ($13)
Alcohol 2 8 - 25 ($9 - 27)
Accommodation Budget in Nice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Nice is $64 (€59). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Nice is $128 (€118). 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 Nice

Looking for a hotel in Nice? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Nice based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $97. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Nice
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Nice is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $27 (€25) per person, per day, on local transportation in Nice.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Nice
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Rental Cars in Nice
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Food Budget in Nice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Nice can vary, the average cost of food in Nice is $53 (€49) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Nice should cost around $21 (€20) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Nice is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Nice?

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

  • Slushee
  • Strawberries
  • Loaf of Bread

Entertainment Budget in Nice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Nice typically cost an average of $13 (€12) 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.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Nice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $18 (€17) on alcoholic beverages in Nice per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Nice
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $4.35 (€4.00) on bottled water in Nice per day. The public water in Nice is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Nice On a Budget
Nice Nice, France
Nice, in the French Riviera, is one of the most popular destinations in France. It's located on the southeast coast along the Mediterranean Sea and is the second largest French city on the Mediterranean. It is an energetic city that attracts all types of vacationers from every age group and demographic. It's the 5th largest city in the country and is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes departement. The metropolitan area has a population of about 1 million.

The Gallo-Roman ruins of Cimiez point to the origins of the city. This area, in the hills, has a monastery and several museums but today the major population area is closer to sea level.

Nice has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and a moderate amount of rain. Summers are very hot and dry with a maximum temperature usually around 27 degrees Celsius. Early fall is still sunny but as the months progress it becomes more cloudy and rainy, but still warm. Early winter is cooler but still comfortable and frost and snow are rare, even in the coldest months. It usually doesn't drop much below 5 degrees Celsius. Spring can be rainy but warmer.
The Promenade des Anglais, the famous waterfront, has entertaining for all types. Visit the Colline du Chateau, which offers views of the whole city as well as Baie des Anges. You have the option to either climb the stairs or use the lift to reach the ruined castle.

The beaches themselves are predominately rock, but there are beautiful views, interesting walks along the waterfront, restaurants, museums, and plenty of forms of entertainment. If you only have one day in Nice, then all of these places should and can be on your to-do list.
The city center is a popular area to walk around in Nice. There are many different neighborhoods within the city, each with its own character.

The Old Town has many narrow streets, the Flower Market and plenty of cafes, shops, and tourist sights. The Chateau is reached by climbing steps to the top of the hill, which offers great views. The Port area is near Old Town and is often overlooked by tourists. It has some great restaurants and popular nightclubs. The Sea Front is where you will find Promenade des Anglais, which has beaches, seaside restaurants, and plenty of places to walk. Musiciens is an upscale residential area with many second homes owned by Europeans and internationals. Cimiez has a rich history, picnic areas, and gardens. The Russian district has an old orthodox Russian Cathedral and Valrose is where you'll find the University of Nice.

Many people head to the beaches in Nice, but don't expect sand. Most beaches are pebbled and they are not ideal for sunbathing. The warm, blue waters are perfect for a swim though, and you shouldn't pass up this opportunity. If you're determined to find a sand beach, you'll have better luck in some of the nearby towns such as Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes and Cannes. These can be reached by TAM bus. In fact, Nice has plenty of beautiful towns nearby that you should check out. Many are very scenic and worth visiting as day trips.
Food and Dining
Popular local dishes include socca, which is a chickpea flat bread, and Pan Bagnat, a type of tuna fish sandwich. Seafood is common in most restaurants but some restaurants are better than others. It's worth going to the daily market in Vieux Nice where you can find fresh, local produce. Preparing meals for yourself will help you save a lot of money and the local ingredients are very good. There aren't many budget friendly restaurants in Nice, but baguettes are a good lunch option. The most reasonably priced restaurants are in the Port neighborhood. Many restaurants have set menus at lunch time which are reasonably priced. They usually include two courses and sometimes also include coffee or wine.

The main bus network in Nice is Lignes d'Azur. There are over 100 routes and this is the main mode of transportation for residents. There's also an inter-urban network, the TAM, that connects all of the Eastern Riviera towns between Cannes and Menton. This is popular with tourists. There is also a tram line that makes a U-shaped route from Las Planas in the northeast to Pont St Michel in the northwest. It also connects the main train station with the bus station, downtown area, and the university. The route is more popular with locals than it is with tourists.

Taxis are available but are expensive and best avoided. It is best to catch a taxi at a designated location because few respond to being hailed. It is easiest to find them near the train station and larger hotels.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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