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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

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How much money will you need for your trip to Dundee? You should plan to spend around £216 ($261) per day on your vacation in Dundee, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, £38 ($46) on meals for one day and £13 ($15) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Dundee for a couple is £296 ($358). So, a trip to Dundee for two people for one week costs on average £3,024 ($3,657). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Dundee for one week usually costs around £1,512 for one person. So, a trip to Dundee for two people costs around £3,024 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs £6,049 in Dundee. 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 Dundee can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Dundee? How much money do I need for Dundee?

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

Accommodation Budget in Dundee
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Dundee is £148. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Dundee is £296.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Dundee
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Dundee is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent £13 per person, per day, on local transportation in Dundee.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Dundee
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Food Budget in Dundee
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Dundee can vary, the average cost of food in Dundee is £38 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Dundee should cost around £15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Dundee is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Dundee?

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

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  • Drinks and Scottish Shortbread at Discovery
  • Kebabs (for 2)

Entertainment Budget in Dundee
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  • Entertainment and activities in Dundee typically cost an average of £85 per person, per day. 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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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Dundee?

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

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Alcohol Budget in Dundee
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  • The average person spends about £10 on alcoholic beverages in Dundee 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 Dundee
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  • On average, people spend £1.95 on bottled water in Dundee per day. The public water in Dundee is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Dundee On a Budget
Dundee Dundee, Scotland
The city of Dundee is in northeast Scotland and sits on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. The city dates back about 800 years and has a rich history. It's conveniently located less than two hours from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen making it an easy journey for anyone looking to do a weekend trip. There's a handful of sights around town and some decent museums worth wandering through.

The city is historically famous for the three J's; jute, jam and journalism. In the past Dundee was famous for its jute mills. These jute factories attracted a lot of immigrant labour and helped establish much of the character of the city. The last factory closed down in 2001 and now many of the old factory buildings have been converted into offices and apartments. Dundee is also famous for its jam and is reported to be the original home of marmalade. The jam was made from the berries grown at the surrounding farms and today you can still find some locally made jam. Finally, Dundee is home to the Dandy and the Beano comics, making journalism a mainstay in the area.

Dundee's climate is Oceanic and temperature and rainfall are typical of that found on the east coast of Scotland. The warmest month is usually July and the warmest day is usually around 25 degrees Celsius.
There are a handful of sights, museums and galleries around town that are worth visiting. Make sure you check out McManus Galleries, Mills Observatory, Sensation Science Centre, Camperdown Wildlife Park, Broughty Castle, Discovery Point. Also be sure and walk through the Howff, which is a very old cemetery in the middle of town. It has tombstones that date back centuries, some of which are from the early 1600s. Verdant Works is a jute musuem that is located in a former jute works. It is operated by the Dundee Heritage trust and is worth a visit if you're interested in the city's history. For those who want a different experience, then a visit to Camperdown Wildlife Park will let you see brown bears, lemurs, wallabies, maras, otters and many different bird species.
Most of the city's sights and attractions are concentrated in the city center. This is likely where you'll spend most of your time as a visitor.

If you're interested in doing some shopping, then the Overgate and the Wellgate are your best options. These shopping malls are the largest in town and are located at opposing ends of the city center. They both have popular international chain stores such as H&M or the Gap.

Another interesting thing to do in Dundee is to go to the Dundee Rep Theatre, which is where you can see the Dundee Rep Ensemble. This is Scotland's only fulltime company of actors. It is also where you can see Scottish Dance Theatre, which is the main dance company of Scotland.

Dundee Contemporary Arts has two art galleries, a two screen cinema, a print studio and a cafe bar. It is also worth a visit.

Other activities include hiking in the Highlands and guided walks through the city.
Food and Dining
The cafe culture has grown in popularity in Dundee in recent years and you'll find no shortage of cafes around town with outdoor seating options when the weather is nice. There are also many fast food or take away restaurants if you're on a particularly tight budget and are hoping to save some money. Nice sit down restaurants are easy to find as well. Pubs are plentiful also, and the best place to grab a drink is in the Hawkhill, Perth Road and West End parts of the city.

If you're on a very tight budget, or are interested in preparing your own meal, then Tesco has many options available to you. The chain is prolific throughout the city to the point that locals sometimes refer to the city as "Tescotown". There is a branch in the city centre, one by the train station on the river side, one in South Road near Sterling Mills and another on the Kingsway. Other options available around town include ASDA and Morrisons supermarket.

It is relatively easy to drive around Dundee and having a private vehicle is helpful if you hope to travel greater distances. There are taxis that are available and reliable. The local bus service is also very extensive with many different routes and connections. It is also reasonably cheap. There are options available including a 10 journey pass or an all day pass if you plan to travel extensively by bus.


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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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