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Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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How much money will you need for your trip to Manchester? You should plan to spend around £184 ($227) per day on your vacation in Manchester, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, £55 ($69) on meals for one day and £19 ($23) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Manchester for a couple is £142 ($176). So, a trip to Manchester for two people for one week costs on average £2,570 ($3,183). 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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A vacation to Manchester for one week usually costs around £1,285 for one person. So, a trip to Manchester for two people costs around £2,570 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs £5,140 in Manchester. 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 Manchester can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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

How much does a trip to Manchester cost? Is Manchester cheap or expensive? The average Manchester trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Manchester prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Manchester
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Manchester is £71. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Manchester is £142. 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 Manchester

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

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Manchester based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $84. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Manchester
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Manchester is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent £19 per person, per day, on local transportation in Manchester.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Manchester
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Rental Cars in Manchester
The price of renting a car in Manchester will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

What did other people spend on Transportation in Manchester?

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

  • Rail to Airport
  • Parking in Manchester

Food Budget in Manchester
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Manchester can vary, the average cost of food in Manchester is £55 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Manchester should cost around £22 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Manchester is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Manchester
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Manchester typically cost an average of £30 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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Alcohol Budget in Manchester
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  • The average person spends about £9.90 on alcoholic beverages in Manchester per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Manchester On a Budget
Manchester Manchester, England
Located in the heart of Northern England, Manchester is the unofficial Capital of the North. Though it dates back as a Roman city, the city boomed in growth during the Industrial Revolution in textiles, and is today one of the most-visited cities in England by overseas travelers.
Historically, Manchester dates back to the ancient Roman settlement of Mamucium. The area of this settlement is today known as Castlefield, which still features architectural remnants from the 16th century. Other highlights of this area include its central location in Manchester's canal network, greenery and wildlife at the Urban Heritage Park, and its important role in industrial times, which is showcased at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Landmarks in architecture and history include sights like the University of Manchester, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Town Hall, St. Ann's Church, and John Ryland's Library, which is home to the earliest known fragment of the New Testament. Known as the "Manchester Fragment," it is a part of St. John’s gospel found near Alexandria, and dates from the first half of the second century, not long after the gospel was first written.

As far as culture, art, and historical learning go, some of Manchester's best museums and galleries include the Museum of Science and Industry, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Museum, Home, Manchester Art Gallery, and the People’s History Museum, amongst others.

For sports enthusiasts, Old Trafford is the stadium that is home to the Lancashire County Cricket Club and the Manchester United Football Club.
Manchester is generally divided into seven districts, which are further broken down into neighborhoods. East Central, North Central, and West Central make up the very heart of the city, and are surrounded by the remaining districts-North, South, University Corridor, and Salford and the Western Districts.

East Central: Includes the Northern Quarter (many independent shops, local live music), Chinatown (east-Asian restaurants, Chinese food and goods), the Gay Village (historic cotton warehouses, famous bars and club, one of the oldest and most-established gay communities in Europe), and Piccadilly Gardens.

North Central: Millennium Quarter, Deansgate, Spinningfields (business district), St. Anne's Square (upmarket shopping), Market Street (shopping), Arndale Center (shopping), St. Peter's Square, and Albert Square (political center, town hall).

West Central: Castlefield (site of the original Roman settlement Mamucium and has been known as Castlefield since Medieval times), and Peter’s Fields (also known as the Exhibition Quarter, with concert halls and exhibition centers).

Visitors can explore the sights of central Manchester easily on foot, either at their own pace or on planned tours for a more guided experience. You might be interested in acquiring a tourist discount card known as the Manchester Card to save money on tours and the city's main attractions. There is plenty to see and do throughout the city from art galleries, historic and cultural museums, and architectural landmarks, to shopping, dining, and theatre entertainment.
Food and Dining
Like any metropolitan hub, Manchester has a rich and varied dining scene. Traditional fare of England consists of anything you might find in a British pub-fish and chips, bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes), stews, soups, and just about any kind of meat pie you could ask for. A few additional specialties include black pudding (black sausage), Manchester caviar (mushy peas), a carbonated beverage called Vimto, the Manchester egg (a pickled egg coated in black pudding and sausage meat, wrapped in panko breadcrumbs, and deep-fried until golden-brown), a pastry known as the Manchester tart, and the Lancashire hotpot made with lamb or mutton and onions and topped with sliced potatoes. With England's imperial history, curry is also a very popular specialty in many British cities, including Manchester-the Curry Mile, for example, features an 800 meter-long stretch of curry restaurants and other Indian goods. English pubs can be found just about everywhere, as well as kebab and pizza shops, but there are also plenty of restaurants serving Asian, Indian, Italian, American, and more.

The city is served by Manchester Airport, located at the southern end of Manchester. It is the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside of London and is listed amongst the 50 largest airports in the world. Destinations include hundreds of locations worldwide, including most major cities in Europe, along with services from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. A full list can be found on Manchester Airport's website.

Direct trains run from the airport to Manchester Piccadilly, and a Metrolink connects the airport to parts of Manchester and outlying towns. Taxis and buses are also available from the airport.
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.

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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