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Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Atlantic City?

You should plan to spend around $154 per day on your vacation in Atlantic City. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $50 on meals
  • $40 on local transportation
  • $146 on hotels

A one week trip to Atlantic City for two people costs, on average, $2,152. 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 Atlantic City cost?

A one week trip to Atlantic City usually costs around $1,076 for one person and $2,152 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Atlantic City on average costs around $2,152 for one person and $4,305 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 Atlantic City will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Atlantic City on average costs around $4,612 for one person and $9,225 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 Atlantic City 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 Atlantic City expensive to visit?

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

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Atlantic City is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Woodstock or Colorado Springs.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Atlantic City?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $146
Local Transportation 1 $40
Food 2 $50
Entertainment 1 $44
Alcohol 2 $20 - 59
Accommodation Budget in Atlantic City
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Atlantic City is $73. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Atlantic City is $146. 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 Atlantic City

Looking for a hotel in Atlantic City? 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 Atlantic City based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $116. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Atlantic City
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Atlantic City is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $40 per person, per day, on local transportation in Atlantic City.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Atlantic City
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Rental Cars in Atlantic City
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Food Budget in Atlantic City
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Atlantic City can vary, the average cost of food in Atlantic City is $50 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Atlantic City should cost around $20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Atlantic City is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Atlantic City
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Atlantic City typically cost an average of $44 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 Atlantic City
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $39 on alcoholic beverages in Atlantic City per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Atlantic City On a Budget
Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City, on the southeastern coast of New Jersey, is a popular destination for gambling, partying, and generally having fun. The beach is lined with casinos, many with famous names, and there's a boardwalk that offers a diverse experience. Most people don't head to Atlantic City for the beaches - it's the casinos and partying that draws a crowd. This is a popular spot for bachelor and bachelorette parties, or anybody looking for an affordable place to gamble.

There is no shortage of hotels to stay at in Atlantic City. Most are chains with affordable prices. It's easy to experience Atlantic City on a budget, just don't gamble away your savings!
Atlantic City is really about the casinos, but if you venture outside a bit, there are some interesting attractions. Head to the Atlantic City Aquarium to see a bit of wildlife. There's also the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Absecon Lighthouse. Slightly more unique attractions include Lucy the Elephant, a 65 ton building designed to look like and elephant, and Monopoly Monument. Also make sure you check out one of Atlantic City's famous live shows at Boardwalk Hall.
Tourists typically spend their time either the Boardwalk or the Marina areas. The Boardwalk runs along Pacific Avenue right by the beach. This area is where you'll find the famous casino hotels including popular names like Tropicana, Caesars, and Trump Taj Mahal. There are plenty of restaurants in the area.

The Marina is where cruise ships dock. This is also where fishing charter boats depart from. The area has a handful of casinos, including Golden Nugget, Harrah's and the Borgata. It's connected to the boardwalk by the Jitney buses.

Budget travelers sometimes stay along Route 30 where there are cheaper chain hotels and budget chain restaurants.

Casinos, partying, and shows are the activities of choice in Atlantic City. For guests who want to get out on the water, there's fishing and other activities to choose from as well along the beach.
Food and Dining
There's no shortage of cheap restaurants to choose from in Atlantic City, but for visitors who want a little more, there are also some good upscale restaurants to choose from. There's a wide variety of cuisine types to choose from including seafood, pizza, subs, and more.

The Boardwalk is 4 miles long and many visitors choose to walk from casino to casino. Street parking is a bit hard to come by, but the casinos offer garage parking for an affordable price. If you want a more unique experience, there are old-fashioned rolling chairs that you can hire to travel up and down the route. You'll pay at least $5 plus tip for the ride. Alternatively, you can pick up a taxi easily and you'll pay about $13 plus tip for the ride.

The Atlantic City Jitney runs minibuses between the Marina and the Boardwalk. The fare is $2.25 and they run 24 hours a day.

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.