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Miami, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Miami?

You should plan to spend around $206 per day on your vacation in Miami. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $41 on meals
  • $38 on local transportation
  • $264 on hotels

A one week trip to Miami for two people costs, on average, $2,884. 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
    $206
  • One Week Per person
    $1,442
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,884
  • One Month Per person
    $6,179
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,884
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $5,767
  • One Month For a couple
    $12,359
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Miami cost?

A one week trip to Miami usually costs around $1,442 for one person and $2,884 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Miami on average costs around $2,884 for one person and $5,767 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 Miami will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Miami on average costs around $6,179 for one person and $12,359 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 Miami 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 Miami expensive to visit?

Prices in Miami 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, Miami is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Palm Springs or Toronto.

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

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

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $264
Local Transportation 1 $38
Food 2 $41
Entertainment 1 $31
Alcohol 2 $11 - 34
Accommodation Budget in Miami
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Miami is $132. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Miami is $264. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $132
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $264

Hotel Prices in Miami

Looking for a hotel in Miami? 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 Miami based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $152. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Miami
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Miami is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $38 per person, per day, on local transportation in Miami.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $38

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Flights to Miami
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Rental Cars in Miami
The price of renting a car in Miami 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 Miami?

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


  • Car Rental for a Day
    $18


Food Budget in Miami
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Miami can vary, the average cost of food in Miami is $41 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Miami should cost around $17 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Miami is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $41

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What did other people spend on Food in Miami?

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


  • Lunch with Drinks (for 2)
    $45
  • David's Cafe Lunch (for 1)
    $16


Entertainment Budget in Miami
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Miami typically cost an average of $31 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.
    $31

The Go City Miami Pass offers great discounts on attractions in Miami. With the Go City Explorer pass, you can choose to visit specific sights and attractions at a discount. Or, you can visit as many included attractions as you like with a multi-day All-Inclusive Pass. The average visitor saves 30% off of the regular admission prices.


Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Miami
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $22 on alcoholic beverages in Miami per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $22

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Miami?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Miami are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Miami, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Evening at a Bar
    $32


Water Budget in Miami
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.06 on bottled water in Miami per day. The public water in Miami is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.06


Last Updated: Sep 11, 2022
Miami On a Budget
Miami Miami, Florida
Miami is a popular tourist destination and a modern city in South Florida. It has beautiful white beaches, crystal blue waters, cosmopolitan neighborhoods, impressive shopping, and excellent dining opportunities. It is also a gateway to the Florida Keys, which is another popular destination in South Florida.

Miami is the second most populated city in Florida and the metropolitan area is the most populated in the state with more than 5.4 million people. It's also the 7th largest metro area in the country. The city sits between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades to the west. It covers 110 miles north to south but is a narrow 20 miles east to west.

Miami sits at a low latitude, giving it a subtropical savannah climate. There are two seasons; the warm and dry season between November and April and the hot and wet season between May and October. The coldest months are between December and March when highs are in the upper 70 or low 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer months have highs in the upper 80s or 90s and lows in the mid 70s with high humidity.
Sights
Many people enjoy spending time at the beach while they're here, as the beach is obviously one of the things Miami is famous for, but once you have had your fill of the water, then there are plenty of cultural experiences around town. There are several top rated sights in Miami. Star Island is an artificial island near Miami Beach. The Venetian Pool is a nice limestone quarry which has been made into a pool with a water fall. Oleta River State Recreation Park is a great place to canoe or kayak. Zoo Miami has over 1,200 animals and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a beautiful European inspired estate.
Neighborhoods
In downtown Miami you will find the Central Business District, Park West, Omni, and Brickell. In the northern part of the city you'll find Midtown, Overtown, the Design District, Little Haiti, and Upper Eastside. In the west and southern parts of the city you'll find Little Havana, West Miami, Coral Way, Coconut Grove, and Kendall.

Miami Beach is actually a different municipality from Miami. It sits on a barrier island that is to the east of the city and Biscayne Bay.

Activities
Miami is world famous as a party destination and as such, it has plenty of festivals that are worth visiting. Some of these include the Ultra Music Festival, Calle Ocho, a historic street festival, Carnaval Miami, Miami Fashion Week, and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, among many others.
Food and Dining
There is no shortage of excellent dining options in Miami. Some of the best chefs in the United States have opened restaurants here. You'll find plenty of top five star restaurants, but also some great street food options in the form of hot dogs or ice cream. Obviously, seafood is another excellent food option in Miami as well and there is no shortage of seafood restaurants. Miami is also known for it's Latin cuisine, and Cuban restaurants are quite popular and good. You'll also find dishes from countries throughout South America. Other ethnic foods found around town include Chinese, Japanese and Middle Eastern.

Transportation
Most people choose to fly into Miami International Airport, although Fort Lauderdale International Airport is not far away, less than an hours drive depending on traffic. If you choose to drive to Miami, it is important to realize that traffic can be crazy and chaotic. Driving is generally not a relaxing experience. There is a more elaborate public transportation system in Miami than in any other city in Florida, but it is still frustratingly slow and inconvenient. The bus system covers the entire metropolitan area and connects Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Heavy traffic congestion means that buses can be slow and are often behind schedule.

The Metrorail has the Green and the Orange Line. It's an elevated system that has 23 stations. Tourists may find this system convenient because it connects downtown Miami, Miami International Airport, Dadeland Mall, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Lowe Art Museum, Miami Museum of Science, Village at Merick Park, and many shopping areas.

If you have no shortage of time, then public transportation is an option, but otherwise you want to take taxis or drive yourself to your destinations. Taxis can be expensive and will typically require a phone call for pick up.


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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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.