Is Myrtle Beach Expensive?

Is Myrtle Beach expensive to visit?

Myrtle Beach is a moderately priced destination with an average daily cost of $173. Compared to the rest of North America, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It's ranked in the top 50% of cities in North America for its travel costs, comparable to places like Boone and Pocono Mountains.



Myrtle Beach, S.C.

How expensive is Myrtle Beach?

The average cost of traveling to Myrtle Beach can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $173 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Myrtle Beach here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Myrtle Beach?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach will cost around $520 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $1,040.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Myrtle Beach?

On average, a one week trip to Myrtle Beach costs about $1,214 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $2,427.

Is it expensive to backpack in Myrtle Beach?

While Myrtle Beach attracts a few backpackers, traveling on a budget can be challenging because there are only a few hostels around town. The average cost of a hostel in Myrtle Beach is $22 per night. The cheapest beds cost about $19 and the most expensive rooms cost around $24. (See hostel prices in Myrtle Beach here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Myrtle Beach.

  • $24 for a dorm bed at Bposhtels Myrtle Beach South

Are hotels expensive in Myrtle Beach?

From our analysis of hotel prices in Myrtle Beach, we can see that they are fairly affordable and lower in price in comparison to the rest of the world. On average, a night in a hotel room costs approximately $180. The area hosts around 2 five-star hotels, averaging $164 per night. For those with an eye on both comfort and economy, three-star hotels present a reasonable choice at an average of $226 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more economical option at $102 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Myrtle Beach
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 2 $164
4 stars 20 $333
3 stars 313 $226
2 stars 101 $102
1 star 2 $92
No rating 16 $404

8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach
Overall Rating 9.5
8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach
Overall Rating 8.9

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Myrtle Beach?

Activities and things to do in Myrtle Beach can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $46 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is less than the country's average of $55.

    • Myrtle Beach Military History Trolley Tour: $40
    • SUP (stand-up paddboard) Salt Marsh Maze Tour: $45
    • Segway Tour at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex: $54
    • 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Huntington Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach: $69
    • Waccamaw River Nature and Wildlife Tour: $41
    • Kayak Salt Marsh Maze Tour: $45
    • Early Myrtle Beach History and The WWII Years Trolley Tour: $40
    • Myrtle Beach History, Movies and Music Trolley Tour: $40

    Is food expensive in Myrtle Beach?

    Food in Myrtle Beach can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $56 on food per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $58. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    • Polynesian Fire Luau and Dinner Show Ticket in Myrtle Beach: $67
    • Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Myrtle Beach: $50
    • Myrtle Beach: Luau with Polynesian Dinner and Live Show: $71
    • North Myrtle Beach: Dinner Cruise on a Paddle Wheel Boat: $70

    Is transportation expensive in Myrtle Beach?

    Exploring local transportation in Myrtle Beach shows that the price can vary greatly by the type of transportation used. On average, previous travelers have spent $24 per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $46. If you want to save money, use public transit as it's much cheaper than taxis or private drivers.

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