Travel Budget for Orlando

Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Orlando?

How much money will you need for your trip to Orlando? You should plan to spend around $240 per day on your vacation in Orlando, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $50 on meals for one day and $48 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Orlando for a couple is $225. So, a trip to Orlando for two people for one week costs on average $3,365. 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 Orlando for one week usually costs around $1,683 for one person. So, a trip to Orlando for two people costs around $3,365 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $6,731 in Orlando. 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 Orlando can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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

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

Accommodation Budget in Orlando
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Orlando is $112. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Orlando is $225.

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

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AirBnB Prices in Orlando

How much do AirBnB's cost in Orlando? Prices vary by location, size of the place, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

What did other people spend on Hotels in Orlando?

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

  • Animal Kingdom for Two

Food Budget in Orlando
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  • While meal prices in Orlando can vary, the average cost of food in Orlando is $50 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Orlando 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 Orlando is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Orlando?

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

  • Lunch for Two at Epcot

Transportation Budget in Orlando
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Orlando is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $48 per person, per day, on local transportation in Orlando.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Orlando

How much does it cost to go to Orlando? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

What did other people spend on Transportation in Orlando?

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

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Entertainment Budget in Orlando
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  • Entertainment and activities in Orlando typically cost an average of $163 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 Orlando?

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

  • Universal Studios for Two

Tips and Handouts Budget in Orlando
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Orlando is $22 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Orlando is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Orlando
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  • The average person spends about $24 on alcoholic beverages in Orlando 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 Orlando
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  • On average, people spend $4.65 on bottled water in Orlando per day. The public water in Orlando is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Apr 8, 2020
Orlando On a Budget
Orlando Downtown Orlando, Florida
Orlando is a haven for tourists from the entire United States and abroad. The most famous sight in Orlando, Walt Disney World, is not actually located in the city at all, but in nearby Lake Buena Vista. The area attracts over 50 million visitors a year and the city's sprawling development has created amenities and entertainment options for tourists of all ages.

The climate in Orlando is typical of the rest of Florida. It is quite hot and humid in the summer and cooler but comfortable in the winter. It is not unusual for there to be one or two weeks each winter when the weather is uncomfortably cold. Because of the city's extreme popularity as a vacation destination for families, you should time your visit around school and holiday schedules in addition to the weather. Holidays such as spring break and summer vacation can be quite crowded and make for an uncomfortable trip. Prices can also climb significantly higher during these times. It is best to avoid these peak times if at all possible.
Orlando really is about theme parks. It's the home of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World among many others. It has long been the fantasy destination for many children. The largest, and most famous theme park in Orlando is Walt Disney World, which has several parks in its system including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, and Animal Kingdom. It also has many hotels and restaurants over a range of costs and quality levels. In addition to the many hotels, there is a campground, located on the Disney grounds as well.

Many visitors to Disney World purchase a package vacation that includes a hotel stay, some meals, and admission to a variety of the theme parks. Although at first appearance it may appear that Disney's package deals are there best option, it is actually cheaper to stay outside of the theme park in many situations. There are some very discount hotel options around, many of which offer a shuttle to the parks. You can still purchase theme park tickets as a multi day set for a discounted rate, and you will not have to pay the marked up price for the Disney hotel. Recently, Disney also changed their rules regarding food in their theme parks. You are now allowed to pack your own lunch and carry it into the park. This can dramatically cut down on costs for food, particularly if you are traveling with a large family.

Also, the time of year that you visit Orlando can affect the cost of admission to various parks. Don't be afraid to visit during different times of the year, such as the cooler months when the crowds are less. In fact, Orlando at Christmas is a terrific time to visit, as there are plenty of things to do. Other holidays are also plenty of fun.
Orlando and the surrounding suburbs make up a sprawling metropolitan area. Most visitors come for the theme parks, which are located outside of the city proper. International Drive is one of the main tourist drags. It's a major road that is lined with cheap hotels, outlet malls and restaurants. On the south end you'll find Sea World and the Orange County Convention Center.

Downtown Orlando has undergone a recent revitalization. There are many new condos and a young urban population. There are also many bars, clubs and restaurants that are worth visiting.

In addition to Orlando, the metropolitan area also includes the cities of Altamonte Springs, Davenport, Kissimmee and Winter Park. Kissimmee is where you'll find Walt Disney World. The western side has cheap hotels that appeal to tourists. The Disney designed town of Celebration is also close by and worth a visit.

In addition to visiting any of the many theme parks around Orlando and the surrounding areas, there are many other entertainment options that appeal to adults and kids alike. Popular activities include golf, tennis, shopping, or attending a sporting event such as an Orlando Magic game.
Food and Dining
There are several areas in Orlando that offer a high concentration of restaurants for visitors. CityWalk at Universal Orlando is a great option. There you will find Margaritaville, Hard Rock Cafe, Pastamore, NASCAR Cafe among other options. You do have to pay for parking ($14 during the day and $5 after 6PM except during certain times).

Disney Springs (formerly known as "Downtown Disney") also has a variety of options such as Rainforest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and many other restaurants with fun atmospheres. Disney's Epcot Center offer's a variety of international dining options within the park. Favorites include the Moroccan restaurant and the Canadian steakhouse.

If you're looking for something a little different, head to downtown Orlando. There you'll find some of the city's best restaurants with options including French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.

It is possible to travel in Orlando without a car, particularly if you stay within the Disney grounds. If you hope to visit any other theme parks however, it can be far less efficient without a vehicle. The city is known for its sprawling development and most of the area's attractions are located far from each other or the downtown part of the city. Many are in nearby cities such as Kissimmee and Lake Buena Vista. Driving is relatively easy and the roads are of great quality. Traffic congestion can be high during the holiday seasons or when parks are first opening or closing. Road construction projects are also not uncommon.

It is very easy and relatively affordable to rent a car in Orlando. Arranging the vehicle in advance will offer you the best rates. All of the major rental companies are available including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, National, and Thrifty.

Taxis are available from any of the dozens of taxi companies located in the city. It's relatively easy to find a taxi from the airport to your hotel or from you hotel to a theme park. Prices, however, can be quite expensive. If you plan to be in town for any significant amount of time then this option is less convenient than renting a vehicle.


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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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Travel Tips

Cheaper Disney Accommodation

By wanderinggurl in Accommodation
Consider staying outside of the Disney World complex when traveling to Orlando. There are discount hotels that can run as cheap as $40 a night within a couple of miles of the park. You might miss out on a little of the Disney ambiance, but after a full day wandering the park, a break might be necessary.

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