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Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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How much money will you need for your trip to Providence? You should plan to spend around $168 per day on your vacation in Providence, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $38 on meals for one day and $37 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Providence for a couple is $182. So, a trip to Providence for two people for one week costs on average $2,351. 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
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Providence for one week usually costs around $1,175 for one person. So, a trip to Providence for two people costs around $2,351 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $4,702 in Providence. 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 Providence can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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

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

Accommodation Budget in Providence
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Providence is $91. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Providence is $182.

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

Hotels in Providence

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Transportation Budget in Providence
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Providence is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $37 per person, per day, on local transportation in Providence.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Providence
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Rental Cars in Providence
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Food Budget in Providence
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Providence can vary, the average cost of food in Providence is $38 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Providence should cost around $15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Providence is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Providence
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  • Entertainment and activities in Providence typically cost an average of $21 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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Alcohol Budget in Providence
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  • The average person spends about $11 on alcoholic beverages in Providence per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Providence On a Budget
Providence Providence, RI
Providence is the state capital and the largest city in Rhode Island. It's a fascinating city to visit with diverse neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and a rich history. Like much of New England, the winters are cold and snowy with milder summers. It's a great year round destination that has a beautiful setting whether it's covered in snow or in full bloom.
For tourists, there are four neighborhoods that are most interesting in Providence.

Downcity is where you'll find the downtown core as well as Waterplace Park, the Providence Place Mall, and Capitol Hill.

Federal Hill is to the west of the downtown area and runs along Atwells Avenue. This area is popular for its lively nightlife scene and Italian restaurants.

College Hill/The East Side is where you'll find Brown University. It has many of the city's most historical and beautiful homes as well as diverse shops and restaurants. The neighborhood runs along Thayer Street where it meets Angell Street.

South Providence begins at Elmwood Avenue and Broad Street. This area has diverse, international restaurants that include Spanish and Chinese options. The area is about a 15 minute drive from downtown.

Providence has a wide variety of activities that visitors can enjoy including live shows, live concerts, seasonal festivals and more. Some of the more popular venues include the Providence Performing Arts Center, Avon Cinema, Dunkin' Donuts Center, the Rhode Island Convention Center, the Century Lounge, and Monet Lounge. During the summer months it's well worth exploring Water Place Park which has pedestrian walkways and live music.
Food and Dining
Providence has a combination of local restaurants and chain restaurants. Popular areas with great restaurants include Downtown Providence, Providence Place Mall, Thayer Street, and Federal Hill. Providence Place Mall has the typical mall style restaurants like P.F. Changs, the Cheesecake Factory, and Uno Chicago Grill. Thayer Street has a number of international restaurants including Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Greek. Federal Hill has good, upscale restaurants as well as a few great dessert cafes.

Downtown Providence is compact and walkable. Parking isn't particularly challenging to find, particularly if you're willing to pay for it. The public transportation system is based on buses that are generally reliable, but many visitors prefer to drive. Historic Providence also has two downtown lines that are part of the Providence LINK Trolley system. They cost $2 a ride and are a convenient way to get around.
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.

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