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Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Providence?

You should plan to spend around $210 per day on your vacation in Providence. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $48 on meals
  • $46 on local transportation
  • $228 on hotels

A one week trip to Providence for two people costs, on average, $2,939. 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
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  • 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 Providence cost?

A one week trip to Providence usually costs around $1,469 for one person and $2,939 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Providence on average costs around $2,939 for one person and $5,877 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 Providence will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Providence on average costs around $6,297 for one person and $12,594 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 Providence 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 Providence expensive to visit?

Prices in Providence 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, Providence is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Santa Monica or Mystic.

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

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

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

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Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $228
Local Transportation 1 $46
Food 2 $48
Entertainment 1 $26
Alcohol 2 $7 - 20
Accommodation Budget in Providence
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Providence is $114. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Providence is $228. 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 Providence

Looking for a hotel in Providence? 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 Providence based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $198. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Providence
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Providence is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $46 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

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Providence can vary, the average cost of food in Providence is $48 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Providence should cost around $19 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Providence typically cost an average of $26 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 Providence
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 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.

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.