Is Providence Expensive?

Is Providence expensive to visit?

Providence is a popular destination that is also moderately priced. It falls in the middle range of travel cost prices globaly with a daily average travel cost of $210. If we compare it to the rest of North America, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It ranks in the top 50% of cities in North America for its travel costs. Its travel costs are comparable with places such as Santa Monica and Mystic.



Providence, RI

How expensive is Providence?

For a trip to Providence, travelers spend on average $210 per day (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations from previous visitors. As this is an average cost, your individual spending may vary, especially since there's a wide range of accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment options here. If you stick to moderately-priced hotels and restaurants, as well as take advantage of some of free things to do in the area, you can stick close to the average budget. See more travel costs for Providence here to see how all of the average spending costs pan out.

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

On average, a weekend trip to Providence costs about $630 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 weekend trip costs $1,259.

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

A one week trip to Providence costs about $1,469 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $2,939.

Is it expensive to backpack in Providence?

Providence has a very limited selection of hostels and budget accommodation, so it's not the first place that comes to mind for backpackers looking for social and cheap accommodations. This makes it hard at times to travel here as a backpacker, so you'll have to be resourceful to travel on a tight budget here. Low-cost hotels are always an option, as are guesthouses or couch surfing options. The difficulties in finding budget accommodation are especially tough for solo travelers who might need to pay for the full price of a hotel room on their own. Otherwise, you can save money here by finding free activities, eating at low-cost restaurants or cooking your own food, and using public transportation when available.

Are hotels expensive in Providence?

When we look at our analysis of hotel prices in Providence, we find them to be fairly typical and standard in comparison to the rest of the world. The average nightly cost for a hotel room here is approximately $198. The area boasts about [5_STAR_COUNT] five-star hotels with an average rate of [5_STAR_PRICE] per night. For those seeking a balance between comfort and affordability, three-star hotels offer an average rate of $194 per night, while two-star hotels provide an even more budget-friendly option at $179 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Providence
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 3 $206
3 stars 7 $194
2 stars 2 $179

139 Mathewson Street, Providence
Overall Rating 8.7
One West Exchange Street, Providence
Overall Rating 8.5

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Providence?

In Providence, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $26 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is less than the country's average of $55.

    • Parasols and Pocket Watches: A History Tour: $30
    • Murder Mystery Detective Experience Providence, RI: $15
    • Providence Walking Tours: $32
    • Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal: $58
    • Providence Architecture Boat Tour: $65
    • Haunted History Walking Tour of Providence: $30
    • Narrated Boat Tours: $36
    • The Creative Capital: An Art and Architecture Tour of Providence: $35

    Is food expensive in Providence?

    In Providence, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $48 per day on food, which is less than the country's average of $58.

    • Downcity Providence Food Tour: $89

    Is transportation expensive in Providence?

    Exploring local transportation in Providence shows that the price can vary greatly by the type of transportation used. On average, previous travelers have spent $46 per person per day, which is more 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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