Travel Budget for Raleigh

North Carolina, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Raleigh?

How much money will you need for your trip to Raleigh? You should plan to spend around $92 per day on your vacation in Raleigh, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $26 on meals for one day and $26 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Raleigh for a couple is $95. So, a trip to Raleigh for two people for one week costs on average $1,282. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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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 Raleigh for one week usually costs around $641 for one person. So, a trip to Raleigh for two people costs around $1,282 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $2,563 in Raleigh. 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 Raleigh can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Raleigh?

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

While meal prices in Raleigh can vary, the average cost of food in Raleigh is $26 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Raleigh should cost around $10 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Raleigh is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Raleigh is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $26 per person, per day, on local transportation in Raleigh.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2019
Flights to Raleigh

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How much money do I need for Raleigh?

Typical travel prices in Raleigh are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Raleigh. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Raleigh can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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Typical tour prices for Raleigh

How much do tours to Raleigh cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    14 days
    $ 2030
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    14 days
    $ 2375
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    12 days
    $ 2025
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 2800
AirBnB Prices in Raleigh

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Raleigh On a Budget
Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh is the capital city of the state of North Carolina. The city has a population of about 450,000 and is home to many colleges and university including North Carolina State University, Shaw University, Saint Augustine's College, Meredith College and Peace University. The city has a wide range of museums, restaurants, theaters, and parks. There's also an extensive greenway system that is great for biking or running.

Raleigh is part of the Research Triangle area which also includes the cities of Durham and Chapel Hill. The area has a thriving economy that is focused on science and technology.

Raleigh's climate is comparable to other cities in the region. There are four distinct seasons with winters being mild and cool. Snow does fall occasionally. Summers are quite hot and humid while both spring and fall are pleasant with occasional rainstorms.
As the state capital, Raleigh has several free museums that are fun to explore. In the downtown area you'll find the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. There's also Marbles Kids Museum that requires an entry fee but is a fun for children. The North Carolina Museum of Art is on Blue Ridge Road. It is an impressive museum with ancient art, Renaissance religious works, and contemporary art. There's also a separate building with rotating exhibits and an outdoor space that shows movies on summer evenings. There are also great trails in the area.
Raleigh has a relatively small but fun downtown. The area has some historic buildings and has been the focus of revitalization efforts in recent years. Fayetteville Street has many restaurants and bars. City Market has an interesting character with some unique shops. There are also several colleges and universities that aren't far from downtown including Shaw University and St. Augustine's College. Historic neighborhoods in the city include Cameron Park, Boylan Heights, Country Club Hills, Coley Forest, Five Points, Budleigh, Glenwood-Brooklyn, Hayes Barton Historic District, Moore Square, Mordecai, Rosengarten Park, Belvidere Park, Woodcrest and Historic Oakwood.

Raleigh is a city of sports. There is a faithful local following for the North Carolina State Wolfpack. There are also several professional teams in the area including the Carolina Hurricanes (hockey) and the Carolina Mudcats (minor-league baseball).

There are several entertainment venues in town as well. Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts has three primary venues that host a diverse range of events including the Carolina Ballet and various traveling theater productions.

There are several outdoor parks in the area as well. William B. Umstead State Park has picnic areas, hiking, fishing, and canoeing. Lake Johnson Nature Park is also a great place for a run or walk. If you're in town during the right week in October, you can visit the North Carolina State Fair, which is one of the largest fairs in America and an experience in and of itself.
Food and Dining
Raleigh has a diverse selection of restaurants. In the downtown area there are several restaurants that double as clubs on weekend nights. Asian, Indian, Mexican, Laotian and Irish restaurants are all available. Prices are reasonable and the food is usually very good. There are plenty of local restaurants in the area that use local items to make unique dishes. If you're looking for cheap food, then Hillsborough Street near NC State University has a variety of options. The quality is variable but there is the standard college faire including pizza, take-out Asian, and Chipotle. Another interesting restaurant is the Farmer's Market Restaurant next to the state Farmer's Market. It offers traditional southern food for very cheap prices.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the largest airport in the area. It is a large airport with affordable international and domestic flights. Amtrak also passes through Raleigh along three routes. The Piedmont travels between Raleigh and Charlotte twice a day and there are daily runs along the Carolinian and Silver Star lines which travel to Richmond, Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City.

Like most cities in North Carolina, a car is essential if you hope to explore the city in any level of detail. There is a bus network that is convenient in the city's downtown area and around NC State University.

There are several taxi operators in the city including Taxi Poly and Amigo Taxi.


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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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