Travel Budget for Roswell, New Mexico Visit Roswell, New Mexico on a Budget or Travel in Style

Roswell, New Mexico, New Mexico, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Roswell, New Mexico?

You should plan to spend around $117 per day on your vacation in Roswell, New Mexico. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $44 on meals
  • $38 on local transportation
  • $91 on hotels

A one week trip to Roswell, New Mexico for two people costs, on average, $1,632. 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - How it works. Put these numbers on your website.

How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Roswell, New Mexico cost?

A one week trip to Roswell, New Mexico usually costs around $816 for one person and $1,632 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Roswell, New Mexico on average costs around $1,632 for one person and $3,263 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 Roswell, New Mexico will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Roswell, New Mexico on average costs around $3,496 for one person and $6,992 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 Roswell, New Mexico 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 Roswell, New Mexico expensive to visit?

Prices in Roswell, New Mexico 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, Roswell, New Mexico is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Vernon, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Roswell, New Mexico?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $91
Local Transportation 1 $38
Food 2 $44
Entertainment 1 $33
Alcohol 2 $5 - 14
Accommodation Budget in Roswell, New Mexico
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Roswell, New Mexico is $46. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Roswell, New Mexico is $91. 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 Roswell, New Mexico

Looking for a hotel in Roswell, New Mexico? 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 Roswell, New Mexico based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $85. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world.

Recommended Properties

Transportation Budget in Roswell, New Mexico
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Roswell, New Mexico is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $38 per person, per day, on local transportation in Roswell, New Mexico.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Roswell, New Mexico
How much does it cost to go to Roswell, New Mexico? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Roswell, New Mexico
The price of renting a car in Roswell, New Mexico will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Roswell, New Mexico
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Roswell, New Mexico can vary, the average cost of food in Roswell, New Mexico is $44 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Roswell, New Mexico should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Roswell, New Mexico is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Roswell, New Mexico
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Roswell, New Mexico typically cost an average of $33 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.

Alcohol Budget in Roswell, New Mexico
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $9.29 on alcoholic beverages in Roswell, New Mexico per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Roswell, New Mexico On a Budget
The town of Roswell, New Mexico, of the Southwestern United States, has become most known for one thing-aliens. It gained its fame for an alleged UFO crash in the vicinity of the town back in 1947. Many speculated that the incident involved an extraterrestrial spacecraft and its alien occupants, and that that an alien craft was found and its occupants were captured, but the military then engaged in a cover-up. It has been a topic of much controversy since the 1970s, and has since turned the town into a tourist attraction for those interested in aliens, UFOs, and science fiction.

All aliens aside, the area was first populated by pioneers from Missouri looking to start a new settlement. Van C. Smith, a businessman from Omaha, Nebraska, and his partner, Aaron Wilburn, constructed two adobe buildings in 1869 that began what is now Roswell. Smith named the town Roswell after his father's first name and the town grew from there. Today Roswell acts as a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, distribution, and petroleum production. It is also home to New Mexico Military Institute.
With its tourism built on aliens, a visit to Roswell will have you seeing extraterrestrials around every corner. Even the windows of Walmart are painted with little green men greeting customers happily. From alien statues at bus corners to vending machines decked with alien art, the town of Roswell is overrun with extraterrestrial paraphernalia. One of the biggest attractions is of course the International UFO Museum and Research Center. For a small fee, visitors can walk through exhibits that not only feature the Roswell Incident, but also alleged abductions, crop circles, and the infamous Project Blue Book. While the museum has a gift shop full of great novelties, the main street is lined with even more. A day just walking around town is sure to meet visitors with quirky characters, wacky shops, and enough alien sightings to last a lifetime.
Main Street in Roswell is definitely the center of tourist activity. In addition to the International UFO Museum and Research Center and a ton of little stores for souvenir shopping, the main street also houses the Roswell Visitor's Bureau where visitors can stop for pamphlets, brochures, books, and information on the town. Just around the corner from the bureau is another attraction called the Roswell Museum & Art Center. A little break from aliens, this museum exhibits history, scientific discovery, art with Southwestern significance. Main Street is also lined with plenty of options for dining, from cafes and bakeries to bars and dives.

Once again, aliens are the main attraction of Roswell. From the UFO Museum to the decor around town, one cannot escape the extraterrestrial hype. There are a few museums, however, dedicated to southwestern culture of the area. The Roswell Museum & Art Center, for example, hosts a fine array of sculptures, artifacts, prints, painting and photographs which showcase the history and art traditions of the American Southwest. The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art houses a diverse and eclectic collection of over 200 art pieces, and also features participants from the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, which began in 1967. Other attractions include the General Douglas L McBride Military Museum, the Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, the Walker Aviation Museum, Spring River Park and Zoo, as well as the Robert H Goddard Planetarium which adjoins with the Roswell Museum and Art Center.

For those looking for outdoor enjoyment, the Bottomless Lakes State Park is another popular attraction located about 15 miles southeast of Roswell. Carved from limestone by the river and aquifer, the lakes are actually ancient caves that have collapsed. Not only are they a natural phenomenon, but they are a great setting for swimming, picnicking, fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is another great outdoor feature of the region, home to many aquatic species, dragonflies, and birds.
Food and Dining
Any town in the southwestern United States is a hub for good Mexican restaurants. With a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor, Los Cerritos is a casual Mexican restaurant serving breakfast, tacos, burritos, seafood, burgers, wine, and beer. Another casual stop is Peppers Grill & Bar, family-friendly with a Southwestern menu from burgers to Mexican staples. If you're looking for a little more ambiance, Tia Juana's Mexican Grill & Cantina serves up margaritas and Mexican cuisine in a festive cantina atmosphere. If Mexican is just not your thing, Roswell also has a mix of ethnic cuisine from Thai to Italian, as well as your regular American cafes, pubs, and fast food.

Roswell International Air Center is the city's main airport, served by American Airlines via its American Eagle regional airline affiliate.

By car, Roswell's major highways include US Route 70, US Route 285, and US Route 380.

As far as public transportation goes, Roswell has several bus routes serviced by Pecos Trails Transit.


Looking for a party hostel in Las Vegas or San Diego? Traveling alone to NYC or LA? Want a budget hostel in San Francisco?

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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

Search for Travel Costs

Some of the links on this website are sponsored or affiliate links which help to financially support this site. By clicking the link and making a purchase, we may receive a small commission, but this does not affect the price of your purchase.