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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Saint Petersburg?

You should plan to spend around $204 per day on your vacation in Saint Petersburg. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $49 on meals
  • $47 on local transportation
  • $253 on hotels

A one week trip to Saint Petersburg for two people costs, on average, $2,850. 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
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saint Petersburg cost?

A one week trip to Saint Petersburg usually costs around $1,425 for one person and $2,850 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saint Petersburg on average costs around $2,850 for one person and $5,700 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 Saint Petersburg will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saint Petersburg on average costs around $6,107 for one person and $12,215 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 Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg expensive to visit?

Prices in Saint Petersburg 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, Saint Petersburg is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Bar Harbor or Wilmington.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Saint Petersburg?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $253
Local Transportation 1 $47
Food 2 $49
Entertainment 1 $13
Alcohol 2 $21 - 62
Accommodation Budget in Saint Petersburg
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saint Petersburg is $127. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saint Petersburg is $253. 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 Saint Petersburg

Looking for a hotel in Saint Petersburg? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Saint Petersburg based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $159. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Saint Petersburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saint Petersburg is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $47 per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint Petersburg.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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

Rental Cars in Saint Petersburg
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Food Budget in Saint Petersburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Saint Petersburg can vary, the average cost of food in Saint Petersburg is $49 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Saint Petersburg?

Typical prices for Food in Saint Petersburg are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Saint Petersburg, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Burger Dinner (for 2)
  • Indian Food Dinner (for 2)
  • Gelato (for 2)
  • Breakfast at Piper's Patio (for 2)

Entertainment Budget in Saint Petersburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Saint Petersburg typically cost an average of $13 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 Saint Petersburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $41 on alcoholic beverages in Saint Petersburg per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Saint Petersburg On a Budget
Saint Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Located at the base of the Tampa Bay peninsula of Florida, Saint Petersburg is a city known for its pleasant weather, coastal activities, and downtown arts scene. Nicknamed the "Sunshine City," Saint Petersburg is also a popular location for golfing, boating, fishing and beachgoing in addition to the usual entertainment options to be found in a thriving city.
One of the best known attractions in the city is perhaps the Waterfront Art District's Salvador Dali Museum. The museum is home to the largest collection of Dali artwork in the United States with a permanent collection that includes over 2,000 works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic career including 96 oil paintings, original drawings, book illustrations, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts, and an extensive archive of documents. Saint Petersburg has a flourishing social atmosphere with many arts and entertainment options. Other popular museums include the Chihuly Collection and and Florida Holocaust Museum, while common theatre venues include the Freefall Theatre and the American Stage Theatre Company.

The Sunken Gardens, a lush oasis of plant life in the heart of Saint Petersburg, is another common place to visit. About 15 feet below street level, the gardens include 4 acres of well-established botanical gardens, featuring some of the oldest tropical plants in the region amidst meandering paths and cascading waterfalls. Other popular green areas include Sawgrass Lake Park, Weedon Island Preserve, the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, and a number of city parks.
Saint Petersburg's downtown is a beautiful waterfront area, thriving both day and night. It is further divided into smaller districts which include the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, The Edge District, Grand Central District, and Warehouse Arts District. The Waterfront Arts District is home to world-class Museums such as The DalĂ­ Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the St. Petersburg Museum of History, along with the performing arts at The Palladium and American Stage Theatre Company. The Central Arts District has plenty of opportunity for local cuisine, unique boutiques, live music, fresh brewed coffee, handmade gifts, craft beer, and more as well. The Edge District is committed to historic preservation-based revitalization and creating a sustainable local economy with many independent businesses, the Grand Central District with many galleries and studios hosts events and festivals throughout the year, and the Warehouse Arts District is primarily an industrial area with some budding artists. Throughout the entire downtown, visitors will also find a number of waterfront galleries, shopping, dining, nightlife, movies, lush green parks, and more.

Saint Petersburg, the "Sunshine City," is not only a place of pleasant weather and sunny beaches, but also a city of blooming culture with much to experience in art and entertainment. By day, you might meander along the shore, sunbathe, swim, go boating or kayaking, or even visit one of the city's serene park areas. And by night, you might return to the heart of the city to experience its many galleries and museums, grab a bite to eat, and indulge in the nightlife exploring the bar scene or going to a show at the theater.
Food and Dining
Like any popular vacation destination, Saint Petersburg has plenty of dining options to satisfy all tastes and budgets. There are a number of places serving anything from small bites to indulgent meals, especially in the downtown area. With its location along the gulf coast, Saint Petersburg also has a number of great seafood restaurants to match. From rustic oyster bars and open-air cafes to candlelit restaurants, any eatery in in the city will offer a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood. Though the seafood is sure to please, you can also find familiar chain restaurants and other eateries serving just about anything you could crave - steak, sushi, wood-oven-fired pizzas, authentic Asian cuisine, or a hearty hamburger. Some of the top places to grab some grub as rated on TripAdvisor include Mazzaro's Italian Market, Bodega Comida Cantina Cafe, Jack's London Grill, Trip's Diner, Parkshore Grill, The Mill, Locale Market, and 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, amongst others.

Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is a joint civil-military airport and home to the largest and busiest U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in the United States. It has limited international services and most of the domestic services are provided by Allegiant Air, serving multiple destinations in the eastern half of the country. Tampa International Airport is another option with a wider selection of airlines, just about 10 miles across the bay.

By train, Amtrak offers service via Tampa's Union Station with connecting thruway bus service. Amtrak's ticket office for St. Petersburg is located at 5251 110 Av N in Pinellas Park, in the Pinellas Park Square Shopping Center.


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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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.