Fairbanks travel budget

Fairbanks: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Fairbanks

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Fairbanks for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1702*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 54 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 4253*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 311 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 99 per person
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 35 per person

Total budget:

$ 9071*

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Fairbanks compared to Alaska in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Fairbanks in 2020 is 21% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Fairbanks in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Fairbanks by expense type

Restaurant budget in Fairbanks

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Fairbanks is 33% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 28/person
($ 11 to $ 49)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 54/person
($ 44 to $ 54)

87% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.7/person
($ 8.6 to $ 12)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.4 for 500ml
($ 3.2 to $ 5.4)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.3 for 330ml
( $ 5.3)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 2 to $ 2.3)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Fairbanks

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Fairbanks is 8% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 73 to $ 73)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 96 to $ 162)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 100 to $ 186)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 523/night
($ 523 to $ 523)

100% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 73/month
($ 73 to $ 73)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 134/month
($ 109 to $ 167)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 182/month
($ 130 to $ 243)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 119/month
($ 84 to $ 196)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 153/month
($ 118 to $ 198)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Fairbanks

On average, the price of supermarket food in Fairbanks is 47% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 6.2/500g
($ 6.2 to $ 6.3)

128% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.3/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 4.3)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 12 to $ 14)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 14/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 20)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 6.7/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 8.2)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.6/kg
( $ 3.6)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.6/kg
($ 3 to $ 8.2)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.9/kg
( $ 2.9)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.5/salad
($ 2.3 to $ 2.6)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 3.1
( $ 3.1)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 26/kg
($ 22 to $ 29)

98% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Fairbanks

On average, the price of transport in Fairbanks is 8% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 44/month
($ 33 to $ 44)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 2 to $ 2.2)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.2
($ 2.2 to $ 2.2)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 189)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Fairbanks

On average, the cost of housing in Fairbanks is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 314/month
($ 222 to $ 475)

91% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
( $ 0.1)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 109/month
($ 52 to $ 180)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1029/month
($ 940 to $ 1181)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1365
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1074/month
($ 966 to $ 1181)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1716/month
($ 1609 to $ 2038)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2192
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1655/month
($ 1609 to $ 1716)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1735
Gym
Gym
$ 82/month
($ 22 to $ 151)

111% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 961/month
($ 645 to $ 1074)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8667/yr
($ 6434 to $ 10899)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16412

Leisure activity budget in Fairbanks

On average, budget for leisure activities in Fairbanks is 54% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 18/ticket
($ 16 to $ 24)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 28/hr
( $ 28)

66% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Fairbanks

On average, shopping budget in Fairbanks is 17% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.9/pack
($ 8.6 to $ 12)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 44 to $ 63)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 33 to $ 71)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 71 to $ 97)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 109
($ 54 to $ 136)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Atlanta
Manchester → Atlanta
Manchester → Atlanta
$ 873
(fair price: $ 743)
London → Atlanta
London → Atlanta
London → Atlanta
$ 970
(fair price: $ 784)
London → Seattle
London → Seattle
London → Seattle
$ 634
(fair price: $ 517)
London → Washington D. C.
London → Washington D. C.
London → Washington D. C.
$ 735
(fair price: $ 572)
Manchester → Las Vegas
Manchester → Las Vegas
Manchester → Las Vegas
$ 814
(fair price: $ 689)
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
$ 873
(fair price: $ 661)
Edinburgh → New York City
Edinburgh → New York City
Edinburgh → New York City
$ 652
(fair price: $ 514)
Dublin → Las Vegas
Dublin → Las Vegas
Dublin → Las Vegas
$ 628
(fair price: $ 543)
London → Houston
London → Houston
London → Houston
$ 1058
(fair price: $ 758)
London → Chicago
London → Chicago
London → Chicago
$ 574
(fair price: $ 467)
Manchester → Miami (Florida)
Manchester → Miami (Florida)
Manchester → Miami (Florida)
$ 707
(fair price: $ 543)
Dublin → Miami (Florida)
Dublin → Miami (Florida)
Dublin → Miami (Florida)
$ 600
(fair price: $ 511)
Manchester → Houston
Manchester → Houston
Manchester → Houston
$ 824
(fair price: $ 661)
Dublin → Chicago
Dublin → Chicago
Dublin → Chicago
$ 553
(fair price: $ 451)
Edinburgh → Las Vegas
Edinburgh → Las Vegas
Edinburgh → Las Vegas
$ 854
(fair price: $ 720)
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
$ 637
(fair price: $ 471)
London → Salt Lake City
London → Salt Lake City
London → Salt Lake City
$ 1200
(fair price: $ 815)
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
$ 456
(fair price: $ 374)
Manchester → Chicago
Manchester → Chicago
Manchester → Chicago
$ 652
(fair price: $ 548)
Dublin → Atlanta
Dublin → Atlanta
Dublin → Atlanta
$ 824
(fair price: $ 698)
Dublin → Washington D. C.
Dublin → Washington D. C.
Dublin → Washington D. C.
$ 550
(fair price: $ 428)
Toronto (Ontario) → Las Vegas
Toronto (Ontario) → Las Vegas
Toronto (Ontario) → Las Vegas
$ 366
(fair price: $ 305)
Manchester → Washington D. C.
Manchester → Washington D. C.
Manchester → Washington D. C.
$ 714
(fair price: $ 587)
Dublin → Seattle
Dublin → Seattle
Dublin → Seattle
$ 725
(fair price: $ 559)
Sydney → New York City
Sydney → New York City
Sydney → New York City
$ 1182
(fair price: $ 987)
Edinburgh → Miami (Florida)
Edinburgh → Miami (Florida)
Edinburgh → Miami (Florida)
$ 676
(fair price: $ 566)
London → Miami (Florida)
London → Miami (Florida)
London → Miami (Florida)
$ 618
(fair price: $ 458)
Edinburgh → Chicago
Edinburgh → Chicago
Edinburgh → Chicago
$ 701
(fair price: $ 578)
Toronto (Ontario) → Miami (Florida)
Toronto (Ontario) → Miami (Florida)
Toronto (Ontario) → Miami (Florida)
$ 429
(fair price: $ 340)
Manchester → Seattle
Manchester → Seattle
Manchester → Seattle
$ 812
(fair price: $ 678)
Melbourne → New York City
Melbourne → New York City
Melbourne → New York City
$ 1241
(fair price: $ 1030)
Montreal → Las Vegas
Montreal → Las Vegas
Montreal → Las Vegas
$ 463
(fair price: $ 386)
Perth → New York City
Perth → New York City
Perth → New York City
$ 1375
(fair price: $ 1195)
Montreal → Miami (Florida)
Montreal → Miami (Florida)
Montreal → Miami (Florida)
$ 487
(fair price: $ 412)
Sydney → Las Vegas
Sydney → Las Vegas
Sydney → Las Vegas
$ 1126
(fair price: $ 960)
Los Angeles → New York City
Los Angeles  → New York City
Los Angeles  → New York City
$ 373
(fair price: $ 300)
Los Angeles → Miami (Florida)
Los Angeles  → Miami (Florida)
Los Angeles  → Miami (Florida)
$ 459
(fair price: $ 363)
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
$ 781
(fair price: $ 645)
New York City → Salt Lake City
New York City → Salt Lake City
New York City → Salt Lake City
$ 372
(fair price: $ 304)
New York City → Seattle
New York City → Seattle
New York City → Seattle
$ 385
(fair price: $ 322)
New York City → Las Vegas
New York City → Las Vegas
New York City → Las Vegas
$ 408
(fair price: $ 296)
Auckland → New York City
Auckland → New York City
Auckland → New York City
$ 1467
(fair price: $ 1183)
Melbourne → Las Vegas
Melbourne → Las Vegas
Melbourne → Las Vegas
$ 1122
(fair price: $ 978)
Toronto (Ontario) → Houston
Toronto (Ontario) → Houston
Toronto (Ontario) → Houston
$ 487
(fair price: $ 413)
Dublin → Houston
Dublin → Houston
Dublin → Houston
$ 692
(fair price: $ 566)
Sydney → Chicago
Sydney → Chicago
Sydney → Chicago
$ 1379
(fair price: $ 1085)
Sydney → Houston
Sydney → Houston
Sydney → Houston
$ 1248
(fair price: $ 989)
Toronto (Ontario) → Seattle
Toronto (Ontario) → Seattle
Toronto (Ontario) → Seattle
$ 496
(fair price: $ 414)
Edinburgh → Houston
Edinburgh → Houston
Edinburgh → Houston
$ 891
(fair price: $ 743)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
$ 370
(fair price: $ 245)
Sydney → Miami (Florida)
Sydney → Miami (Florida)
Sydney → Miami (Florida)
$ 1508
(fair price: $ 1187)
Los Angeles → Las Vegas
Los Angeles  → Las Vegas
Los Angeles  → Las Vegas
$ 158
(fair price: $ 115)
New York City → Houston
New York City → Houston
New York City → Houston
$ 323
(fair price: $ 250)
New York City → Chicago
New York City → Chicago
New York City → Chicago
$ 226
(fair price: $ 186)
Toronto (Ontario) → Atlanta
Toronto (Ontario) → Atlanta
Toronto (Ontario) → Atlanta
$ 328
(fair price: $ 269)
Sydney → Washington D. C.
Sydney → Washington D. C.
Sydney → Washington D. C.
$ 1327
(fair price: $ 1089)
Edinburgh → Seattle
Edinburgh → Seattle
Edinburgh → Seattle
$ 918
(fair price: $ 646)
Los Angeles → Seattle
Los Angeles  → Seattle
Los Angeles  → Seattle
$ 241
(fair price: $ 187)
Manchester → Salt Lake City
Manchester → Salt Lake City
Manchester → Salt Lake City
$ 998
(fair price: $ 801)
Los Angeles → Chicago
Los Angeles  → Chicago
Los Angeles  → Chicago
$ 336
(fair price: $ 266)
Sydney → Seattle
Sydney → Seattle
Sydney → Seattle
$ 1210
(fair price: $ 954)
New York City → Washington D. C.
New York City → Washington D. C.
New York City → Washington D. C.
$ 245
(fair price: $ 157)
Montreal → New York City
Montreal → New York City
Montreal → New York City
$ 242
(fair price: $ 201)
Edinburgh → Atlanta
Edinburgh → Atlanta
Edinburgh → Atlanta
$ 887
(fair price: $ 752)
Montreal → Seattle
Montreal → Seattle
Montreal → Seattle
$ 406
(fair price: $ 333)
New York City → Atlanta
New York City → Atlanta
New York City → Atlanta
$ 250
(fair price: $ 194)
Los Angeles → Salt Lake City
Los Angeles  → Salt Lake City
Los Angeles  → Salt Lake City
$ 267
(fair price: $ 201)
Melbourne → Chicago
Melbourne → Chicago
Melbourne → Chicago
$ 1324
(fair price: $ 1088)
Los Angeles → Atlanta
Los Angeles  → Atlanta
Los Angeles  → Atlanta
$ 395
(fair price: $ 312)
Toronto (Ontario) → Salt Lake City
Toronto (Ontario) → Salt Lake City
Toronto (Ontario) → Salt Lake City
$ 495
(fair price: $ 425)
Melbourne → Miami (Florida)
Melbourne → Miami (Florida)
Melbourne → Miami (Florida)
$ 1836
(fair price: $ 1428)
Los Angeles → Washington D. C.
Los Angeles  → Washington D. C.
Los Angeles  → Washington D. C.
$ 403
(fair price: $ 326)
Montreal → Chicago
Montreal → Chicago
Montreal → Chicago
$ 370
(fair price: $ 336)
Auckland → Las Vegas
Auckland → Las Vegas
Auckland → Las Vegas
$ 1206
(fair price: $ 1004)
Los Angeles → Houston
Los Angeles  → Houston
Los Angeles  → Houston
$ 360
(fair price: $ 284)
London → New York City
London → New York City
London → New York City
$ 568
(fair price: $ 382)
Dublin → Salt Lake City
Dublin → Salt Lake City
Dublin → Salt Lake City
$ 1019
(fair price: $ 711)
Montreal → Houston
Montreal → Houston
Montreal → Houston
$ 557
(fair price: $ 443)
Auckland → Houston
Auckland → Houston
Auckland → Houston
$ 1443
(fair price: $ 1164)
Melbourne → Washington D. C.
Melbourne → Washington D. C.
Melbourne → Washington D. C.
$ 1436
(fair price: $ 1134)
Montreal → Washington D. C.
Montreal → Washington D. C.
Montreal → Washington D. C.
$ 348
(fair price: $ 304)
Melbourne → Seattle
Melbourne → Seattle
Melbourne → Seattle
$ 1101
(fair price: $ 952)
Auckland → Chicago
Auckland → Chicago
Auckland → Chicago
$ 1637
(fair price: $ 1220)
Melbourne → Houston
Melbourne → Houston
Melbourne → Houston
$ 1249
(fair price: $ 1007)
Sydney → Atlanta
Sydney → Atlanta
Sydney → Atlanta
$ 1396
(fair price: $ 1201)
Toronto (Ontario) → New York City
Toronto (Ontario) → New York City
Toronto (Ontario) → New York City
$ 198
(fair price: $ 156)
Montreal → Salt Lake City
Montreal → Salt Lake City
Montreal → Salt Lake City
$ 408
(fair price: $ 343)
Edinburgh → Salt Lake City
Edinburgh → Salt Lake City
Edinburgh → Salt Lake City
$ 1229
(fair price: $ 815)
Montreal → Atlanta
Montreal → Atlanta
Montreal → Atlanta
$ 447
(fair price: $ 359)
Toronto (Ontario) → Washington D. C.
Toronto (Ontario) → Washington D. C.
Toronto (Ontario) → Washington D. C.
$ 285
(fair price: $ 236)
Perth → Seattle
Perth → Seattle
Perth → Seattle
$ 1437
(fair price: $ 1149)
Perth → Houston
Perth → Houston
Perth → Houston
$ 1910
(fair price: $ 1440)
Toronto (Ontario) → Chicago
Toronto (Ontario) → Chicago
Toronto (Ontario) → Chicago
$ 260
(fair price: $ 214)
Perth → Chicago
Perth → Chicago
Perth → Chicago
$ 1580
(fair price: $ 1373)
Melbourne → Atlanta
Melbourne → Atlanta
Melbourne → Atlanta
$ 1526
(fair price: $ 1292)
Sydney → Salt Lake City
Sydney → Salt Lake City
Sydney → Salt Lake City
$ 1222
(fair price: $ 1019)
Auckland → Miami (Florida)
Auckland → Miami (Florida)
Auckland → Miami (Florida)
$ 1710
(fair price: $ 1401)
Perth → Miami (Florida)
Perth → Miami (Florida)
Perth → Miami (Florida)
$ 1749
(fair price: $ 1536)
Auckland → Seattle
Auckland → Seattle
Auckland → Seattle
$ 1250
(fair price: $ 1030)
Melbourne → Salt Lake City
Melbourne → Salt Lake City
Melbourne → Salt Lake City
$ 1176
(fair price: $ 1033)
Auckland → Washington D. C.
Auckland → Washington D. C.
Auckland → Washington D. C.
$ 1794
(fair price: $ 1287)
Perth → Washington D. C.
Perth → Washington D. C.
Perth → Washington D. C.
$ 1695
(fair price: $ 1445)
Auckland → Atlanta
Auckland → Atlanta
Auckland → Atlanta
$ 1965
(fair price: $ 1348)
Perth → Atlanta
Perth → Atlanta
Perth → Atlanta
$ 1893
(fair price: $ 1734)
Auckland → Salt Lake City
Auckland → Salt Lake City
Auckland → Salt Lake City
$ 1424
(fair price: $ 1187)
Perth → Las Vegas
Perth → Las Vegas
Perth → Las Vegas
$ 1347
(fair price: $ 1117)

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About this information on the cost of living in Fairbanks

The information about the cost of living in Fairbanks shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Fairbanks was updated on 17-12-2017.

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