Palm Springs travel budget

Palm Springs: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Palm Springs

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1846*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 182 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 4377*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 246 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 62 per person
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 6780*

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


Cost of living in Palm Springs compared to California in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Palm Springs in 2021 is 5% 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 Palm Springs in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Palm Springs by expense type

Restaurant budget in Palm Springs

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Palm Springs is 7% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 7.6 to $ 28)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 20 to $ 39)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.7/person
($ 6.6 to $ 11)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.5 for 500ml
($ 2.2 to $ 7.6)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.2 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 4.9)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.5/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 5.5)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Palm Springs

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Palm Springs is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 88 to $ 88)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 100 to $ 224)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 214/night
($ 133 to $ 334)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 278/night
($ 199 to $ 384)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 561/night
($ 478 to $ 652)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 212/month
($ 139 to $ 320)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 211/month
($ 127 to $ 355)

28% 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
$ 230/month
($ 146 to $ 371)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 208/month
($ 128 to $ 357)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Palm Springs

On average, the price of supermarket food in Palm Springs is 3% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3.8)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 5.5)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.2/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 17)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.4
Apples
Apples
$ 4.4/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 9.6)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 4.8)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Palm Springs

On average, the price of transport in Palm Springs is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.7 to $ 4.4)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

45% 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)
$ 2.9
($ 2.9 to $ 5.5)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 189)

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

Leisure activity budget in Palm Springs

On average, budget for leisure activities in Palm Springs is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 8.7 to $ 16)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Palm Springs

On average, shopping budget in Palm Springs is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9/pack
($ 6.6 to $ 9.8)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 49
($ 33 to $ 66)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 14 to $ 51)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
$ 194
(fair price: $ 132)
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
$ 729
(fair price: $ 613)
London → Miami (Florida)
London → Miami (Florida)
London → Miami (Florida)
$ 511
(fair price: $ 431)
New York City → Las Vegas
New York City → Las Vegas
New York City → Las Vegas
$ 277
(fair price: $ 194)
London → New York City
London → New York City
London → New York City
$ 414
(fair price: $ 376)
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
$ 556
(fair price: $ 464)


About this information on the cost of living in Palm Springs

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

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

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