Lake Charles travel budget

Lake Charles: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Lake Charles

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1302*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 124 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 3339*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 170 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 5377*

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


Cost of living in Lake Charles compared to Louisiana in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Lake Charles in 2021 is 11% less 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 Lake Charles in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Lake Charles by expense type

Restaurant budget in Lake Charles

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Lake Charles is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 14/person
($ 5.1 to $ 28)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 13 to $ 41)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.8/person
($ 3.7 to $ 11)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.3 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 5.9)

15% less 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
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.8/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 5.9)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

2% 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
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

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

Hotel and accommodation budget in Lake Charles

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Lake Charles is 23% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 57/night
($ 57 to $ 57)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 106/night
($ 77 to $ 136)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 141/night
($ 103 to $ 182)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 225/night
($ 214 to $ 236)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 147/month
($ 101 to $ 189)

12% 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
$ 121/month
($ 84 to $ 165)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 180/month
($ 180 to $ 180)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 126/month
($ 91 to $ 176)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Lake Charles

On average, the price of supermarket food in Lake Charles is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.7)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 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
$ 7.2/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 15)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 4.7/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 8.2)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Lake Charles

On average, the price of transport in Lake Charles is 5% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
( $ 1.1)

52% 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
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

3% less 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)
$ 3.7
($ 1.9 to $ 7.5)

14% more 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

Leisure activity budget in Lake Charles

On average, budget for leisure activities in Lake Charles is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 11/ticket
($ 8.6 to $ 15)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Lake Charles

On average, shopping budget in Lake Charles is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.5/pack
($ 6.5 to $ 6.9)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 40
($ 17 to $ 54)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 17 to $ 54)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → New York City
London → New York City
London → New York City
$ 414
(fair price: $ 374)
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
Manchester → New York City
$ 556
(fair price: $ 462)
Los Angeles → New York City
Los Angeles  → New York City
Los Angeles  → New York City
$ 272
(fair price: $ 219)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
New York City → Miami (Florida)
$ 196
(fair price: $ 136)
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
Dublin → New York City
$ 452
(fair price: $ 391)
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
London → Las Vegas
$ 726
(fair price: $ 606)


About this information on the cost of living in Lake Charles

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

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

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