Austin travel budget

Austin: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Austin

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2063*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 153 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 14 per person

Total budget:

$ 3929*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 248 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 59 per person
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 27 per person

Total budget:

$ 6680*

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


Cost of living in Austin compared to United States in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Austin in 2021 is 7% 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 Austin in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Austin by expense type

Restaurant budget in Austin

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Austin is 7% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 11 to $ 24)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 28/person
($ 23 to $ 45)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.6/person
($ 5.5 to $ 12)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 4.8 for 500ml
($ 3.2 to $ 8.7)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 5.5)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 6)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Austin

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Austin is 17% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 97 to $ 175)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 88 to $ 163)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 187/night
($ 120 to $ 287)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 309/night
($ 208 to $ 464)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 701/night
($ 622 to $ 778)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 181/month
($ 167 to $ 196)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 175/month
($ 109 to $ 272)

4% 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
$ 180/month
($ 101 to $ 304)

9% 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
$ 281/month
($ 170 to $ 445)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 182/month
($ 103 to $ 321)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Austin

On average, the price of supermarket food in Austin is 7% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.9/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 4.4)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.7/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 7.2)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.7/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.7)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.6/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 17)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 4.8/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 9.1)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 9.7)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 7.2)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Austin

On average, the price of transport in Austin is 4% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.6 to $ 3.3)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

1% 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)
$ 3.2
($ 2.7 to $ 5.5)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 42/24hrs
($ 22 to $ 132)

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

Leisure activity budget in Austin

On average, budget for leisure activities in Austin is 6% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 14/ticket
($ 11 to $ 17)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 5.5 to $ 26)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Austin

On average, shopping budget in Austin is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.2/pack
($ 6.6 to $ 9.8)

2% 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
($ 23 to $ 89)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 23 to $ 66)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Washington D. C.
London → Washington D. C.
London → Washington D. C.
$ 691
(fair price: $ 542)
Los Angeles → Washington D. C.
Los Angeles  → Washington D. C.
Los Angeles  → Washington D. C.
$ 291
(fair price: $ 216)
Dublin → Washington D. C.
Dublin → Washington D. C.
Dublin → Washington D. C.
$ 512
(fair price: $ 401)
Manchester → Washington D. C.
Manchester → Washington D. C.
Manchester → Washington D. C.
$ 684
(fair price: $ 560)
New York City → Washington D. C.
New York City → Washington D. C.
New York City → Washington D. C.
$ 230
(fair price: $ 161)
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
$ 771
(fair price: $ 635)


About this information on the cost of living in Austin

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

The information about the cost of living in Austin was updated on 09-09-2021.

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