Kansas City travel budget

Kansas City: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Kansas City

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1479*

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3520*

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 198 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 61 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 5887*

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



Cost of living in Kansas City compared to United States in 2022

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Kansas City in 2022 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 Kansas City in 2022 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Kansas City by expense type

Restaurant budget in Kansas City

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kansas City is 5% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 16/person
($ 10 to $ 26)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 32/person
($ 21 to $ 41)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 33
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8/person
($ 7 to $ 9.1)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 6)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 5)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.3/cup
($ 2 to $ 5.5)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4/bottle
($ 1 to $ 2)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Kansas City

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kansas City is 22% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 52 to $ 118)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 108/night
($ 84 to $ 136)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 153/night
($ 114 to $ 202)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 242/night
($ 153 to $ 346)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 125/month
($ 89 to $ 164)

26% 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
$ 128/month
($ 95 to $ 171)

22% 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
$ 141/month
($ 140 to $ 143)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 128/month
($ 95 to $ 174)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Kansas City

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kansas City is 13% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.8)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2 to $ 6.6)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 3)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.2/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 12)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.7
Apples
Apples
$ 5.3/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 6.7)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 6.6)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8
($ 1 to $ 4.1)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9

Public and private transport budget in Kansas City

On average, the price of transport in Kansas City is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.6/ticket
($ 1.6 to $ 1.6)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.5
($ 2.5 to $ 5)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 32/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 120)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Kansas City

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kansas City is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 9.1 to $ 16)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 5 to $ 26)

13% 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 Kansas City

On average, shopping budget in Kansas City is 8% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.9/pack
($ 5 to $ 8.7)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 45
($ 21 to $ 61)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 21 to $ 60)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Washington D. C.
London → Washington D. C.
London → Washington D. C.
$ 691
(fair price: $ 549)
Los Angeles → Washington D. C.
Los Angeles  → Washington D. C.
Los Angeles  → Washington D. C.
$ 291
(fair price: $ 220)
Dublin → Washington D. C.
Dublin → Washington D. C.
Dublin → Washington D. C.
$ 512
(fair price: $ 404)
Manchester → Washington D. C.
Manchester → Washington D. C.
Manchester → Washington D. C.
$ 684
(fair price: $ 562)
New York City → Washington D. C.
New York City → Washington D. C.
New York City → Washington D. C.
$ 230
(fair price: $ 163)
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
Edinburgh → Washington D. C.
$ 771
(fair price: $ 636)


About this information on the cost of living in Kansas City

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

The information about the cost of living in Kansas City was updated on 14-01-2022.

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