Travel budget in Wales

Wales: calculate your travel budget

Wales: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1541* (1106 £)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3963* (2842 £)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 149 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 65 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 6043* (4326 £)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Wales in 2020

Cost of living: Wales VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Wales in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Wales by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Wales compared to the national average.

Cities /Wales View Details
Swansea 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Swansea
Cardiff 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cardiff
Aberystwyth 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Aberystwyth

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Local prices in Wales by expense type

Wales: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Wales costs 3% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 15 to $ 29)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 23 to $ 44)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.8/person
($ 7 to $ 9.8)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.3 for 500ml
($ 4.2 to $ 6.3)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.9 to $ 4.3)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.8/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

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

Wales: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Wales costs 6% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 57 to $ 59)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 70 to $ 157)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 88 to $ 262)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 100 to $ 211)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 280/night
($ 217 to $ 389)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 76/month
($ 70 to $ 83)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 373/month
($ 185 to $ 643)

122% 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
$ 206/month
($ 164 to $ 259)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 125/month
($ 81 to $ 193)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 245/month
($ 194 to $ 322)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Wales: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Wales costs 29% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.9)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.6/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 13)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 12)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.3
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.3/kg
($ 7 to $ 17)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Wales: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Wales is 35% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.5/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 4.7)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 85/month
($ 69 to $ 130)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.6/km
($ 1.4 to $ 4.2)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.9)

130% more 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)
$ 4.2
($ 3.5 to $ 5.6)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 12 to $ 65)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Wales: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Wales costs 11% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 205/month
($ 110 to $ 352)

25% 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 to $ 0.5)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 44/month
($ 29 to $ 57)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1014/month
($ 703 to $ 1614)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 818/month
($ 562 to $ 1265)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1111
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1708/month
($ 1054 to $ 2808)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2242
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1308/month
($ 843 to $ 2107)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1763
Gym
Gym
$ 42/month
($ 28 to $ 64)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 1234/month
($ 633 to $ 1826)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 18476/yr
($ 9827 to $ 28077)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17203

Wales: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Wales is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 9.8 to $ 17)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 7 to $ 23)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Wales: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Wales is 29% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 15/pack
($ 13 to $ 17)

75% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 81
($ 51 to $ 113)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 29 to $ 57)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 87
($ 57 to $ 113)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 87
($ 57 to $ 127)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Edinburgh → Cardiff
Edinburgh → Cardiff
Edinburgh → Cardiff
$ 173
(fair price: $ 0)
Dublin → Cardiff
Dublin → Cardiff
Dublin → Cardiff
$ 146
(fair price: $ 0)
London → Cardiff
London → Cardiff
London → Cardiff
$ 230
(fair price: $ 0)
Sydney → Cardiff
Sydney → Cardiff
Sydney → Cardiff
$ 1433
(fair price: $ 0)
Perth → Cardiff
Perth → Cardiff
Perth → Cardiff
$ 1267
(fair price: $ 0)
New York City → Cardiff
New York City → Cardiff
New York City → Cardiff
$ 829
(fair price: $ 0)
Manchester → Cardiff
Manchester → Cardiff
Manchester → Cardiff
$ 219
(fair price: $ 0)
Toronto (Ontario) → Cardiff
Toronto (Ontario) → Cardiff
Toronto (Ontario) → Cardiff
$ 930
(fair price: $ 0)
Melbourne → Cardiff
Melbourne → Cardiff
Melbourne → Cardiff
$ 1572
(fair price: $ 0)
Auckland → Cardiff
Auckland → Cardiff
Auckland → Cardiff
$ 1580
(fair price: $ 0)
Los Angeles → Cardiff
Los Angeles  → Cardiff
Los Angeles  → Cardiff
$ 912
(fair price: $ 0)

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About the information on the cost of living in Wales

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

Information about cost of living in Wales updated on 12-01-2020.

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