Journey to Sunny California: How Much Does it Cost?

February 22, 2019 No Comment

California is one of the most visited places among tourists from around the world. The region has many different attractions, an eventful history, diverse architecture, lots of parks, nature reserves and many beautiful beaches.

Therefore, a popular question of those who are going to visit California is ‘How much money will I spend for lodging, food and transport there?

Well, we checked the average prices for the main items of expenditure in different cities of California on Numbeo, so that you could choose the best place for your trip. However, if you want to feel the freedom of movement and not be tied to any destination, you can rent a car at Budget San Diego CA and travel wherever you wish.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the biggest Californian city, which in terms of population occupies the 2nd place after New York. This is a favorite place for surfers, the fans of the ocean coast and incendiary parties.

Downtown Los Angeles

(photo by Barry Mulling)

Also, it’s known as the birthplace of cinema, with the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Every year, this popular place is visited by thousands of travelers, who want to touch the history of the movie, as well as see the places where celebrities live and work.

  • Average traveler’s expenses per day – $61.31
  • A single trip by public transport – $1.75
  • Taxi – $1.68 per kilometer
  • 3-star hotel – $135 per night
  • Lunch at a cheap restaurant – $15
  • A glass of local beer – $5
  • A cup of cappuccino – $4.08
  • A bottle of water (0.33 l) – $1.51

 

San Francisco

San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the twelfth in the United States. It often heads the lists of the most expensive places in the country and is home to many startups. This is the spot where the most intelligent people associated with IT-technologies work every day – this is Silicon Valley. Here are the offices of such famous companies as: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Intel and others.

San Francisco Cable Cars.

The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and various sights attract millions of tourists, despite the high cost of living in the City by the Bay.

  • Average traveler’s expenses per day – $74.79
  • A single trip by public transport – $2.25
  • Taxi – $1.71 per kilometer
  • 3-star hotel – $155.30 per night
  • Lunch at a cheap restaurant – $15
  • A glass of local beer – $6
  • A cup of cappuccino – $3.92
  • A bottle of water (0.33 l) – $1.86

 

San Diego

San Diego is the second largest Californian city. Here, the world-famous Comic Con Festival is held annually, and the San Diego Zoo is considered to be one of the largest wild areas in the world. What’s more, there are great beaches and breathtaking amusement parks.

San Diego Marina

Most of all, San Diego attracts the fans of old architecture – this is where the story of the future of California began. The region is very rich in beautiful and interesting places. The most exciting of them are Balboa Park and Sea World Aquarium.

  • Average traveler’s expenses per day – $63.01
  • A single trip by public transport – $2.50
  • Taxi – $1.86 per kilometer
  • 3-star hotel – $128.25 per night
  • Lunch at a cheap restaurant – $13
  • A glass of local beer – $5
  • A cup of cappuccino – $3.78
  • A bottle of water (0.33 l) – $1.28

 

San Jose

San Jose is the unofficial capital of Silicon Valley and the third largest city in the state. The city can’t boast of many traditional tourist attractions, thus travelers don’t walk in crowds through the streets there, as is the case of Los Angeles or San Francisco. Nevertheless, there are more than 6,600 high-tech companies in San Jose, including such well-known giants as Cisco Systems, IBM, eBay, Adobe and others.

The Tech Museum, San Jose, California

  • Average traveler’s expenses per day – $72.24
  • A single trip by public transport – $2
  • Taxi – $1.86 per kilometer
  • 3-star hotel – $84 per night
  • Lunch at a cheap restaurant – $12
  • A glass of local beer – $4
  • A cup of cappuccino – $4.42
  • A bottle of water (0.33 l) – $1.47

 

Sacramento

Sacramento is the capital of California. It occupies the 6th position in the state and 35th in the country in terms of population. Here’s the world’s largest railway museum and about 80 parks, one of which covers almost 100 hectares. In addition, Sacramento features its own ballet troupe, and this is just a unique destination where modern skyscrapers peacefully coexist with the historic buildings of the Old City.

Sacramento 01

(photo by mfnure31)

  • Average traveler’s expenses per day – $69.52
  • A single trip by public transport – $2.50
  • Taxi – $1.86 per kilometer
  • 3-star hotel – $110 per night
  • Lunch at a cheap restaurant – $13
  • A glass of local beer – $4
  • A cup of cappuccino – $4.06
  • A bottle of water (0.33 l) – $1.65

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