In a New York bar, you'll spend between $5-$8 on a bottle of beer whilst in other cities it could be around $3.50.
*Remember that you need to be 21 to drink in the USA.
Lunch from a cheap café or food truck can be between $5 and $9, whilst dinner in a restaurant would be nearer $25 to $60 per person.
Taxis are expensive in the States, with most city cabs running on meters. Budget travellers should use cheaper buses or subway transport.
Travel on buses and subways will cost between $2 to $3. Car hire is available from $30 a day and we have campervans from $40!
Dorm beds in hostels cost between $25 and $40. Budget motels would be around $60 to $80 for a double.
A double room in a 3 star hotel can be between $100 and $250.
The simple answer is that it's a perfect year round destination and when you visit totally depends on what type of trip you're after. In case you hadn't noticed, the USA is pretty darn big so the weather can vary quite a bit from state to state. Prices tend to be highest during the school summer holiday (July/August) and at Christmas, so travel during off peak times.
Work in the USA
Live the American dream! Spend your summer living and working in the good 'ole US of A! Discover the real America away from the tourist crowds on one of our amazing summer programmes.
It's practically an American rite of passage to grab some friends, throw your junk in the trunk and scream off into the sunset. Cruise out of Las Vegas in a classic convertible, ride the rails with Amtrak or discover the Deep South in a campervan with the radio blasting out Dolly Parton.
Students and young people can apply for a work abroad program for over the summer months. Pick from Summer Camps USA or our Work America programme, and spend your summer working in the States. Through our programmes, you’ll get help obtaining your four-month work permit (the J-1 visa) for various seasonal jobs in the USA, or work with kids at a Summer Camp for 6-8 weeks. Visit our Work in the USA page for more info.