UK: Travel Budget Calculator

How much does it cost to Travel the UK!?

The United Kingdom is one of the most iconic countries in the World. From its Royal Family and History building to country town and footballing second cities such as Manchester & Liverpool, the UK has alot to offer!

Is the UK Expensive to travel?

According to Numbeo, the UK is the 12th most expensive country to live in out of 122 surveyed. (2016). The UK average is 0.81 the cost of living in New York.

Local purchasing power (cost of living / average wage),  in the UK is the 22nd most expensive out of 122.

The UK cost of living is relatively high, but this also reflects the relatively high wages in the UK. 

The UK cost of living is also quite high due to higher transport and energy costs. Tax rates are higher then US/European rates for goods like alcohol, petrol and cigarettes.

Regional differences (North/South) Divide?

There is a North/South Divide in the UK. With the cost of living in London 15% higher then that in Manchester. For example rents in London are an average of 52% higher than Manchester!

So if you want to explore the UK on a Budget, consider spending less time in London and more time in other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Historic places such as York or Bath.

Fun Fact: Norway is the fourth most expensive at 0.99 and India the cheapest at 0.24

London eye - 2000 worlds tallest Ferris wheel
The Magnificent London eye. This was on our list of: 20 Biggest Observation wheels in the world!

UK: Travel Budget Calculator

To help you budget your next adventure to Russia

Dive into our interactive Travel Budget Calculator below

User Guide: Simply select your “Travel Style”,  ” Number of Persons” and Number of Days Traveling.

Top Tip: “Group” travel budget gives the total budget for 4 people! To find out how much that is each simply divide by 4.

Family Budgets:

Families would be best using the Group selector, or those with small children should select “Couple” if the children are young enough to share a room.

We have compiled the data in the table above from our vast travel experience & other reliable sources. source

What currency is used in the UK?

The United Kingdom uses the Great British Pound (GBP). Symbol. £.

1 USD = £0.76 

london-bridge-travel budget calculator
london-bridge-travel budget calculator

UK Travel Costs (Budget):

i. Budget Backpacker Travel Costs:

Budget UK Travel Costs
Budget DataCost (USD)
Average Daily cost:$59
Accommodation (Single Occupancy, Hostel)$30
Accommodation (Double Occupancy, Hotel)$60
Local Transport (Taxis, Buses, Subway)$12
Food & Water$15
Intercity Transport (Transport between neighbouring cities)$20

ii. Mid Range Travel Costs:

Mid Range Budget: UK Travel Costs
Budget DataCost (USD)
Average Daily cost:$152
Accommodation (Single Occupancy, Hostel)$76
Accommodation (Double Occupancy, Hotel)$154
Local Transport (Taxis, Buses, Subway)$32
Food & Water$43
Intercity Transport (Transport between neighbouring cities)$55

iii. Luxury Vacation Travel Costs:

UK Luxury Travel Costs
Budget DataCost (USD)
Average Daily cost:$410
Accommodation (Single Occupancy)$203
Accommodation (Double Occupancy, Hotel)$406
Local Transport (Taxis, Buses, Subway)$85
Food & Water$95
Intercity Transport (Transport between neighbouring cities)$128

Where to Stay in London?

For a complete list of our recommend hotels in London follow the link HERE

Insider Tip:

-Invest in a quality Travel Camera! 

Capturing the Memories of your adventure is essential!

You will be able to show your friends, family and even grand kids all the wonderful photos captured.

For more info see, our recommend Travel Photography Gear

Photography Gear

Make sure you are equip with some great Photography Gear!

A high quality Tent & backpack can also be great investments to help you cut costs and have more of an adventure while traveling!

Important! Are you Insured??

Be aware that you will need separate travel insurance if you are traveling to the UK!

If you get ill or have an accident it will be a very costly experience!

All travellers to the UK should have a robust travel insurance to avoid paying out thousands of dollars.

I always recommend World Nomads, I’ve used these for years,

they are the best and most reliable insurance, they also provides an unlimited medical budget!

Travel Insurance

Getting hit with a large hospital bill after getting sick or injured, could really add to your worries! Get some Travel Insurance


For more info see: Why you NEED Travel Insurance?

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