America is a country on the vast territory of whichYou can meet a variety of landscapes, from high dense forests to impenetrable swamps, from deserts and snow-clad mountains, from small lakes to extended ocean coasts. This is a country known for its roads.
But, when going on a trip, it's important to roughly calculate your budget.
Of course, one can not unequivocally answer the question, how much will your trip cost without knowing its details.
But it is possible to designate certain "reference points" of planning, starting from which it will already be possible to determine a more or less accurate amount.
The main expense items during a trip to America
A visa is the first thing you have to spendmoney. The amount of the visa fee can vary depending on the decisions of US officials, and if you make a visa through the agency, this amount increases. It is recommended to clarify this point yourself.
Essential expense for traveling to America -Airplane ticket. If you plan a trip in advance, you can find a cheaper option. Usually the price of air travel back and forth for one person is about $ 1000. Quite often it is cheaper to buy the cheapest ticket to a big city, and there you can already get to the place you need with the help of domestic flights, as there are many low-cost airlines flying through America.
Accommodation in America. The cost of hotels usually ranges from $ 40 to $ 100 per night for ordinary rooms with no frills. The rule works here: the smaller the city, the cheaper the hotels.
Movement within the country. Usually a trip to America is planned as a small expedition. Since the country is very different, it is more interesting to go round it, and not to sit in the same city. In this case, the easiest way is to rent a car. The longer the lease term, the more profitable this decision will be. The car for a month will cost you $ 600-1000, depending on the insurance, type of car and rental location. Gasoline will also be an expense item, but not too significant: fuel prices in America are about the same as in Russia. But remember that in the US there are a lot of toll roads.
Just in case, it is recommended to put in the budget 20-30% of the resulting amount of money in reserve.
Also in the country you can travel by airplanesOr by bus. Buses are considered the cheapest transport, but a rented car is still often more profitable. The rail service in the US is not very developed.
Food is also not the most significant partOf the budget. The amount depends on your appetite and exactingness. Usually, food costs around $ 20 per person per day. In large cities, this amount increases, in small it decreases.
It is necessary to add about 300-500 $ a month to visit attractions and entertainment.
How can I save
The first rule of the economical traveler: Avoid the tourist season.
In America it is profitable to travel a company in 2-4 people. So the cost of the car and hotels for each travel participant is greatly reduced.
If you are traveling by car, try not to spend the night in the cities. Suburban motels or campsites will cost you half the price. Refueling is also better in the suburbs, gasoline is cheaper there.
If you are planning a really long trip, then take care of good insurance: medicine in the States is expensive.
Prices in restaurants for food vary depending on the time of day. In the evening, food is more expensive.
Be careful when parking. Many parking lots are paid, but there are places where parking is prohibited. In cities, choose large shops or restaurants, the same McDonalds is usually suitable, because there is often a lot of free parking.
Visit the information centers, usually they are calledTravel centers or Visitor centers. The staff will tell you how to save money on the trip, recommend cheap tickets. Info center services are free of charge.
Try not to violate the rules of the road, because fines in America will cost you a considerable amount.