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How much spending money should I have for a month in the USA

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1. Posted by Jsgab1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 43w

Hi guys,

I have a trip booked in two weeks to spend a month in New York, Vegas and LA. I've paid for absolutely everything including flights, accomodation and all tickets for parks and attractions/tours, but I was wondering how much you suggest I will need for myself for the month in regards to spending on items and food? I have $5000 US saved currently and I'm not sure if it's enough or maybe too much?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Jake :)

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2458 posts) 43w

Your $165/day is more than enough to cover great meals, drinks, cover charges to great clubs, taxis and all miscellaneous daily expenses. You'll have lots left over for souvenirs and shopping too.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by oddgrace (Budding Member 5 posts) 43w

I agree with Terry! I'm from the States and have lived in New Zealand for six years. Went back to both LA and Maryland/NY last year and found myself surprised how CHEAP it is for food/wine/shopping. Don't forget that the sales tax are only included AFTER the price and tips are expected! :). But otherwise...you've got plenty to have an amazing time! I also lived in LA for ten years and have put together a "travel like a local in LA" email I've send to friends I've met on the road....happy to email it to you if you PM me. Have a blast!

Cheers, Erin