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Need spending money for New York!!

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1. Posted by KellyNY (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Hi All, I need to know how much money me and my partner should take to New York for 4 nights/ 5 days??
We already have paid for all our accomadation/flights etc, but not sure on how much to take for food, days out etc.....

Anyone wanna be extra nice this Christmas?!?! Please send me some spending money via my paypal!!! (haha only joking- unless u want to! - will be greatfully recieved:0))

Thanks for any advice as we don't have a clue!!

Kelly xx

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 5y

Plan on about $200/night for the hotel--and then the rest depends upon what you plan to do in New York.

Subway--just $2 each per ride

Restaurants--hot dogs at Gray's Papaya with drink and fries--$5--but regular restaurants about $20 per simple entree or $40 for upper end spots plus $10 for sides plus $12 per glass of wine or $5 per soda (restaurants are expensive in NYC). Just plan on $80 to $100 per person if you want to really enjoy.

Tickets to a broadway play--$100 to $175 per person without a discount--maybe $75 to $125 with discount (hard to get discounts at Christmas, though)

Taxi to/from airport $90 each way for two people combined. But if you fly into either JFK or Newark and take the metro connecting to the rail systems--then $15 per person.

Museums--free to $35 per person

Radio City Music Hall Rockettes show--about $50 to $80 per persons

Ferry to/from Statue of Liberty--$12 per person

Good pizza--around $10/person if you get a couple of pieces and a drink

You should know that the most expensive cities in the US are (1) New York City, (2) Washington, D. C., and (3) Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by (4) San Francisco and (5) Los Angeles. But NYC is about 40% more expensive than LA (big difference).

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Dec-2010, at 21:00 by Calcruzer ]

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4. Posted by KellyNY (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

Thank you for all that help! We are hoping to take approx £1000-£1500 (approx $1600-$2300 dollars)

Kelly

5. Posted by lil_gun_14 (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

Plenty spending money then Kelly!!! Just dont spend it all in Macy's or Bloomingdales!!!