Most Affordable US Cities for Travellers


The United States has many beautiful cities one can explore on a budget. We went ahead to sample 18 of the most affordable cities whose visit will save you money.

  1. Kansas City, MO

With beautiful art museums and great foods on the table, Kansas City tops this list especially when one combines that with the low price point.

  1. Nashville

Nashville ranks highly for its many eateries which offer foods that are high in taste and low in price. Even the beer here is on the cheap.

  1. San Antonio, TX

This Texas city offers some very affordable attractions to tourists such as the free historic sites and affordable foods. Bikes can also be rented for $10 a day.

  1. Minneapolis/St. Paul

The two cities offer very affordable travel and a lot of things to see and experience once there such as open roads that are great for biking.

  1. Memphis, TN

Lovers of music will appreciate Memphis for the many street performers. While you sit down to sweet tunes, you can order for some very affordable food and beer.

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah

This city might be a bit more expensive than it was a while back but tours to it are great and still cost less than what one incurs while in other cities.

  1. Houston

Findings point to a meal in Houston being about $3 cheaper than the national average. Besides that, music and attractions are in plenty for manageable costs.

  1. Savannah, GA

The best way to tour a city is by walking. And Savannah is the most friendly city when it comes to pedestrians with many other items within reach of many people.

  1. Austin, TX

While Austin has a techie touch to it, everything else about it from the food to the accommodation is geared towards providing affordable fun.

  1. Providence, RI

This Rhode Island city has plenty in store for the lovers of art, good food and music at a reasonable price.

  1. Portland, ME

Not to be confused with Portland in Oregon, Portland in Maine offers some great seafood at quite lowly prices. Accommodation is also within reach of many travelers.

  1. New Orleans

New Orleans offers lots of free music and affordable entertainment in general compared to other cities. It also throws in some exquisite experiences for a few dollars.

  1. Portland, OR

As the top city in the north west, Portland joins its eastern namesake on this list for the affordability of its car rental services and food. Both locals and visitors can enjoy these blessings.

  1. Charleston, SC

Charleston ranked fifth in history and first in romance on the American continent for many reasons. While the reasons for these rankings are many, the cost of its services is one of them.

  1. San Juan, P. R.

Heading south has never gotten easier and cheaper now that JetBlue has bumped up its fleet and Southwest has joined the fray.

  1. Dallas/ Fort Worth

From the sports bars, the stadia, the shopping and the food, Dallas is one city where the costs​ of travel and touring keep getting rosier by the day.

  1. Philadelphia

Philly is the place where the democracy of the United States was born. Here, you can enjoy lots of historical and modern cultural aspects for a reasonable cost.

  1. Baltimore

Baltimore is the place you should be if you are a lover of art and travel on a budget. From the best tattoo parlors to the Baltimore Museum of Art with the biggest Matisse collection, the artist in you will leave the place happy.

While the US cities are interesting ones, it is easy to cross over to one of the South American cities. Free tours of Santiago are always on ​offer.


Author bio: Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at Stylerail, a lifestyle blog as well as Sataco, an electro mechanical company in Lebanon.