Miami Beach prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$74.70   
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Miami Beach hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
12.00 - 25.00
star
35.00 - 60.00
starstar
45.00 - 140.00
starstarstar
65.00 - 200.00
starstarstarstar
120.00 - 300.00
starstarstarstarstar
220.00 - 600.00


hotel seasons

Miami Beach hotels are in peak season during the winter holiday periods as well as the Easter holiday weeks starting in late March, but the overall high season lasts from November through April. Quality of hotels in South Beach varies greatly, so if you only intend to sleep in the room you can get great deals at lesser hotels with great locations. During summer and even autumn you can get great deals as well, especially at the high-end hotels.


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Miami Beach, which is about 5 miles east of the City of Miami, is truly one of the world’s great cities to relax during the day and party at night. Nearly left for dead a few decades ago, Miami Beach, and particularly its South Beach district, has been revived into an international nightlife capital with great beaches and plenty to keep visitors busy.

In general Miami Beach is more expensive than most other cities in the United States, and it’s more expensive than the City of Miami as well, but budget travelers can actually have an easy time of things if they plan well. Between all the new and refurbished hotels there are places that have yet to be updated, so you get a great location at a reasonable price.

The top restaurants along Ocean Boulevard are all quite expensive, but walking a block or two to Collins or Washington will get you to some places that have more modest prices, including some good Cuban places.

And those who plan to sit on the beach during the day can get by on a backpacker’s budget as long as they watch expenses once the sun goes down.

Miami Beach attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Bass Museum of Art This is Miami Beach's only serious art museum. adults 8.00
students 6.00
seniors 6.00
Bicycle rental Renting a bike is a popular way to see the whole area, though it's expensive just for transportation. two-hours 10.00
24 hours 20.00

Miami Beach Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from airport to Miami Beach 32.00
Shuttle van from airport to Miami Beach 19.00
Public bus from airport to Miami Beach 2.25 - 2.65
3km taxi ride in Miami 7.50 - 12.00
Bus ride in Miami area 2.25

Miami Beach food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast Hotels along the beach will be expensive, but 1 or 2 blocks in has some affordable places. 5.00 - 9.00
Budget lunch There isn't much good fast food in South Beach, so you'll usually have to find a cafe. 6.00 - 12.00
Budget dinner Even some of the Ocean Boulevard places are worth these prices in the evening. 10.00 - 18.00
Beer (pint) Look for happy hour specials or you'll end up paying a lot for drinks. 5.00 - 8.00
Cocktails (glass) Mixed drinks can really be expensive in the trendy Miami Beach places, and worse in the clubs. 6.00 - 15.00

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Miami Beach facts

Population 90,000
Metro area 5,500,000
Time zone UTC-5
Currency US dollar
Airports Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)

Avg temps & precip

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 73 63 2.4
Feb 73 63 2.1
Mar 75 66 2.2
Apr 79 70 2.8
May 82 74 4.9
Jun 86 77 6.9
Jul 87 78 3.6
Aug 87 78 5.4
Sep 86 78 6.3
Oct 83 75 4.5
Nov 78 70 3.3
Dec 75 65 2.0

Weather Advice

The Miami area is known for its great weather, but that’s really only during winter and spring, at the height of the tourist season. During that period days are warm and nights are mild, with enough humidity to remind you that you are near the tropics. But during summer the heat can be stifling, and afternoon rain storms are common. Autumn is similar to spring, except with far fewer visitors.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 7:24am 7:33pm
21 Jun 6:30am 8:15pm
21 Sep 7:09am 7:18pm
21 Dec 7:03am 5:35pm