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Family summer vacations up 15% this year

Jun 11, 2024, 11:47 AM

The cost of summer vacations has jumped a whopping 15% for this summer over the summer of 2023 according to Nerdwallet.  If you’re a family of four going on vacation that number really adds up.  The cost of a family of four 1 week vacation is now…  $7,936 according to GoGoCharters. That breaks down to $1,132 dollars a day.

How does the $7,936 family vacation break down:

  1. $1,132 a day
  2. $232 a day on food
  3. $214 a day on hotel
  4. Domestic flights average – $247
  5. Rental cars: $47 a day
  6. Gas – $3.47 a gallon

Obviously more expensive flights, hotels and food can really add up.  According to Nerdwallet nearly 50% of people are planning a summer vacation this year that requires a hotel or flight.

The Nerdwallet survey found that elevated prices on checked bags, restaurants, and recreational experiences have all contributed to making vacations increasingly unaffordable for the average family.

Are you going on a summer vacation this year?  Staycation? 

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