The average price of a 7-day trip to Emerald is $1,986 for a solo traveler, $3,567 for a couple, and $6,687 for a family of 4. Emerald hotels range from $42 to $189 per night with an average of $76, while most vacation rentals will cost $180 to $260 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Emerald Airport (EMD) are between $1,187 and $2,278 per person for economy flights and $3,725 to $7,148 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $27 to $71 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Emerald, QL, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to EMD and stay in a Emerald hotel:

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Emerald is usually mid to late August.

 

Average Emerald Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Emerald for a week is $1,236-$2,926($177-$418 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $71 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $729 to $2,027 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $67 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $53 to $65 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Emerald for a week is $3,070-$5,952($439-$850 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $142 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,458 to $4,054 for economy

Lodging: $53 to $67 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $53 to $65 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Emerald for a week is $4,182-$10,900($597-$1,557 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $284 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,916 to $8,108 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $134 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $85 to $98 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Emerald

How cheap can you make a vacation to Emerald? The cheapest trip to Emerald is about $149 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $176 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $34.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Emerald for a week is $1,045-$3,540($149-$506 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $31 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $729 to $2,027 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $42 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $176 to $216 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Emerald for a week is $1,886-$5,784($269-$826 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $62 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,458 to $4,054 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $42 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $176 to $216 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Emerald for a week is $3,772-$10,788($539-$1,541 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $124 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,916 to $8,108 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $84 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $246 to $302 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Emerald cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Emerald Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Emerald.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Emerald for a week is $2,953-$10,290($422-$1,470 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $51 to $142 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,056 to $6,020 for first class

Lodging: $90 to $189 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $260 to $546 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Emerald for a week is $5,366-$17,304($767-$2,472 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $102 to $284 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,112 to $12,040 for first class

Lodging: $90 to $189 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $260 to $546 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Emerald for a week is $10,732-$32,970($1,533-$4,710 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $204 to $568 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $8,224 to $24,080 for first class

Lodging: $180 to $378 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $390 to $819 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Emerald Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Emerald is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Emerald due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Emerald Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Emerald hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

While there are a few options for vacation rentals here, the selection is somewhat limited in Emerald.

 

Flight Costs to Emerald

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,278 average in late December to a low of $1,187 in mid to late August. Median flight price is $1,602. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Emerald our data includes 8 originating airports, and 12 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Emerald from an airport like Washington Dulles International (IAD) in Washington, DC (the United States) for an average $2,377 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Brisbane International (BNE) in Brisbane (Australia) at an average of just $271.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Emerald, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,091, so you can easily save about 92% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Emerald can easily cost $240 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $16 per person. Private tours can cost $472 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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