The average price of a 7-day trip to South Loop is $1,626 for a solo traveler, $2,920 for a couple, and $5,475 for a family of 4. South Loop hotels range from $70 to $352 per night with an average of $157, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) are between $665 and $1,066 per person for economy flights and $2,087 to $3,345 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $49 to $104 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 South Loop, IL, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MDW and stay in a South Loop hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in South Loop is usually mid to late September.

 

Average South Loop Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit South Loop for a week is $1,344-$2,486($192-$355 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $49 to $104 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $443 to $906 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $142 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $93 to $113 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit South Loop for a week is $2,574-$4,440($368-$634 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $208 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $886 to $1,812 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $142 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $93 to $113 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit South Loop for a week is $4,038-$8,240($577-$1,177 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $416 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,772 to $3,624 for economy

Lodging: $232 to $284 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $149 to $170 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to South Loop

How cheap can you make a vacation to South Loop? The cheapest trip to South Loop is about $109 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 3% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $60.

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 South Loop for a week is $766-$1,732($109-$247 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $29 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $443 to $906 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $70 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit South Loop for a week is $1,412-$3,044($202-$435 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $58 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $886 to $1,812 for economy

Lodging: $60 to $70 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit South Loop for a week is $2,752-$6,088($393-$870 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $116 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,772 to $3,624 for economy

Lodging: $120 to $140 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $60 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to South Loop cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury South Loop Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit South Loop for a week is $2,976-$8,513($425-$1,216 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $103 to $229 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,271 to $1,894 for first class

Lodging: $164 to $352 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit South Loop for a week is $4,968-$12,010($710-$1,716 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $206 to $458 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,542 to $3,788 for first class

Lodging: $164 to $352 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $836 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit South Loop for a week is $9,936-$22,016($1,419-$3,145 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $412 to $916 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,084 to $7,576 for first class

Lodging: $328 to $704 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,338 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

South Loop Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in South Loop is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in South Loop 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.

South Loop 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 South Loop 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

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in South Loop.

 

Flight Costs to South Loop

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,066 average in late July to a low of $665 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $629. These prices are based on millions of flights. For South Loop our data includes 642 originating airports, and 109 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to South Loop from an airport like Saarbruecken (SCN) in Saarbrucken (Germany) for an average $6,688 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Manistee County-Blacker (MBL) in Manistee/Ludington, MI (the United States) at an average of just $221.

 

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 South Loop, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $401, so you can easily save about 60% 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 South Loop can easily cost $440 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $29 per person. Private tours can cost $877 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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