We tried to do Vegas as cheap as possible, and I don't think it can be done much cheaper. We stayed with two different couchsurfing hosts, so we didn't have any accommodation expense, other than our thank you meals that we provided to our hosts.
We had a one week car rental through Fox Rent a Car that cost a total of $128.70. One of our readers had made a comment that the final bill wouldn't be that cheap, but it was. We didn't take any of the "extras" that are offered.
For food, we bought a box of cereal and a jug of milk so that was our breakfasts. And granola bars and snacks that are easy to carry around. And we bought food to prepare a meal for one of our hosts. And bottles of water. Then we used quite a few 2 for 1 coupons for buffet meals so that we could fill our stomachs once a day and only need a snack for later on.
For our one week in Vegas, here's what we spent...
- Car Rental: $128.70
- Gasoline: $51
- Groceries: $42.81
- Alcohol: $20.95
- Restaurants: $152.25
- Gambling: $13.00
- Entertainment: $7.00 (LOL...who goes to Vegas and spends only $7 on entertainment?!)
However, we won $205 because of the free money given to us by the various casino players clubs. So the entire week in Vegas cost only $210.71!
Of course there were other expenses. You have to get there, but that is different for everybody. Airfare for our particular trip was $550.
And we had some Mexican expenses for the trip. It cost 300 pesos to get to the airport, and 320 to return. And 240 pesos for our motel room near Guadalajara airport. And 100 pesos for Sherman to stay where he was for the week. So additional expenses of 960 pesos ($76.80).
So our entire trip cost was $837.51. Not bad for a week in Vegas! Now figure that we would have spent $250 simply living for the week in Mexico, so our actual additional expense for the whole trip was only $587.51.
We also bought a few items. The faucet for Sherman was $25.28. And we bought clothing that came to $118. But all that stuff had to be bought whether we were in Vegas or not, so can't be included as a trip expense.