82% of the population speak English.
The remaining speak Spanish, other Indo-European languages, Asian, Pacific Island languages and other.
Eastern Standard time (GMT - 5)
Central time (GMT - 6)
Mountain Time (GMT - 7)
Pacific Time (GMT - 8)
Hawaiian Time (GMT – 10)
Alaskan Time (GMT – 9)
In a New York bar, you'll spend between $5-$8 USD on a bottle of beer whilst in other cities it could be around $3.50 USD.
*Remember that you need to be 21 to drink in the USA.
Lunch from a cheap café or food truck can be between $5 USD and $9 USD, whilst dinner in a restaurant would be nearer $25 USD to $60 USD per person.
Taxis are expensive in the States, with most city cabs running on meters. Budget travellers should use cheaper buses or subway transport.
Travel on buses and subways will cost between $2-$3 USD. Car hire is available from $30 USD a day and we have campervans from $40 USD!
Dorm beds in hostels cost between $25 USD and $40 USD. Budget motels would be around $60 USD to $80 USD for a double.
A double room in a 3 star hotel can be between $100 USD and $250 USD.
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