The journal of Paul M. Watson.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Vegas Costs

Las Vegas is quite an expensive city, at least along The Strip and in the tourist areas it is. Here are a few notables:

  • 2 Coors (a vile beer) at The Venetian; $10.68

  • Miso soup at the Stratosphere; $3.25

  • Eel rolls at the Stratosphere; $7.95

  • California rolls at the Stratosphere; $7.95

  • Sake at the Stratosphere; $6

  • Average two-bed room rate at The Mirage; $170

  • Kobe beef burger at The Mirage; $19

  • Sirloin steak; $38

  • Glass of coke/Pepsi/Sprite; $3

  • Fries at The Mirage; $7

  • Shot of Tanqueray Gin; $7

  • Taxi from airport to The Mirage; $18

  • Los Angelese t-shirt; $19

  • Vegas playing cards; $3

  • The Big Shot (a ride) on the Stratosphere; $7

The Kobe beef burger was completely worth the $19 and Brian says the $38 for the sirloin was equally so. With the rides on the Stratosphere don't pay down below. Go up to the top and look out for a guy pushing around a small cart, you will get half-price on the ride prices, about $4 instead of $7/$8. You also have to be wary of tax. Prices listed are not what you pay, you still have to add tax which varies. I stopped bothering having the right amount ready when ordering.


Blogger Ross Grater said...

Sound like Vegas will be cheap then:

2 Coors LITE (it's not that vile) in Cayman; US$10 (most bars)
Conch Chowder US$9 at Hammerheads
Brandy/Sherry at the Prospect playhouse US$6.25
Double room Sunshine Suites (budget) US$170 per night
Cayman Playing Cards US$3.75
Pepsi (You can't get Coke!!! Easily anyway.) US$3.75 most bars. US$1.25 at the store!
Turtle Stew US$20.

An island is an expensive place, especially one near the USA.

9:43 PM


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