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 on a bottle of beer whilst in other cities it could be around $3.50.
*Remember that you need to be 21 to drink in the USA.
Lunch from a cheap café or food truck can be between $5 and $9, whilst dinner in a restaurant would be nearer $25 to $60 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 to $3. Car hire is available from $30 a day and we have campervans from $40!
Dorm beds in hostels cost between $25 and $40. Budget motels would be around $60 to $80 for a double.
A double room in a 3 star hotel can be between $100 and $250.
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The simple answer is that it's a perfect year round destination and when you visit totally depends on what type of trip you're after. In case you hadn't noticed, the USA is pretty darn big so the weather can vary quite a bit from state to state. Prices tend to be highest during the school summer holiday (July/August) and at Christmas, so travel during off peak times.