I arrived in Boston on November 4, 2014. I stayed at a hostel for two full days. Then I took a bus to NYC, where I stayed at a hostel for four full days. From there I took a bus to Washington DC, where I stayed at a hostel for two full days.

I collected all my receipts from every purchase during my trip, and added them all up after I returned home to Louisiana.

The following is an approximate total (I rounded up) for each city and the combined total.

Boston = $250

NYC = $600

DC = $210

Total Amount Spent = $1,060

*I booked my flights with points from my Southwest credit card.

Here are some price comparisons between these three cities:

single one-way metro pass in Boston = $2.65

single one-way metro pass in NYC = $2.75

single one-way metro pass in DC = $3.15

Boston hostel = $140

NYC hostel = $360

DC hostel = $104