Despite taking less summer vacation, American travelers spent over 1,500 euros per week on average, which is more per week than the typical getaway for their European or Brazilian counterparts, according to a report released by Ipsos
Brazil had the cheapest weekly summer holiday and the most time off. An average Brazilian holiday-goer will spend about 517 euros per week on their vacation, while also taking off 2.2 weeks. Spain and France also registered a cheaper per week cost than the United States. In France, an average week off is roughly 1,100 euros, while in Spain the average holiday week is just shy of one thousand euros. Both countries spent around two weeks on summer vacation.
Travel expenses eat up the majority of U.S. travel
spending, a possible reason for the higher costs compared to other countries. A report by ValuePenguin
estimated that U.S. travelers spend a significant portion of their holiday budget on transportation, especially when it comes to airline travel. For international trips, airfare makes up over half of a vacation budget, while transportation makes up just about 39 percent of domestic travel expenses.