Spend a day in Kansas City on a $15 vs. $150 budget

We love the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, especially because its free. | Photo by @nelsonatkins

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We know Kansas City has plenty to offer, but what about if you’re on a budget? We thought it would be interesting to have two budgets go head-to-head + see how much bang you really get for your buck.

Pro tip: Use RideKC services to get around the city on your adventure. 

Here is how you can spend a day in Kansas City on $15 vs. $150.

$15 budget

For the baller on the budget, pick up an egg sandwich from Winstead’s for $2.49.

Next, head down to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Don’t forget to make your free reservation before you visit. Then, head to Pizza 51 for a slice of cheese pizza for $4.25.

Take a walk around the Crossroads while enjoying the various free exhibits on First Fridays. Finish the night off with three pastor tacos from Ricos Tacos Lupe for $5.25.

Total: $11.99

$150 budget

Alright ballers, get ready to flex those wallets. Start your day at Succotash with a smoked salmon benedict. Order the housemade vanilla latte for a grand total of $18.50

Next, join our baller on the budget pals at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Take a piece of the museum home with you by purchasing an art piece keychain for $8.99. Lunch will be fried chicken at Rye Plaza for $16.

Channel your inner tourist and take Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Smokestack tour, which includes four bites paired with BLVD beers for $35. Then, stop by the Crossroads for some window shopping… or actual shopping

For dinner, head down to Farina, a James Beard chef-driven Italian restaurant. Try the potato gnocchi for $16. Cap the night off with a cocktail at Afterword Tavern & Shelves. If you do end up getting a book as well, your total will be ~$35

Total: $129.49