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Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 25, 2017 9:36AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€80
  • Dorm beds or cheap doubles: about €25 per person
  • Self-catering or lunch specials: €6–12
  • Cheap museums: €4
Midrange
€80–160
  • Hotel singles: €60–90 per person
  • Two-course meal with glass of wine: €30
  • High-profile museums: €12
Top end (more than)
€160
  • Plush suites and doubles in major cities: from €200
  • Pampering at spa facilities: €40–100
  • Fine dining and wine pairing: €70

ATMs are widely available. Maestro direct debit and Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted in most hotels and in midrange restaurants. Expect to pay cash elsewhere. Travellers cheques are not accepted.

Tipping

  • Hotels One or two euros per suitcase for porters and for valet parking in top-end hotels. Leaving loose change for cleaners is appreciated.

  • Restaurants Tip about 10% (unless service is abominable). Round up the bill, state the amount as you hand the bill back or leave tip in the bill folder when you leave.

  • Bars About 5% at the bar and 10% at a table.

  • Taxis About 10%.