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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€100
  • Dorm bed: €25–30
  • Cheap double per person: €40–65
  • Self-catering or lunchtime specials: €6–12
  • Free sights and cheap museums: to €7
  • Happy hour: beer/wine €2–4, cocktails €4.50–6.50
Midrange
€100–180
  • Hotel double per person: €65–105
  • Two-course midrange meal with glass of wine: €25–35
  • High-profile museums: €13
Top end (more than)
€180
  • Upmarket hotel double per person: from €105
  • Multicourse meal with wine: from €70
  • Opera and theatre: from €40

ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are not always accepted in budget hotels or budget to midrange restaurants. Bars and cafes usually only accept cash.

Tipping

  • Restaurants and cafes Tips are generally expected; round up smaller bills (to the nearest 50 cents or euro) when buying coffee or beer, and add 5% to 10% to the bill for full meals. Tip at the time of payment as one lump sum with the bill.

  • Taxis Drivers will expect around 10% extra.

  • Hotel porters and cloakroom attendants Tip a euro or two.