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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)
€100
  • Dorm bed including breakfast: €20–25
  • Daily meal special: €9–14
  • Train ticket: €10
  • Museum entry: €6–12
  • A beer: €2–4
  • Short-hop city bike hire: €2
Midrange
€100–200
  • Double room at B&B or midrange hotel: €70–120
  • Midweek lunch special: €10–15
  • Car hire per day: €15–20
  • Two-course meal with wine for two: €80–110
Top end (more than)
€250
  • Double room at better hotel or top B&B: €150–200
  • Cocktails and mixed drinks: €10–20
  • Degustation meal with wine for two: €180–350

Credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are very prevalent.

Tipping

Personnel receive living wages and tipping is not required for taxis, restaurants, hairdressers or bars, though it won't be refused and some locals round up a bill. If service was quite exceptional, you could show appreciation (up to 10%). In a few tourist-oriented locations, unaware foreigners regularly leave disproportionate tips, leading to a certain expectation from staff. Similarly, airport taxis may hint (or even state outright) that a tip is appropriate. But that's a gentle scam. Don't be bullied.