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Money and costs

Currency
Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 28, 2016 1:03PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$100
  • Dorm bed: $25–40
  • Campsite: $25–35
  • Self-catered meals from markets and supermarkets: $8–12
Midrange
$100–250
  • B&B or room in a midrange hotel: $80–180 ($100–250 in major cities)
  • Meal in a good local restaurant: from $20 plus drinks
  • Rental car: $35–65 per day
  • Attraction admissions: $5–20
Top end (more than)
$250
  • Four-star hotel room: from $180 (from $250 in major cities)
  • Three-course meal in a top restaurant: from $50 plus drinks
  • Skiing day pass: $50–80

ATMs widely available. Credit cards accepted in most hotels and restaurants.

Tipping

Tipping is a standard practice. Generally you can expect to tip:

  • Restaurant waitstaff 15% to 20%

  • Bar staff $1 per drink

  • Hotel bellhop $1 to $2 per bag

  • Hotel room cleaners From $2 per day (depending on room size and messiness)

  • Taxis 10% to 15%