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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: $35
  • Food court meal: $8; pizza slice: $2-3
  • Happy hour beer special: $5
  • All-day transit pass: $9.75
  • Double room in a standard hotel: $150
  • Dinner for two in neighborhood restaurant: $40 (excl drinks)
  • Craft beer for two: $15
  • Museum entry: $15-25
Top end (more than)
  • Four-star hotel room: from $250
  • Fine-dining meal for two: $100
  • Cocktails for two: $25
  • Taxi trips around the city: $5 and up

ATMs are widely available around the city. Credit cards are accepted and widely used at all accommodations and almost all shops and restaurants.


Gratuities are part of the price you’ll pay for visiting this part of the world. The following are typical rates:

Restaurant wait staff15%
Bar servers$1 per drink
Hotel bellhops$1 to $2 per bag
Taxis10% to 15%