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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$50
  • Basic double room with private facilities: US$15–25
  • Getting around by tram and/or minibus: US$0.10–0.30
  • Local-style meals: US$5
  • Visiting museums: US$0.50
Midrange
US$50–100
  • Double room in a comfortable hotel: US$25–75
  • Chartering a taxi for a couple of hours: US$10
  • Dinner with alcohol at a midrange restaurant: US$10
  • As much coffee as you can drink: US$0.50 per cup
Top-end: More than
US$100
  • Upmarket hotel room: from US$75
  • Travel around town with rental car and driver: US$75
  • Fine dining at an upmarket restaurant: US$15 and up
  • Day tour of the city: US$60

You will have no trouble finding a bank in Addis to change cash and most Dashen Bank branches have ATMs that accept foreign Visa and MasterCard (but not Plus or Cirrus).