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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €14-20
  • Cheap meal in cafe or pub: €10-15
  • Bus ticket: up to €2.20
  • Sightseeing in museums with free admission: free
  • Pint: €4.50-5
  • Budget hotel double: €60-100
  • Midrange hotel or townhouse double: €100-150
  • Lunch and/or dinner in decent restaurant: €25
  • Guided tours and admission to paid attractions: €20
Top end (more than)
  • Double in top end hotel: from €180
  • Dinner in top-end restaurant: €50

ATMs widespread. Credit cards (with PIN) accepted at most restaurants, hotels and shops.


You're not obliged to tip if the service or food was unsatisfactory (even if it's been automatically added to your bill as a 'service charge').

Hotels Only for bellhops who carry luggage, then €1 per bag.

Pubs Not expected unless table service is provided, then €1 for a round of drinks.

Restaurants 10% for decent service, up to 15% in more expensive places.

Taxis 10% or rounded up to the nearest euro.

Toilet attendants €0.50.