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Money and costs

Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated October 21, 2016 4:03PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €15–30
  • Double room in a budget hotel: €50–110
  • Pizza or pasta: €6–12
  • Double room in a hotel: €110–200
  • Local restaurant dinner: €25–50
  • Admission to museum: €4–15
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in a four- or five-star hotel: €200–450
  • Top restaurant dinner: €50–150
  • Opera ticket: €40–200

ATMs at every airport, most train stations and widely available in towns and cities. Credit cards accepted in most hotels and restaurants.


Tipping is customary in restaurants, but optional elsewhere.

  • Taxis Optional, but most people round up to the nearest euro.

  • Hotels Tip porters about €4 at high-end hotels.

  • Restaurants Service (servizio) is generally included in restaurants – if it's not, a euro or two is fine in pizzerias, 10% in restaurants.

  • Bars Optional, though many Italians leave small change on the bar when ordering coffee. If drinks are brought to your table, a small tip is generally appreciated.