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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed €10
  • Beef kebab 180MKD
  • Skopje–Ohrid bus ticket 500MKD
  • Double hotel room €30–45
  • Two-course meal 600–700MKD
  • One-day hiking guide €50
Top end (more than)
  • Ultramodern hotel suite €100
  • Five-course meal with wine pairings 1800MKD
  • Skopje Airport taxi 1200MKD

Most tourist businesses, including lower to midrange hotels, accept cash only. ATMs are widespread in major towns, but surprisingly hard to find around Lake Ohrid except in Ohrid town itself.


Macedonia doesn't have a tipping culture except at restaurants, where 10% is the norm.