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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$150
  • Dorm bed: $30–35
  • Bowl of noodles or a kebab: $10–15
  • Entry to Te Papa or Mt Victoria Lookout: free!
  • Local bus or train ticket: $2–3.50
Midrange
$150–250
  • Double motel room: from $130
  • Main course in a midrange restaurant: $15–32
  • Local live band: $10
  • Short taxi trip: $10–20
Top end (more than)
$250
  • Double room in a top-end hotel: from $200
  • Three-course meal in a classy restaurant: $80
  • Long night drinking in the bars and clubs: $100
  • Harbour sailing trip: $40

Major banks with ATMs are scattered around town, with clusters along Courtenay Pl, Willis St and Lambton Quay.