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Money and costs

Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 24, 2017 1:34PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €15–22
  • Basic hotel room for two: from €30
  • Lunch special at a family-run restaurant: €7–9
  • Second-class train ticket from Lisbon to Faro: from €22
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: €50–100
  • Lunch and dinner in a midrange restaurant: €22–35
  • Admission to museums: €2–6
Top end (more than)
  • Boutique hotel room: from €120
  • Dinner for two in a top restaurant: from €80
  • Three-day surf course: €150

ATMs widely available, except in the smallest villages. Credit cards accepted in midrange and high-end establishments.


  • Bars Not expected unless table service is provided, then around 10%.

  • Hotels One euro per bag is standard; gratuity for cleaning staff is at your discretion.

  • Restaurants 10% on average, up to 15% in pricier places.

  • Snack bars It's courteous to leave a bit of spare change.

  • Taxis Not expected, but it's polite to round up to the nearest euro.