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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €18–25
  • Double room in a budget hotel: €40–60
  • Lunch special with drink and coffee: €10
  • Single ticket on the metro €1.20–1.85
  • Double room in a central hotel: €60–120
  • Meal in a midrange restaurant: €20–30
  • Guided half-day bike tour: from €15
  • Tour of a port cellar including tasting: €5–10
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in a boutique hotel: from €100
  • Three-course dinner with wine: from €40
  • Theatre/concert tickets: €15–30
  • Full-day tour of the Douro: €90

Multibanco ATMs are widespread (look for the MB logo). Not all small, family-run shops, restaurants and guesthouses accept credit cards – if in doubt, ask.


Bars Not expected unless table service is provided, then loose change will suffice.

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

Restaurants For decent service 10%, though many Portuguese round up to the nearest Euro or two if paying by cash.

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.