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Money and costs

Currency
New Lei (lei)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated August 25, 2016 10:18AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel dorm room or guesthouse: 50 lei per person
  • Street food and self-catering: 30 lei
  • Train/bus ticket: 30 lei
  • Museum/sundries: 10 lei
Midrange
  • Double in a midrange hotel or pension: 100 lei per person
  • Meals in good restaurants: 60 lei
  • Train/bus tickets: 30 lei
  • Museums/sundries: 30 lei
Top end (more than)
  • Double in the best place in town: 180 lei per person
  • Lunch and dinner at the best restaurants: 80 lei
  • Train/bus/taxi: 60 lei
  • Museums/sundries: 30 lei

ATMs widely available. Credit cards widely accepted in hotels and restaurants.

Tipping

In restaurants, tip 10% of the bill to reward good service. Leave the tip in the pouch that the bill is delivered in or hand the money directly to the waiter.

  • Tip hairdressers and other personal services around 10% of the total.
  • Taxis drivers won't expect a tip, but it's fine to round the fare up to reward special service.
  • Tip hotel cleaning staff 3 to 5 lei per night or 20 lei per week to reward good service. In luxury hotels, tip doormen and concierges 5 to 10 lei for special assistance as warranted.