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Money and costs

Currency
Switzerland Francs (CHF)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 20, 2017 2:52PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
Sfr200
  • Dorm bed: Sfr30–60
  • Double room in budget hotel: from Sfr100
  • Lunch out and self-cater after dark: from Sfr25
Midrange
Sfr200–300
  • Double room in two- or three-star hotel: from Sfr200 (Sfr150 on weekends)
  • Dish of the day (tagesteller, plat du jour, piatto del giorno) or fixed two-course menu: Sfr40–70
Top end (more than)
Sfr300
  • Double room in four- or five-star hotel: from Sfr350 (Sfr250 on weekends)
  • Three-course dinner in an upmarket restaurant: from Sfr100

ATMs at every airport, most train stations and every second street corner in towns and cities; Visa, MasterCard and Amex widely accepted.

Tipping

Tipping is not necessary, given that hotels, restaurants, bars and even some taxis are legally required to include a 15% service charge in bills.

  • Restaurants You can round up the bill after a meal for good service, as locals do.

  • Hotels Hotel and railway porters expect a franc or two per bag.

  • Bargaining Bargaining is nonexistent.