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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$100
  • Camping or dorm bed: $30–$60
  • Bus tickets: $10–$20
  • Street food: mains $8–$12
  • NPS walking tours and free-admission days at museums: free
Midrange
$100–$200
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: $100–$250
  • Car rental for a portion of the trip: from $50 per day
  • Admission to museums and parks: $10–$20
Top end (more than)
$250
  • Double room in high-end hotel: from $250
  • Eat at the region's finest restaurants: mains from $25
  • Tickets to concerts, events and tours: $30–$100

ATMs are widely available, except in the smallest towns and most remote wilderness. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels and restaurants.

Tipping

Many service providers depend on tips for their livelihoods, so tip generously for good service.

  • Baggage carriers $1 per bag

  • Housekeeping $2 to $5 per day, $5 to $10 per week

  • Servers and bartenders 15% to 20%

  • Taxi drivers 15%

  • Tour guides $5 to $10 for a one-hour tour