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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$150
  • Dorm bed: $33–60
  • Burrito $6–9
  • Food-truck fare $5–13
  • Mission and Coit Tower murals: free
  • Live music or comedy in Mission or North Beach club: free–$15
  • Castro Theatre show: $12
Midrange
$150–350
  • Motel or downtown hotel/home-share: $130–180
  • Ferry Building meal: $18–45
  • Mission share-plates meal: $20–50
  • Thursday Exploratorium After Dark/Academy of Sciences NightLife: $15
  • Symphony rush tickets: $20
  • Muni Passport: $21
Top end (more than)
$350
  • Boutique hotel: $180–380
  • Chef's tasting menu: $60–228
  • City Pass (Muni, cable cars plus four attractions): $89
  • Alcatraz night tour: $44.50
  • Opera orchestra seats: $90–140

ATMs widely available; credit cards accepted at most hotels, stores and restaurants. Many farmers market stalls and food trucks and some bars are cash-only.