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Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 14, 2019 11:19AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€80
  • Dorm beds or cheap doubles: about €25 per person
  • Self-catering or lunch specials: €6–12
  • Cheap museums: €4
Midrange
€80–160
  • Hotel singles: €60–90 per person
  • Two-course meal with glass of wine: €30
  • High-profile museums: €12
Top end (more than)
€160
  • Plush suites and doubles in major cities: from €200
  • Pampering at spa facilities: €40–100
  • Fine dining and wine pairing: €70

ATMs widely available. Maestro direct debit and Visa and MasterCard credit cards accepted in most hotels and midrange restaurants. Expect to pay cash elsewhere.

Tipping

  • Bars About 5% at the bar and 10% at a table.

  • Hotels One or two euros per suitcase for porters and for valet parking in top-end hotels. Leaving loose change for cleaners is appreciated.

  • Restaurants Tip about 10% (unless service is abominable). Round up the bill, state the amount as you hand the bill back or leave the tip in the bill folder when you leave.

  • Taxis About 10%.