Budget: Less than AZN100
- Hostel bed: AZN5–20
- Döner kebab: AZN1.20–2.50
- SIM card with credit: AZN6
- Beer in local bar: AZN1.20
- Bottled water: AZN0.40
- Overnight train ride: AZN9
- Double room in hotel: AZN50–150
- Two-course typical meal: AZN10–20
- Museum entrance: AZN2–10
- Car rental: AZN50
- Petrol: AZN40
Top end: More than AZN200
- Hotel suite: AZN150–6000
- Dinner with wine in top restaurant: AZN40–100
- Shisha in fancy teahouse: AZN30–80
- Private tour with guide: AZN80–250
In some market situations and at many souvenir stalls, bargaining is normal. It's essential with unmetered taxis. If you haven't reserved in advance, it is often possible to score a discount at smaller hotels and guesthouses in the low season with gentle haggling.
Azerbaijan’s manat is denoted AZN or by a special 'M' that looks like a euro symbol rotated through 90 degrees. AZN1 equals 100 qəpiq (100q).
For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.
In restaurants, tipping up to 10% is highly appreciated but not usually expected. Simply rounding up the bill is more common in less fancy places. Rounding up is also important when using app-based taxis where drivers are very poorly paid, but much less so in unmetered flagged cabs for which fare haggling is more appropriate.
Many transactions still require cash but Visa & Mastercard usage is becoming increasingly widespread and ATMs are available in all cities and regional centres.