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Money and costs

Currency
Dinars (BHD)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 15, 2019 11:47AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
BD40
  • Single room in a budget hotel: BD15–30
  • Shawarma or falafel wrap: BD1
  • Museum admission: BD2
  • Bus ticket: BD0.3
Midrange
BD50–80
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: BD40–80
  • Lunch and dinner in local restaurants: BD6–18
  • Short taxi trip: BD3
Top end (more than)
BD120
  • Double room in a top-end hotel: BD80–120
  • Lunch and dinner in restaurant: BD18–30
  • Best theatre tickets: BD60
  • Spa treatment: BD30
  • Taxi trip: BD3–10

ATMs are widespread, and credit cards are widely accepted.

Tipping

  • Restaurants A service charge is added to most bills in restaurants and hotels, so tipping is at your discretion. An appropriate tip for good service would be around 10%.

  • Porters Airport porters expect a small tip of BD1 despite their services being covered by the airport tax.

  • Taxi Drivers do not expect a tip for short journeys. For longer journeys (more than 5km), 10% is appropriate.