Currency

Convertible mark (KM, BAM)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than 120KM

  • Dorm bed: 20–25KM
  • Ćevapi meal: 3–7KM
  • Beer in cheap bar: 2KM

Midrange: 120–300KM

  • Double room in midpriced hotel: 80–190KM
  • Restaurant meal: 20–40KM
  • Glass of better local wine: 7KM
  • Museum entry: 3–10KM

Top end: More than 300KM

  • Double room in top hotel: 190–300KM
  • Three-course meal with wine: 50–100KM
  • One-day car rental: 80KM

Bargaining

Almost all shops and services have fixed prices, although you could try some gentle bargaining at the trinket shops of Baščaršija (Sarajevo) and Kujundžiluk (Mostar).

Money

ATMs accepting Visa and MasterCard are ubiquitous.

Currency

  • Bosnia and Hercegovina's convertible mark (written KM or BAM) is pronounced kai-em or maraka. It is divided into 100 fenig.
  • Despite its name, the convertible mark is not convertible anywhere outside Bosnia and Hercegovina's borders. If you take any home they will just be souvenirs.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$11.22KM
CanadaC$11.31KM
Euro Zone€11.96KM
Japan¥1001.53KM
New ZealandNZ$11.12KM
UKUK£12.20KM
USAUS$11.72KM

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

  • Cafes, Bars & Taxis Not required but it's normal to round up the bill and possibly add a bit extra.
  • Restaurants Up to 10% in swankier places, but only if you're completely satisfied with the service.