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Money and costs

Currency
Leva (лв)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 24, 2018 6:51PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: 18–22 lv
  • Room in a simple guesthouse: 25–50 lv
  • Meals from cafeterias: 5–10 lv
  • Public transport tickets: around 1 lv
Midrange
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: 60–80 lv
  • Lunch and dinner in quality restaurants: 20–30 lv
  • Taxi from airport to centre in Sofia or Plovdiv: 15 lv
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in top-end hotel: 150–300 lv
  • Three-course meals with wine in top-end restaurants: 30–55 lv
  • Spa treatments: from 30 lv

ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants; smaller guesthouses or rural businesses may only accept cash.

Tipping

  • Bars Serving staff don't expect tips per round, though leaving a small tip when you leave is appreciated.

  • Hotels Expectation of a tip for hotel staff is rare except in very high-end places.

  • Restaurants In some restaurants a 10% service charge is already added, although waiters may still round up the bill or not return with your change.

  • Taxis Metered-taxi drivers usually expect to keep the change from a fare.