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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: $25–40
  • Double room in a budget hotel: $75–100
  • Self-catered meals from markets and supermarkets: $8–12
  • B&B or room in a midrange hotel: $100–250
  • Meal in a good local restaurant: from $20 plus drinks
  • Rental car: per day $35–65
  • Attraction admissions: $5–20
Top end (more than)
  • Four-star hotel room: from $250
  • Three-course meal in a top restaurant: from $50 plus drinks
  • Tickets to the theater: $65–120

  • It's easy to get money using overseas credit cards or debit cards; look for the Cirrus or Plus symbols on ATMs, which are on practically every street corner.
  • Many convenience store ATMs charge an additional machine fee.
  • American Express branches in Toronto function as travel agencies and don't handle financial transactions. Instead, tackle the banks or try Money Mart.