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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm beds: €10–20
  • Admission to museums: €5–15
  • Pizza or pasta: €8–12
  • Double room in a small hotel: €50–100
  • Short taxi trip: €10–20
  • Meals in good restaurants: around €20 per person
Top end (more than)
  • Stay at iconic hotels: from €150
  • Car hire: from around €30 per day
  • Theatre tickets: €15–150

ATMs are common; credit and debit cards are widely accepted.


  • 'Service charges’ are increasingly added to bills. In theory this means you’re not obliged to tip. In practice that money often doesn’t go to the server. Don’t pay twice. If the service charge is optional, remove it and pay a tip. If it's not optional, don’t tip.
  • Tipping isn't such a big deal in Europe as it is say in North America. If you tip, 5% to 10% will usually suffice.