Currency

euro (€)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than €100

  • Dorm bed: €15–25
  • Glass of Kölsch: €1.80
  • Doner kebab: €3.50
  • Public transport day pass: €7.10

Midrange: €100–200

  • Double room in a hotel: €80–130
  • Lunch and dinner in local restaurants: €25–45
  • KölnCard: €9
  • Short taxi trip: €10–20

Top end: More than €200

  • Room in fancy hotel: from €150
  • Top seat at Philharmonie: €50
  • Dinner in gourmet restaurant: €100–150

Bargaining

Gentle haggling is common at flea markets; in all other instances you’re expected to pay the stated price. In hotels, you may get a better rate if you're staying more than one night.

Money