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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel or private room: €20–40
  • Cheap meal: up to €8
  • Museums: free–€10
  • Private apartment or double room: €60–100
  • Three-course dinner at nice restaurant: €30–40
  • Couple of beers in a pub or beer garden: €8
Top end (more than)
  • Fancy loft apartment or double in top-end hotel: from €150
  • Sit-down lunch and dinner at top-rated restaurant: €100
  • Concert or opera tickets: €50-150

ATMs widely available. Credit/debit cards widely accepted, but bring emergency cash reserves.


  • Hotels €1 per bag is standard. It's also nice to leave a little cash for the room cleaners, say €1 or €2 per day.

  • Restaurants Restaurant bills always include Bedienung (service charge), but most people add 5% or 10% unless the service was truly abhorrent.

  • Bars About 5%, rounded to nearest euro. For table service, tip as for restaurants.

  • Taxis About 10%, rounded to the nearest euro.

  • Toilet attendants Loose change.