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Money and costs

Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 25, 2019 9:07AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel, camping or private room: €15–30
  • Low-cost meal or self-catering: up to €8
  • Day ticket on public transport: €5–7
  • Private apartment or double room: €60–120
  • Three-course dinner at a good 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 or dinner at top-rated restaurant: €100
  • Concert or opera tickets: €50–150

ATMs widely available in cities and towns, rarely in villages. Credit cards are not widely accepted.


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

  • Restaurants Bills always include Bedienung (service charge); most people add 5% or 10% unless service was truly abhorrent.

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

  • Taxis Tip about 10%, rounded to the nearest euro.

  • Toilet attendants Loose change.