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Money and costs

Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 28, 2020 9:54AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €12–20
  • Cheap meal in cafe or pub: €8–15
  • Inter-city bus travel (200km trip): €12–25
  • Pint: €5–6.50 (more expensive in cities)
  • Double room in hotel or B&B: €80–180 (more expensive in Dublin)
  • Main course in midrange restaurant: €15–30
  • Car rental (per day): from €30
  • Three-hour train journey: €60
Top end (more than)
  • Four-star hotel stay: from €200
  • Three-course meal in good restaurant: around €70
  • Top round of golf (midweek): from €100

The Republic of Ireland uses the euro (€). Northern Ireland uses the pound sterling (£), although the euro is also accepted in many places.


Hotels €1/£1 per bag is standard; tip cleaning staff at your discretion.

Pubs Not expected unless table service is provided, then €1/£1 for a round of drinks.

Restaurants For decent service 10%; up to 15% in more expensive places.

Taxis Tip 10% or round up fare to nearest euro/pound.

Toilet attendants Loose change; no more than €0.50/50p.