Budget: Less than €110
- Double room in a B&B €50–105
- Fixed-price lunch menu €16
- Takeaway pizza €4–7.50
- Gelato €1.50–4
- Double room in a midrange hotel €90–200
- Dinner in a local restaurant €25–35
- Cocktail €5–8
- Boat tour €16
Top end: More than €200
- Double room in a five-star hotel €250-plus
- Genuine coral necklace €100-plus
- Top restaurant meal €50
Bargaining is not de rigueur in Sardinia. You can try your luck at local markets, but otherwise you'll be expected to pay the price stated.
ATMs are widely available (daily cash withdrawal limit €250). Major hotels and restaurants usually accept credit cards, but at some smaller places it's cash only.
- Sardinia’s unit of currency is the euro (€), which is divided into 100 cents.
- Coin denominations are one, two, five, 10, 20 and 50 cents and €1 and €2. The euro notes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.
- Exchange money in banks, post offices and exchange offices.
- Banks generally offer the best rates, but shop around as rates tend to fluctuate considerably.
- Credit cards are not always accepted, especially in many B&Bs, cheaper trattorias and other smaller establishments, so bring enough cash.
For current exchange rates see www.xe.com.
- Hotels €1 to €1.50 per bag is standard; €1 per day for cleaning staff.
- Bars Round up to the nearest euro.
- Restaurants If service isn't included, give a euro or two in pizzerias, 10% in restaurants.
- Taxis Optional, but most people round up to the nearest euro.