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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €15–45
  • Double room in a budget hotel: €60–130
  • Pizza plus beer: €15
  • Double room in a hotel: €100–200
  • Local restaurant meal: €25–45
  • Admission to Vatican Museums: €17
  • Roma Pass, a 72-hour card covering museum entry and public transport: €38.50
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in a four- or five-star hotel: €200 plus
  • Top restaurant dinner: €45–160
  • Opera ticket €17–150
  • City-centre taxi ride €10–15
  • Auditorium concert tickets €20–90

ATMs are widespread. Major credit cards are widely accepted but some smaller shops, trattorias and hotels might not take them.


Romans are not big tippers, but the following is a rough guide:

  • Taxis Optional, but most people round up to the nearest euro.

  • Restaurants Service (servizio) is generally included; if it's not, a euro or two is fine in pizzerias and trattorias, no more than five to 10% in smart restaurants.

  • Bars Not necessary, although many people leave small change if drinking at the bar.

  • Hotels Tip porters about €5 at A-list hotels.