Currency

euro (€)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than €100

  • Dorm bed: €25.15
  • Glass of beer (33cL): €3.60
  • Soup and a sandwich: €10
  • Public transport ticket: €2
  • Cinema ticket: €3.70–12

Midrange: €100–250

  • Double room: €120–200
  • Two-course meal: €30–40
  • Bottle of local wine at a midrange restaurant: €23–38
  • Admission to museums: free to around €10
  • Three-hour city walking tour: €18

Top end: More than €250

  • Double room at a luxury hotel: from €200
  • Gastronomic-restaurant tasting menu: from €78
  • Bottle of crémant (sparkling wine) at a top-end restaurant: from €42
  • Premium opera/ballet ticket: from €65

Bargaining

Gentle haggling is acceptable at flea markets (not food markets); in all other instances you’re expected to pay the stated price.

Money

Credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are prevalent.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1€0.63
CanadaC$1€0.67
Japan¥100€0.79
New ZealandNZ$1€0.57
UKUK£1€1.12
USUS$1€0.88

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

Hospitality staff receive living wages and a 15% service is included on restaurant bills.

  • Restaurants No tipping necessary but many locals add 10% for exceptional service.
  • Taxis Round up by 10%.
  • Hotels A tip of €0.50 to €2.50 is common for door staff and porters.
  • Bathrooms Where staffed, a tip of around €0.50 is appreciated.