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Money and costs

Currency
Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated February 18, 2019 4:35PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€50
  • Dorm bed: €15–22
  • Basic hotel room for two: from €35
  • Lunch special at a family-run restaurant: €8–10
  • Second-class train ticket from Lisbon to Faro: from €23
Midrange
€50–120
  • Double room in a midrange hotel: €50–100
  • Lunch or dinner in a midrange restaurant: €22–40
  • Admission to museums: €3–8
Top end (more than)
€120
  • Boutique hotel room: from €120
  • Dinner for two in a top restaurant: from €80
  • Three-day surf course: €150

ATMs widely available, except in the smallest villages. Credit cards accepted in midrange and high-end establishments.

Tipping

  • Bars Not expected.

  • Hotels One euro per bag is standard; gratuity for cleaning staff is at your discretion.

  • Restaurants In touristy areas,10% is fine; few Portuguese ever leave more than a round-up to the nearest euro.

  • Snack bars Not expected.

  • Taxis Not expected, but it's polite to round up to the nearest euro.