Budget: Less than €60
- Dorm bed: €18–25
- Double room in a budget hotel: €40–60
- Lunch special with drink and coffee: €10
- Single ticket on the metro €1.20–2
- Double room in a central hotel: €60–120
- Meal in a midrange restaurant: €20–30
- Guided half-day bike tour: from €17
- Tour of a port cellar including tasting: €5–10
Top end: More than €150
- Double room in a boutique hotel: from €100
- Three-course dinner with wine: from €40
- Theatre/concert tickets: €15–30
- Full-day tour of the Douro: €90
Gentle haggling is common in markets; in all other instances you’re expected to pay the stated price.
Multibanco ATMs are widespread (look for the MB logo). Not all small, family-run shops, restaurants and guesthouses accept credit cards – if in doubt, ask.
Portugal uses the euro, along with most other European nations. There is a currency exchange, open from 7am to 8pm, as well as several 24-hour ATMs, in the airport arrivals hall.
Unicâmbio Currency exchange, Western Union services and phone booths for international calls.
- Bars Not expected unless table service is provided, then loose change will suffice.
- Hotels One euro per bag is standard; gratuity for cleaning staff is at your discretion.
- Restaurants For decent service 10%, though many Portuguese round up to the nearest Euro or two if paying by cash.
- Snack bars It's courteous to leave a bit of spare change.
- Taxis Not expected, but it's polite to round up to the nearest euro.