go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Money and costs

New Lei (lei)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated October 16, 2018 3:29PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel dorm room or guesthouse: 50 lei per person
  • Street food and self-catering: 40 lei
  • Train/bus tickets: 30 lei
  • Museum admission: 10 lei
  • Double in a midrange hotel or pension: 120 lei per person
  • Meals in good restaurants: 60 lei
  • Train/bus tickets: 30 lei
  • Museum admissions: 30 lei
Top end (more than)
  • Double in the best place in town: 200 lei per person
  • Lunch/dinner at the best restaurants: 80 lei
  • Taxi rides: 50 lei
  • Museum admissions: 30 lei

ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and restaurants.


  • Restaurants Tip 10% of the bill to reward good service.

  • Taxis Drivers won't expect a tip, but it's fine to round the fare up to reward special service.

  • Hotels Tip cleaning staff 3 to 5 lei per night or 20 lei per week to reward good service. In luxury hotels, tip doormen and concierges 5 to 10 lei for special assistance as warranted.

  • Personal services Tip hairdressers and other services around 10%.