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Money and costs

Euro (€)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated July 04, 2019 10:47AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: €20–30
  • Double room in hostal (budget hotel): €50–65 (€60–75 in Madrid, Barcelona and Balearics)
  • Self-catering and lunch menú del día (set menu): €10–15
  • Double room in midrange hotel: €65–140 (€75–200 in Madrid, Barcelona and Balearics)
  • Lunch and/or dinner in local restaurant: €20–40
  • Car rental: per day from €25
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in top-end hotel: €140–200 and up
  • Fine dining for lunch and dinner: €150–250
  • Double room in parador: €120–200

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


Tipping is almost always optional.

  • Restaurants Many Spaniards leave small change, others up to 5%, which is considered generous.

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

  • Bars It’s rare to leave a tip in bars (even if the bartender gives you your change on a small dish).