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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Basic hotel room: US$60
  • Kebab lunch: US$5
  • Bus ride in Ashgabat: US$0.10
  • Hotel room: US$120
  • Pizza and a beer: US$8
  • Taxi ride within Ashgabat: US$3
  • Museum entry: US$10
  • Kupe class train to Ashgabat to Dashoguz: US$15
Top end (more than)
  • Luxury hotel room: US$200
  • Dinner at hotel: US$30
  • Domestic flight: US$100

Bring enough cash to cover your entire stay. ATMs are non-existent and cards rarely accepted, so keep a supply of both US dollars and manat.