US dollars ($)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than $150

  • Hostel dorms: $30–50
  • Double in a budget hotel: $120
  • Meal from a food truck: $10
  • Citi Bike hire for an hour: $6.50
  • Happy hour drink special: from $5

Midrange: $150–300

  • Standard hotel room booked online: $150–250
  • Midrange dinner: around $30–50
  • Architectural walking tour: from $25
  • Craft cocktail in a lounge: $12–16

Top End: More than $300

  • Cover at bigger nightclubs: from $20
  • Dinner at an upscale restaurant: from $60
  • Day at a top spa: from $150
  • Kayak hire off Key Biscayne: $25 per hour


There isn't much opportunity to bargain in Miami. Prices are fixed in most places. At some flea markets, you might be able to haggle a bit.


ATMs are widely available, though most ATM withdrawals using out-of-state cards incur surcharges of $3 or so. Major credit cards are widely accepted.

Further Information

Prices quoted in reviews are in US dollars ($). Exchange foreign currency at international airports and most large banks.

Exchange Rates

New ZealandNZ$1$0.69

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Tipping is standard practice across America. In restaurants, tipping 15 to 20% of the bill is expected; only tip below this if the service was exceptionally bad (not tipping is a very drastic move).

  • Food Normal service 15%, good service 18%, great service 20%
  • Bars $1 per drink, $2 or more for complicated cocktails
  • Taxi drivers 10% to 15% of fare
  • Porters and skycaps $1 per bag
  • Hotel cleaning staff A few dollars after a few nights