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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$150
  • Dorm bed: $25–40
  • Double room in a budget motel: $45–80
  • Lunch from a cafe or food truck: $6–12
  • Local bus, subway or train tickets: $2–4
Midrange
$150–250
  • Double room in midrange hotel: $100–250
  • Popular restaurant dinner for two: $30–60
  • Car hire per day: from $30
Top end (more than)
$250
  • Double room in a resort or top-end hotel: from $200
  • Dinner in a top restaurant: $60–100
  • Concert or theater tickets: $60–200

ATMs widely available. Credit cards accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Tipping

Tipping is not optional; only withhold tips in cases of outrageously bad service.

  • Airport & hotel porters $2 per bag, minimum per cart $5

  • Bartenders 15% to 20% per round, minimum per drink $1

  • Hotel maids $2 to $4 per night, left under the card provided

  • Restaurant servers 15% to 20%, unless a gratuity is already charged on the bill

  • Taxi drivers 10% to 15%, rounded up to the next dollar

  • Valet parking attendants At least $2 when handed back the keys