Spain’s currency is the Euro, and the exchange rate is approximately €0.77= $1. To find the most up to date exchange rate go to XE.com Currency Converter.
It is always a good idea to budget for a trip so you don’t run out of money. Here are a few sample prices so you have plenty of dosh for your Spanish vacation:
- Spanish Cordobes hat = €5
- Sangria (drink made of red wine, sugar, fruits and ice) = €10
- Flamenco show plus drink = €25
- Spanish soccer jerseys eg Ronaldinho = from €65
- Average room prices = you’ll pay around €15 for a hostel bed, €50 for something mid-range, and €150 and upward if you’re going all out.
- Average meal prices = anywhere from €3 for a beer and tapa, to €15 at a mid-range restaurant, and €35 and upwards for an expensive restaurant.
These prices are in Euros, correct as of 03/17/09 and are subject to change.
Every establishment in Spain will include a service charge in the price of the meal or drink. However it’s still common to tip at bars, restaurants, hotels, and after taking a taxi; usually a tip is 5-10% of the price.
Generally in Spain banking hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm. There are some variations to this, some opening on Saturdays until 1pm. All major credit cards are accepted in Spain and traveler’s checks are accepted in many places.
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