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Austria - Currency and Cost of Living
Notes come in denominations of EUR500, EUR200, EUR100, EUR50, EUR20, EUR10 and EUR5, while coins are in denominations of EUR2, EUR1 and 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
The cost of living is fairly high in Austria, although it is similar to other Western European countries. Accommodation and restaurant prices are cheaper in rural areas and small towns than in the cities and tourist areas.
Typical prices include:
Litre of milk EUR0.90
Loaf of bread EUR1.50
Litre of wine, from: EUR1.50
Big Mac EUR2.65
10 eggs EUR1.45
1 kg rice EUR1.40
1 kg potatoes EUR0.72
Tipping is widely practised in Austria, where it is customary to tip around 10% of the bill in restaurants, bars, cafes and hair salons, and to tip taxi drivers a similar percentage of the fare. It is also normal to tip porters, cloakroom attendants etc. with small change.
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