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Money and costs

Forint (Ft)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated June 22, 2017 3:28PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: 3000–6500Ft
  • Meal at a cheap or self-service restaurant: 1500–2500Ft
  • Ticket to national museum or other attraction: 700Ft
  • Single/double private room: from 7500/10,000Ft
  • Two-course meal with drink: 3500–7500Ft
  • Cocktail: from 1500Ft
Top end (more than)
  • Double room in superior hotel: from 16,500Ft
  • Dinner for two with wine at a good restaurant: from 12,500Ft
  • All-inclusive ticket at a spa/water park: adult/child 3600/1600Ft

ATMs widely available. Credit and debit cards accepted in many hotels and restaurants.


Gratuities in Hungary are commonplace.

  • Bars 30Ft to 50Ft per drink at the bar; if drinks are brought to your table, 10% of total.

  • Hairdressers 10% of haircut price is appropriate.

  • Hotels 500Ft for luggage, 200Ft to 300Ft per day for housekeeping.

  • Petrol stations & thermal spas Attendants expect some loose change.

  • Restaurants For decent service 10%, up to 15% in more upmarket places; 12.5% service often included in the bill.

  • Taxis Round up the fare.