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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
15,000Ft
  • Dorm bed: 3000–6500Ft
  • Meal at self-service restaurant: 1500–2500Ft
  • Three-day transport pass: 4150Ft
Midrange
15,000–35,000Ft
  • Single/double private room: from 7500/10,000Ft
  • Two-course meal with drink: 3500–7500Ft
  • Cocktail: from 1500Ft
Top end (more than)
35,000Ft
  • Double room in superior hotel: from 16,500Ft
  • Dinner for two with wine at good restaurant: from 12,500Ft
  • All-inclusive ticket at a spa: adult/child 3600/1600Ft
  • Cover charge at a popular club: 1500–2500Ft

ATMs are everywhere, including at the airport and train and bus stations. Visa, MasterCard and American Express widely accepted in many hotels and restaurants.

Tipping

Gratuities in Hungary are commonplace.

  • Bars For drinks served at table, 10% of total.

  • Hairdressers 10% of haircut price.

  • 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 is often included in the bill nowadays.

  • Taxis Round up the fare.