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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: 3000–6500Ft
  • Meal at self-service restaurant: 1500–2500Ft
  • Three-day transport pass: 4150Ft
  • 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 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.


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.