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Money and costs

Currency
Forint (Ft)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 04, 2019 2:25PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
12,000Ft
  • Dorm bed: 3000–6500Ft
  • Meal at a cheap or self-service restaurant: 1500–2500Ft
  • Ticket to national museum or other attraction: 700Ft
Midrange
12,000–35,000Ft
  • 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 a good restaurant: from 12,500Ft
  • All-inclusive ticket at a spa/water park: adult/child 3600/1600Ft

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

Tipping

Gratuities in Hungary are commonplace.

  • Bars 10% of total for drinks brought to your table.

  • 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%, and up to 15% in more upmarket places; note that 12.5% service is often included in the bill.

  • Taxis Round up the fare.