Travel budget and cost of living in Hungary how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Hungary

Hungary: calculate your travel budget

Hungary: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Hungary for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 44 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.3 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 981* (258426 Ft)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2037* (536718 Ft)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 101 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3129* (824362 Ft)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Hungary in 2019

Cost of living: Hungary VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Hungary in 2019 is 35% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Hungary in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Hungary by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Hungary compared to the national average.

Cities /Hungary View Details
Szombathely 23% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Szombathely
Budapest 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Budapest
Debrecen 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Debrecen
Nagykanizsa 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nagykanizsa
Gyor 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gyor
Zalaegerszeg 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zalaegerszeg
Pecs 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pecs

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Local prices in Hungary by expense type

Restaurant budget in Hungary

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Hungary costs 50% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.5/person
($ 4.5 to $ 9.6)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 12 to $ 20)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.7/person
($ 4.5 to $ 6.8)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Hungary

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Hungary costs 45% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 32 to $ 288)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 75/night
($ 35 to $ 334)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 34 to $ 1977)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 124/night
($ 54 to $ 4692)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 241/night
($ 169 to $ 1841)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 89/month
($ 64 to $ 458)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 96/month
($ 38 to $ 2191)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 119/month
($ 46 to $ 1030)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 79/month
($ 52 to $ 222)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Hungary

On average, the price of supermarket food in Hungary costs 51% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.3/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 9.6)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.3/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 6.1)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.1/kg
($ 6.8 to $ 14)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Hungary

On average, the price of transport in Hungary costs 12% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 38/month
($ 26 to $ 38)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.6)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.6
($ 1.7 to $ 2.6)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 26 to $ 69)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Hungary

On average, the cost of housing in Hungary costs 49% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 180/month
($ 115 to $ 260)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 16/month
($ 10.5 to $ 24)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 472/month
($ 305 to $ 685)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 352/month
($ 210 to $ 495)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 837/month
($ 495 to $ 1217)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 590/month
($ 380 to $ 837)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 28 to $ 58)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 326/month
($ 190 to $ 445)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 8242/yr
($ 3799 to $ 14813)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Hungary

On average, budget for leisure activities in Hungary costs 36% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.5/ticket
($ 5.4 to $ 7.6)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 7.6 to $ 20)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Hungary

On average, shopping budget in Hungary is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 4.2 to $ 4.9)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 71
($ 39 to $ 100)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 34
($ 20 to $ 58)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 58 to $ 115)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 73 to $ 134)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Budapest
New York City → Budapest
New York City → Budapest
$ 1093
(fair price: $ 949)
Edinburgh → Budapest
Edinburgh → Budapest
Edinburgh → Budapest
$ 232
(fair price: $ 206)
Manchester → Budapest
Manchester → Budapest
Manchester → Budapest
$ 219
(fair price: $ 189)
Los Angeles → Budapest
Los Angeles  → Budapest
Los Angeles  → Budapest
$ 981
(fair price: $ 864)
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
$ 938
(fair price: $ 838)
London → Budapest
London → Budapest
London → Budapest
$ 125
(fair price: $ 115)
Dublin → Budapest
Dublin → Budapest
Dublin → Budapest
$ 182
(fair price: $ 159)

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About the information on the cost of living in Hungary

The information about the cost of living in Hungary shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Hungary updated on 15-03-2019.

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