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:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.9 per person
  • $ 4.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1041* (315896 Ft)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 74 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 10.2 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1962* (595658 Ft)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 102 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3079* (934752 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 2020

Cost of living: Hungary VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Hungary in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Budapest 19% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Budapest
Szombathely 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Szombathely
Gyor 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gyor
Debrecen 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Debrecen
Pecs 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pecs
Zalaegerszeg 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zalaegerszeg

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Local prices in Hungary by expense type

Hungary: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Hungary costs 55% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.8/person
($ 4.1 to $ 10.2)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 10.3 to $ 27)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 4.7 to $ 6.8)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hungary: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Hungary costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 44 to $ 75)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 51 to $ 106)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 57 to $ 114)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 91 to $ 182)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 248/night
($ 206 to $ 316)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 73/month
($ 61 to $ 103)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 133/month
($ 106 to $ 174)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 121/month
($ 83 to $ 179)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 78/month
($ 72 to $ 87)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 173/month
($ 118 to $ 249)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Hungary: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Hungary costs 57% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 8.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 5.6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.2/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 12)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Hungary: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Hungary costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.2/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 34/month
($ 23 to $ 35)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

68% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 26 to $ 78)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Hungary: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Hungary costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 170/month
($ 120 to $ 273)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 15/month
($ 10.2 to $ 24)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 458/month
($ 308 to $ 682)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 341/month
($ 205 to $ 512)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 835/month
($ 512 to $ 1396)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 604/month
($ 376 to $ 886)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
($ 22 to $ 69)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 294/month
($ 171 to $ 512)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7852/yr
($ 4085 to $ 20421)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Hungary: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Hungary costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.1/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 8)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 6.8 to $ 17)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Hungary: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Hungary costs 12% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 4.1 to $ 5.1)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 66
($ 28 to $ 103)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 16 to $ 52)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 79
($ 52 to $ 110)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 90
($ 55 to $ 137)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Budapest
New York City → Budapest
New York City → Budapest
$ 1016
(fair price: $ 740)
Los Angeles → Budapest
Los Angeles  → Budapest
Los Angeles  → Budapest
$ 887
(fair price: $ 728)
Edinburgh → Budapest
Edinburgh → Budapest
Edinburgh → Budapest
$ 198
(fair price: $ 179)
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
$ 891
(fair price: $ 765)
Manchester → Budapest
Manchester → Budapest
Manchester → Budapest
$ 199
(fair price: $ 168)
Sydney → Budapest
Sydney → Budapest
Sydney → Budapest
$ 1185
(fair price: $ 1047)
Montreal → Budapest
Montreal → Budapest
Montreal → Budapest
$ 915
(fair price: $ 782)
Dublin → Budapest
Dublin → Budapest
Dublin → Budapest
$ 193
(fair price: $ 156)
London → Budapest
London → Budapest
London → Budapest
$ 139
(fair price: $ 116)
Melbourne → Budapest
Melbourne → Budapest
Melbourne → Budapest
$ 1242
(fair price: $ 1093)
London → Debrecen
London → Debrecen
London → Debrecen
$ 192
(fair price: $ 161)
Perth → Budapest
Perth → Budapest
Perth → Budapest
$ 1255
(fair price: $ 1127)
Auckland → Budapest
Auckland → Budapest
Auckland → Budapest
$ 1471
(fair price: $ 1260)
Dublin → Debrecen
Dublin → Debrecen
Dublin → Debrecen
$ 243
(fair price: $ 188)
Manchester → Debrecen
Manchester → Debrecen
Manchester → Debrecen
$ 278
(fair price: $ 226)
New York City → Debrecen
New York City → Debrecen
New York City → Debrecen
$ 735
(fair price: $ 646)

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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 25-03-2020.

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