Travel budget in Hungary

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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.
  • $ 8 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1050* (292264 Ft)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 74 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1980* (551320 Ft)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 102 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3107* (865060 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 essentially the same as in 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
Budapest 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Budapest
Szombathely 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Szombathely
Nagykanizsa 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nagykanizsa
Debrecen 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Debrecen
Zalaegerszeg 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zalaegerszeg
Gyor 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gyor
Pecs 7% 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 51% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.6/person
($ 5.1 to $ 9.1)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 11 to $ 23)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.5/person
($ 4.7 to $ 6.6)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Hungary

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Hungary costs 43% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 54/night
($ 44 to $ 72)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 52 to $ 102)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 55 to $ 116)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 125/night
($ 90 to $ 185)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 243/night
($ 210 to $ 294)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 73/month
($ 61 to $ 106)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 94/month
($ 65 to $ 138)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 120/month
($ 82 to $ 177)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 79/month
($ 72 to $ 89)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 171/month
($ 116 to $ 249)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Hungary

On average, the price of supermarket food in Hungary costs 53% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
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
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.2/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 9.1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 5.9)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6.8 to $ 13)

29% 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 18% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 35/month
($ 26 to $ 35)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.4)

81% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.5
($ 1.7 to $ 2.5)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 26 to $ 78)

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...
$ 171/month
($ 112 to $ 255)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 15/month
($ 11 to $ 23)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 462/month
($ 291 to $ 653)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1382
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 341/month
($ 218 to $ 472)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1096
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 826/month
($ 508 to $ 1269)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2243
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 603/month
($ 364 to $ 907)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1756
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
($ 28 to $ 55)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 288/month
($ 146 to $ 435)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 961
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6959/yr
($ 3625 to $ 12683)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17191

Leisure activity budget in Hungary

On average, budget for leisure activities in Hungary costs 37% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.2/ticket
($ 5.1 to $ 7.3)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 7.3 to $ 20)

22% 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 costs 8% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.7/pack
($ 4.3 to $ 5.1)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 65
($ 38 to $ 91)

38% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 20 to $ 55)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 78
($ 55 to $ 109)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 90
($ 63 to $ 132)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Budapest
New York City → Budapest
New York City → Budapest
$ 1016
(fair price: $ 824)
Los Angeles → Budapest
Los Angeles  → Budapest
Los Angeles  → Budapest
$ 887
(fair price: $ 743)
Edinburgh → Budapest
Edinburgh → Budapest
Edinburgh → Budapest
$ 200
(fair price: $ 0)
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
Toronto (Ontario) → Budapest
$ 891
(fair price: $ 792)
Manchester → Budapest
Manchester → Budapest
Manchester → Budapest
$ 205
(fair price: $ 0)
Sydney → Budapest
Sydney → Budapest
Sydney → Budapest
$ 1185
(fair price: $ 1062)
Montreal → Budapest
Montreal → Budapest
Montreal → Budapest
$ 915
(fair price: $ 829)
Melbourne → Budapest
Melbourne → Budapest
Melbourne → Budapest
$ 1242
(fair price: $ 1120)
Dublin → Budapest
Dublin → Budapest
Dublin → Budapest
$ 196
(fair price: $ 0)
London → Budapest
London → Budapest
London → Budapest
$ 133
(fair price: $ 0)
Perth → Budapest
Perth → Budapest
Perth → Budapest
$ 1255
(fair price: $ 1155)
Auckland → Budapest
Auckland → Budapest
Auckland → Budapest
$ 1471
(fair price: $ 1308)
London → Debrecen
London → Debrecen
London → Debrecen
$ 186
(fair price: $ 153)

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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 31-10-2019.

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