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:

  • $ 50 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 4.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1056* (318206 Ft)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 74 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person
  • $ 6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1956* (589512 Ft)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 101 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3055* (920822 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 2021

Cost of living: Hungary VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Hungary in 2021 is 33% less than 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 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Budapest
Nagykanizsa 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Nagykanizsa
Zalaegerszeg 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Zalaegerszeg
Szombathely 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Szombathely
Debrecen 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Debrecen
Pecs 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pecs
Gyor 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gyor

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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 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.7/person
($ 4.1 to $ 10)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 12 to $ 28)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 5 to $ 6.7)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 2.5)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hungary: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Hungary costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 45 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
($ 52 to $ 102)

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 $ 113)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 122/night
($ 91 to $ 167)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 247/night
($ 207 to $ 304)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 73/month
($ 61 to $ 101)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 128/month
($ 101 to $ 165)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 122/month
($ 83 to $ 176)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
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): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 173/month
($ 119 to $ 247)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Hungary: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Hungary costs 52% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.8/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 6.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.9)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Hungary: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Hungary costs 6% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.2/ticket
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
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: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Hungary costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6/ticket
($ 4.7 to $ 7.6)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.6/hr
($ 6.7 to $ 15)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Hungary: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Hungary costs 5% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5/pack
($ 4.5 to $ 6)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 65
($ 28 to $ 101)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 17 to $ 51)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Budapest
London → Budapest
London → Budapest
$ 75
(fair price: $ 60)
Manchester → Budapest
Manchester → Budapest
Manchester → Budapest
$ 131
(fair price: $ 114)
Dublin → Budapest
Dublin → Budapest
Dublin → Budapest
$ 145
(fair price: $ 125)
Edinburgh → Budapest
Edinburgh → Budapest
Edinburgh → Budapest
$ 146
(fair price: $ 115)
New York City → Budapest
New York City → Budapest
New York City → Budapest
$ 774
(fair price: $ 575)
Los Angeles → Budapest
Los Angeles  → Budapest
Los Angeles  → Budapest
$ 806
(fair price: $ 685)


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 24-07-2021.

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