The costs of a stay in Hungary have generally been considered low by European standards. Of course, the amount of money needed for a living also depends a lot on the student’s lifestyle.

To be able to pay your hostel fee, buy proper food and afford an occasional evening out, you need a minimum of HUF 120,000 (≈EUR 350) per month. In case you live in a rented flat, this amount might be higher, depending on your monthly rent.

The official currency of Hungary is the Forint (Ft, HUF).

Coins:          5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200

Banknotes: 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000

 

 

In certain places you will see prices quoted also in Euro (EUR) for comparison. Most of the places accept major credit cards (Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Eurocard, etc.). Money can be transferred at post offices and banks.

To give you an idea about the living costs in Hungary, in the list bellow you can find the price of the most common cost types / services.

 

CATEGORY

 

HUF

FOOD

a meal in a restaurant

2,000 - 5,000

a croissant

250-300

one litre of milk

200

sandwich

500

a pizza (32 cm)

1200-2500

a coffe

300-500

one bottle of beer

250 - 450 

one bottle of red wine

900 - 2,500

one litre of bottled water

100 - 200 

one loaf of bread

300 

TRANSPORT

one litre of petrol

350 - 400 

a single bus ticket from a kiosk

350

a single bus ticket from the bus driver

500

a one-way bus ticket to Budapest (full price)

1.490

a one-way bus ticket to Budapest (student discount)

745

a taxi ride within city limits (depending on the distance)

900 - 1,500

ENTERTAINMENT

entrance fee for a party

0 - 5,000

a cinema ticket (student discount is available)

850 - 1,800

a theatre ticket (student discount is available)

2,000 - 3,500

swimming pool

820 - 2200 

ice skating with a student discount

900 

ACCOMODATION

private flat per month in Dunaújváros (depending on the location and the number of tenants)

50,000 - 150,000

dormitory per month

40,000