Travel Budget for Budapest

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How much does it cost to travel to Budapest?

How much money will you need for your trip to Budapest? You should plan to spend around Ft25,001 ($83) per day on your vacation in Budapest, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, Ft5,688 ($19) on meals for one day and Ft2,711 ($9.00) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Budapest for a couple is Ft28,477 ($95). So, a trip to Budapest for two people for one week costs on average Ft350,012 ($1,162). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    Ft25,001
  • One Week Per person
    Ft175,006
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    Ft350,012
  • One Month Per person
    Ft750,026
  • One Week For a couple
    Ft350,012
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    Ft700,024
  • One Month For a couple
    Ft1,500,052
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A vacation to Budapest for one week usually costs around Ft175,006 for one person. So, a trip to Budapest for two people costs around Ft350,012 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs Ft700,024 in Budapest. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Budapest can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Budapest? How much money do I need for Budapest?

How much does a trip to Budapest cost? Is Budapest expensive? The average Budapest trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Budapest prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Budapest
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Budapest is Ft14,239. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Budapest is Ft28,477.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ft14,239
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    Ft28,477

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Food Budget in Budapest
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Budapest can vary, the average cost of food in Budapest is Ft5,688 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Budapest should cost around Ft2,275 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Budapest is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    Ft5,688

What did other people spend on Food in Budapest?

Typical prices for Food in Budapest are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Budapest, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Lunch
    Ft1,245


Transportation Budget in Budapest
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Budapest is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent Ft2,711 per person, per day, on local transportation in Budapest.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ft2,711

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Budapest?

Typical prices for Transportation in Budapest are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Budapest, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Short Taxi Ride
    Ft2,550
  • Metro Pass
    Ft1,400


Entertainment Budget in Budapest
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Budapest typically cost an average of Ft6,548 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ft6,548

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Budapest?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Budapest are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Budapest, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Entrance to the Baths for Two
    Ft2,500


Tips and Handouts Budget in Budapest
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Budapest is Ft296 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Budapest is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    Ft296


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Budapest
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Budapest is Ft100.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    Ft100


Alcohol Budget in Budapest
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about Ft4,532 on alcoholic beverages in Budapest per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    Ft4,532


Water Budget in Budapest
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend Ft354 on bottled water in Budapest per day. The public water in Budapest is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    Ft354


Last Updated: Aug 4, 2020
Budapest On a Budget
Budapest Budapest
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. It has been called the "Paris of the East" because of its impressive architecture and general beauty. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987 because of its cultural importance, its location on the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue. In addition to its rich history, Budapest still has a young vibe with a lot of energy. There's an active night life, an impressive music scene, and a good reputation with European youth.

Tourism continues to rise in Budapest as it becomes more recognized as a travel destination for its history, architecture and culture. Budapest is made up of two cities that are each unique. Buda is on the west bank of the Danube River and Pest is on the east. The atmospheres are different and each has something to offer visitors. Budapest is noted for its beauty, music, and architecture. It has grown into a cosmopolitan city that offers residents and visitors a high quality of life. Prices may be somewhat lower than those found in other large European cities, but the standard of living is good.
Sights
Budapest's main tourist sights are concentrated around Castle Hill in Buda and downtown Pest by the river. On Castle Hill the most famous sights include the Royal Palace, the National Gallery, the Fisherman's Bastion, Mattias Church, Lions' Courtyard, Hunyadi Garden, Savoyai Terrace. In downtown Pest the main sights include the Parliament Building, St. Stephens' Basilica, the Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum and the Jewish Quarter.
Neighborhoods
Budapest is technically divided into 23 administrative districts but most people split the neighborhoods between Buda and Pest. Buda is west of the Danube and has Districts I-III, XI-XII, and XXII. Pest is east of the Danube and has Districts IV-IX. Castle Hill is District I of Buda. This is the oldest part of the city and it is where you will find the Castle and some of the most famous tourist attractions including Fishermen's Bastion, the Labyrinth and Mathias Church.

In Buda, the central part of the city is considered those areas near Nagykorut. This area is served by Tram 6. In Pest, the central area is bordered by Kiskorut, or Small Boulevard. This is where you'll find most of the tourist attractions.

Activities
There are many different activities in Budapest that you can enjoy. One of the most popular things to do is go to a thermal bath. The baths are a lingering influence of the Turkish culture in the area. They usually contain several pools, massage services, and drinking cures.

Many people also enjoy going to the Hungarian State Opera House, the Palace of Arts, Theatre Madach or one of the many other theaters around town. Popular festivals in Budapest include the Budapest Spring Festival, the Jewish Summer Festival, and Sziget, a rock music and culture festival.
Food and Dining
Traditional Hungarian food is hearty and filling. There are a diversity of restaurants throughout the city, some that serve up traditional Hungarian dishes and others that have international or fusion flavors. Prices are quite low by European standards and you can enjoy a hearty meal at lunch or dinner for a fraction of the price that you might pay in other cities.

Local dishes are usually heavy on meat and are often made with pork, beef, veal or poultry. Paprika is a common seasoning, although the food typically isn't spicy. Favorite dishes include gulyas, or goulash soup, which is a beef soup that is made with potatoes and paprika, papriaks, which is veal or chicken that is served with a creamy paprika sauce, and porkolt, which is a stew of sauteed onions and paprika.

Transportation
The central part of the city is easily walkable. This is where you'll find the highest concentration of attractions. Still, you'll likely want to head to some other neighborhoods that are accessible by public transportation. The system is good and comprehensive. It includes four metro lines, buses, trolley buses, and trams. It's relatively easy to navigate, but there can be delays so plan ahead.

For tourists, the metro is particularly useful as it connects the major transportation hubs with many different sights and hotels. Tram 2 follows the Danube on the Pest side, and Tram 19 and 41 go on the Buda side. Tram 4 and 6 are also useful as they run along Grand Boulevard and cross the river on Margaret Bridge or Petofi Bridge. Buses 16/16A and 116 will take you to Buda Castle from Szell Kalman ter and buses 7 and 107 join Keleti railway station with the city center.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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