Cost of living in Hungary

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The currency of Hungary is Forint (HUF). IBS estimates that the monthly budget of students requires about 150,000 HUF but of course it depends on individual spending habits.

This sum covers accommodation, utilities, city transportation, meals and personal expenses.

The following price list should give you an idea of how to plan your budget (prices are in HUF) (click here to see the actual currency exchange rate):

ProductAverage price

1 kg bread

150 - 300

1 kg sugar

150 - 200

1 litre milk

160 - 260

100 g cheese

200 - 350

Average restaurant main dish

700 - 1,500

Expensive restaurant main dish

2,000 - 4,500

Hamburger

260 - 300

Ice cream

200 - 350

Soft drink

200 - 400

Movie theatre ticket

800 - 1,500

Entry fee for clubs, discos

1,000 - 3,000

Rock concert ticket

2,000 - 15,000

Metro, bus, tram ticket

350

Mobile phone charges per minute

20 - 120

Squash court rental per hour

2,500 - 3,500

Swimming pool entry

700 - 1,500

1 litre petrol

300