Monthly budget in Budapest

  • The following rough example of an average monthly budget is to give an idea of the cost of living for a student in Hungary:
    • Accommodation:
      • Rent a small flat: approx. 70 - 90 000 HUF per month
      • Overhead: around 15 000 - 25 000 HUF per month
    • Meals:
      • Lunch or dinner at a local restaurant: 700 - 1 500 HUF per meal
      • Other costs of food (local shopping etc.): 40 000 HUF per month
    • Additional shopping:
      • Health care products, detergents etc.: 15 000 HUF per month
    • Transport:
      • Student transport pass (with valid Hungarian student card, student card issued by an EU country, EEA Member States or Switzerland, or international student identification card: 3 450 HUF per month
      • Transport pass: 9 500 HUF
      • Single ticket: 350 HUF
    • Entertainment
      • Average movie ticket costs: 1000 - 1500 HUF
      • Museum passes: 1000 - 2500 HUF
      • Please note that for student discounts you always need your ISIC Card/Student ID.
    • Taxi
      • Taxis circulate with fixed tariff of 280 HUF/Km (0.95 EUR/Km) in addition to the one-off basic fee of 450 HUF (1.50 EUR) and waiting fee.
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