Budapest Things to do – Going out in Budapest

You will find detailed information to plan your stay in Budapest: sightseeing, events, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, pubs, bars, casinos.
Local date and time:27/11/2020 | 00:27  (GMT+1)
Money, Prices & Costs

Money, Prices & Costs

Hungary's official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). There are a number of places which accept Euros as well, but the exchange rate merchants tend to use is significantly lower than in a normal exchange office or a bank. The HUF coins' denominations are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200, while the banknotes are HUF 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000.


ATMs and credit and debit cards

In Hungary you will find a dense network of ATMs (cash machines) which will accept all major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Plus, Maestro, Cirrus and others). Most of shops and restaurants also accept these cards.


Tips for visitors:

Shops or restaurants are usually display in the window which cards they can accept. If you don't see your card name there, ask before purchasing anything whether your card will be accepted.


Travellers˜ cheques

Only few banks accept travellers' cheques in Hungary and it is good to make inquiries about the details of cashing travellers' cheques in banks in advance.


Exchange rates

Detailed exchange rates between the Hungarian forint and major international currencies and an exchange rate calculator can be found at .



  • 1 kilo loaf of bread: 200-300 Ft / 0.8-1.2 EUR
  • 1 litre milk: 170-240 Ft / 0.7-1 EUR
  • 1 bottle of beer: 200 Ft / 0.8 EUR
  • 1 bottle of table wine: 500-3000 Ft / 2-12 EUR
  • Eating in restaurant: 3500-5000 Ft / 14-20 EUR
  • Eating in fast food restaurant : 1000-1500 Ft / 3-5 EUR
  • 1 litre of petrol / gasoline (octane 95): 450 Ft / 1.5 EUR
  • High-speed internet per month: 6-12000 Ft / 24 - 28 EUR per month
  • Taxi: 250-300 Ft /km / 1-1.2 EUR
  • Cinema ticket: 1500 Ft / 5 EUR
  • Museum entry fee: 500-1200 Ft / 2-5 EUR
  • Pool entry fee: 1500 - 3500 Ft / 5 - 12 EUR


Should you wish to tip staff, add around 10% onto the bill or round it up, but do not leave it on the table. It's up to you what sum you tell the waiter you wish to pay when he brings the bill. If you say nothing, you will receive the exact change. If you say "Thank you" when the waiter is giving you the change, he will understand that the remainder has been left as a tip.