Budapest, Hungary, sightseeing, capital

Planning the perfect sightseeing trip takes lots of time and prearrangements. What sights are worth to see, which is the best accommodation, how does public transportation work, how much money is necessary, but most importantly: which city should I visit?

Budapest receives European Best Destination 2019 award

Origo reported that the British Post Office Money recently published its City Costs Barometer 2019 where they share the most important financial information on European cities.

They ranked forty-eight cities and Budapest is the eleventh on the list. The top three are Vilnius, Belgrade, and Warsaw.

Post Office Money measured twelve typical products and services every tourist buys when they are visiting another city abroad, e.g. coffee, city bus tours or museums.

Let us see the statistics of Budapest

Food & Drink

According to the statistics, which first examined popular drinks and beverages, a cup of coffee in Budapest costs 2 Euros on average while a bottle of beer or lager 2.30 Euros. The most popular soft drinks, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, cost approximately 1.50 Euros. A glass of wine (175 ml) costs 3 Euros.

Considering the price of meals, a three-course evening meal for two persons with a bottle of the wine of the house is 61 Euros.

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Visitors arriving in the Hungarian capital can take the airport transfer bus or the train. The price of these options is 6 Euros. Tour and city buses are popular in Budapest if visitors would like to see the most famous sights of the Hungarian capital in the most convenient way. It costs approximately 18 Euros. If they should choose public transportation, a 48-hour travel card is 11 Euros.

City bus, Budapest, tours, Danube

Sights & Museums

The statistics named the Matthias Church in the Castle District the capital’s top tourist heritage attraction. People can enjoy the beautiful architecture of this historical building for 5 Euros. They have to pay the same price if they choose to visit the exhibitions of the Hungarian National Museums which is named as the top museum of Budapest.

Of course, the top gallery in Hungary is the Hungarian National Gallery and the entrance-fee is also 5 Euros. It is no wonder, that the National Gallery has been given with this title as last year’s Frida Kahlo exhibition was the most visited one in the country.

Hungarian National Gallery


The statistics only mention three stars accommodation for a weekend for two adults which costs approximately 95 Euros.

At the end of the statistics, the British Office revealed the estimated amount of money for the cost of living. This is approximately 121 Euros.

In total visitors spend an estimated 216 Euros when they visit the Hungarian capital city. The prices of each mentioned factor have increased from 2018 by 6.2%.

Cool! I’m spending two days in Budapest…but what it is enough for?

Source:, British Post Office Money – City Costs Barometer 2019

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