With summer at its peak, for many, the holiday season is just around the corner. Going abroad can be a great way to break your daily routine, and unwind, even if just for a short while. However, one great determining factor remains money. Understandably, people will gravitate towards trips that are within their budget. Read our article to find out why Hungary is a great option even for people on a tight budget!
In this uncertain economic climate, it has become even more important for people to look for cheaper holiday destinations, but many people are not willing to give up the experience of being abroad. Fortunately, there are places in Europe that not only offer great services and fabulous scenery but are also very affordable. Hungary is one of such places, writes Femina.
Hungary is among cheapest European countries
Every year, UK based The Post Office publishes Holiday Money, where they list holiday locations from cheapest to most expensive. In their list, they compare 36 different destinations, ranking them based on certain criteria. The ranking looks at where the best value for money is to be found, i.e. how much you have to pay for certain products in a particular place. To do this, they looked at eight things that holidaymakers often consume or use:
- a cup of coffee,
- a bottle of beer,
- a can of coke,
- a glass of wine,
- a bottle of water,
- insect repellent,
- and a three-course meal for two.
On a global scale, Hungary manages to come in at 15th place. Looking at just the EU rankings, we are in the top ten, sitting at 9th place. For the above-mentioned services and products, one would have to pay EUR 83 (HUF 33 000). Unsurprisingly, the most expensive of the items is the three-course-meal, coming in at a whopping EUR 60 (HUF 24 000).
Why should you visit Hungary for your next holiday?
From its cosmopolitan capital city to its charming countryside, there are plenty of reasons to visit Hungary. The Central European country offers something for everyone, from mouth-watering food to traditional folk culture.
The capital of Hungary, Budapest, holds a lot of the charm of the country. Do not let that deter you from exploring the many wonderful cities besides Budapest, such as Győr, Szeged, and Tihany, among others. From tasting local cuisine and marvelling at the awe-inspiring architecture or countryside, to bathing in one of our thermal baths, Hungary will surely leave you with the most pleasant memories.
Source: femina.hu, postoffice.co.uk
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