prices in Budapest

May 30th, 2003, 02:56 AM
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prices in Budapest

Off to Budapest in less than two weeks. Afraid I haven't put aside enough spending money. Just wondering if anybody has been there recently and can provide an example of prices. I will be there 7 days and have set aside about €600. My accommodation is already paid.
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May 30th, 2003, 07:57 AM
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eireg: We just returned from Budapest on Wednesday. Did a quick conversion for you on with the following result:

Friday, May 30, 2003
600 Euro = 149,996 Hungarian Forint
600 Hungarian Forint (HUF) = 2.40006 Euro (EUR)

Public transport is very reasonable. You don't say how long you are staying, but perhaps a Budapest Card would be beneficial for you. Gives you unlimited transportation around the city and entry to some museums.

We felt food was fairly inexpensive.

Check and for general info.

We liked Budapest and enjoyed our stay there.

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May 30th, 2003, 08:17 PM
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Hi Eireg:

We were in Budapest & Vienna back in March and for some stupid reason keep meticulous records ... and I found Budapest to be a fairly inexpensive major city ... since Giovanna did the conversion and €600 is 150,000ft, I took out that much from the ABM at the airport in Budapest and that covered everything but accomidations in Budapest & Vienna for the 2 of us (we don't drink so that extends the $$, but drinks didn't appear to be that expensive) ...
- direct shuttle (minibus) to hotel from airport 2,100ft each (we took the train to Vienna & the train station was next door to our hotel)
- 3 day Budapest Pass (transit & some sites free, many site discounts) at 4,950ft each (transit system is very good & I'd go for it alone rather than the Budapest Pass as not enough 'free' with the Pass & most discounts are 10-25%) ... Buda Castle Labyrinth was the only thing we paid full price for & it was 1,000ft each
Food -
- 1st night PizzaHut (tired & didn't want to experiment) - 3,500ft (including tip) for a large pizza
- 2nd night the Iguana (a spot near the parliament buildings that was recommended in the Budapest city guide) - 6,200ft (including tip) for 2 & very full
- 3rd night at 7,600ft a not bad local resturant that I couldn't remember the name of but good
- 1 litre soda, 1.5 litre bottled water, chips & chocallate bar at grocery store by hotel - 395ft
- 2 pastries at subway stop - 320ft

... why I tracked all that I don't know but the fact I've relayed it to you will somehow justify my continuing to do it ...


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May 31st, 2003, 05:28 PM
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Hello TravelMaster-where in canada are you from? I'm also canadian
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... where am I from or where do I live ... I currently have a house in Ottawa that I rarely see because I travel with work ... but so far I've lived in New Brunswick (mostly Bathurst & Fredericton), Ontario (aside from Ottawa, its been Hamilton & Toronto), New York ('officially' Ogdensburg, unafficially Poughkeepsie) ...
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