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Where can I use Hungarian Forint?

The Hungarian forint is the official currency of Hungary, and cannot be spent anywhere else. For the ultimate pamper holiday, spend yours in the thermal spa baths of Miskolc-Tapoca, or take in the Hungarian Parliament and world-famous synagogues in Budapest.

How much spending money do I need for Hungary?

Hungary is a very cheap country to visit, though you may find higher prices in Budapest. You can generally expect to pay:

  • 7,000 to 14,000Ft (£19.50 to £39) for a three-course mid-range meal for two
  • 359Ft (£1) for a pint of beer
  • 327Ft (£0.91) for a glass of wine
  • 600Ft (£1.70) for a double spirit measure
  • 300 to 650Ft (£0.85 to £1.80) for a coffee
  • 280Ft (£0.80) per km in a taxi (plus minimum 450Ft/£1.25 fee)

What denominations does the Hungarian Forint come in?

The Hungarian Forint comes in the following denominations:


500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000Ft


5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200Ft

Did you know? The word ‘forint’ is a nod to Florence, where gold coins minted since 1252 were known as fiorino d’oro.

Leftover Hungarian Forint?

No problem. We’ll buy back leftover Hungarian Forints at excellent exchange rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

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