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If you're travelling to Hungary soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Hungarian Forints. Our free comparison service compares the best Hungarian Forint rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 21 suppliers selling Hungarian Forints in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 324.198 to 346.888.
But wait, it gets better! Many of the top suppliers listed above offer us exclusive exchange rates that are better than any other website which means if you order through us you could save even more money. We are so confident that you won't find better Hungarian Forint exchange rates on any other UK website that we challenge you to let us know if you find a better deal!
A few years ago Hungary was suffering high inflation, and a weak currency made it very cheap place to visit. Prices are still about a third of what you would expect to pay in London, but the economy and currency are now much more stable. In the long term Hungary intends to join the Euro but those plans are currently on hold.
You can pay for most goods by credit or debit card, but not museum entry or public transport. ATM machines are found all over Hungary, even in the smallest and most remote villages. The best ones to use are Euronet ATMs as these dispense 5000 HUF notes, roughly equivalent to £20. Other ATM machines give out 20,000 HUF notes (equivalent to a £75 note) that shop keepers are reluctant to accept or give change for. According to our data the average visitor to Hungary takes about £570 (Ft197,726.16, as of Sunday 26th of March 2017) based upon data from 1st of July to 30th of September 2016, with them.
When buying Hungarian Forints you should ask for a mix of notes so you can pay for small taxi or bus transfer fees on arrival. Some currency suppliers may charge for this service, so it is worth finding out beforehand.
There is a common and 'legal' scam that catches out many tourists. Bars and Clubs are allowed to add a surcharge for "service" to bills. Taxi drivers are paid by the bars to recommend them. When you buy a drink a surcharge of 20,000 HUF (£75) is added to your bill or 100,000 HUF (£375) to a restaurant bill. If you cannot pay you can then be escorted to a cash point by their security and forced to pay up. For more information on this and how to avoid it we recommend reading the full advice on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website before you travel.
British passport holders can visit Hungary for up to three months without a visa. If you would like to stay for longer than this you will need to register with the nearest regional Immigration Office or contact the Hungarian Embassy in London.
Over the past week the Hungarian Forint has dropped by 1.14% from last Monday's rate of 350.879 to today's rate of 346.888 which means £750 will buy you Ft2,993.25 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 354.279 on Thursday and the worst rate is 346.888 recorded today.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Hungarian Forint rate drop by 3.21% from 358.391 on 27th December 2016 to 346.888 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you Ft8,627.25 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 362.106 on 25th January 2017 and a low rate of 343.247 on 14th January 2017.
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Posted by Matthew Weston on 24th March 2017
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