Even though Hungary is part of the EU it does not use the Euro; the official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). Travellers cheques are not widely favoured. Credit cards most accepted in the country are AMEX, Diners Club, EnRoute, Euro/Mastercard, JCB and Visa, and these can be used to withdraw cash from banks and ATMs and to pay bills in hotels, restaurants and most shops. Banks usually open between 8am and 4pm on weekdays and some are open on Saturdays. ATMs and currency exchange machines are available in towns and cities throughout the country. It is advisable to retain exchange receipts for proof of legal currency exchange.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Hungary||HUF 100||HUF 1,000||HUF 10,000||HUF 100,000||HUF 1,000,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.46||A$ 4.61||A$ 46.09||A$ 460.95||A$ 4,609.47|
|Canada||C$ 0.47||C$ 4.67||C$ 46.72||C$ 467.20||C$ 4,672.02|
|Ireland||€ 0.32||€ 3.20||€ 32.00||€ 319.95||€ 3,199.51|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.50||NZ$ 5.05||NZ$ 50.45||NZ$ 504.52||NZ$ 5,045.18|
|South Africa||R 4.58||R 45.83||R 458.33||R 4,583.33||R 45,833.32|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.25||£ 2.54||£ 25.36||£ 253.59||£ 2,535.87|
|United States of America||US$ 0.43||US$ 4.28||US$ 42.84||US$ 428.43||US$ 4,284.29|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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