Shopping

Most stores are open from Monday till Friday between 10:00–18:00 or 19:00 and on Saturday between 10:00–14:00. Shopping centres have longer opening hours, from Monday till Sunday between 10.00–20.00.

Food shops are open Monday–Saturday 7.00–18.00. There are many markets in Budapest and in other towns. These are the best places to buy fresh vegetables and fruit. The renovated Nagycsarnok (Central Market Hall) on Fővám tér is Budapest’s finest one. In Nagycsarnok, there are some quite good food stalls on the upper floor serving everything from Chinese spring rolls to enormous German sausages.

There are summer and winter sales periods, when you can buy highquality clothes at a reasonable price.
The minimum wage in Hungary is HUF 105,000 (EUR 350), which allows for a very modest living. To be able to pay your rent, buy proper food and afford an occasional evening out, you need more money than this: a minimum of HUF 120,000 (EUR 400) is necessary.

It it’s worth to visit www.studyinhungary.hu/living-in-hungary/menu/yourcosts-of-living.html page, to easily calculate your costs, in the biggest Hungarian cities.

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