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We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Hungary. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Hungary.
Currencie(s): Hungarian forint
Tipping: Depending on the situation, tipping might be unusual, optional or expected. Rounding up the price to provide a tip is commonplace.
Corruption: Hungary has a corruption score of 54 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through Hungary, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Hungary scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.
Hungary is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.54 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.
Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Budapest is 18.
Age of Consent: 14 years.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Hungary.
Hungary scores a 1/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Driving: Right-hand traffic.
Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F
Weather: Currently light snow, with a temperature between -4 and -3.3°C (24.8 and 26°F)
Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 15.93 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to Hungary.