- 25 Jun 2019 9:31 AM
The price of alcoholic beverages and tobacco was 68.6% of the EU average, according to data from Eurostat, the EUʼs statistical agency. Only Bulgaria (58.2%) had cheaper booze and tobacco last year.
While clothing and footwear in Hungary cost 87.9% of the average, the level was still the third cheapest in the EU, behind only Bulgaria and Romania, respectively.
Furniture and carpets cost 73.4% of the EU average, with Romania and Bulgaria overtaking Hungary once again in cheapness, while the price level of restaurants and hotels stood at 61% of the average in Hungary, with again only Romania and Bulgaria being less expensive.
While other categories such as food (84% of the EU average), housing (42.4%), personal transport equipment (88.9%), transport services (67.2%), communications (84.3%), and recreation and culture (63.1%) were all below the EU average, the levels were not enough to clinch a place on the podium of inexpensiveness.
The complete report and a tool to compare country price levels is available on the Eurostat website.