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Code HUF
Symbol Ft
Coins
5 Ft, 10 Ft, 20 Ft, 50 Ft, 100 Ft, 200 Ft
Banknotes
500 Ft, 1,000 Ft, 2,000 Ft, 5,000 Ft, 10,000 Ft, 20,000 Ft

Thirsty for a Hungarian holiday?

The new and exciting collide beautifully with the old and charming in Hungary, one of Europe’s most romantic countries. Exchange NZD to HUF before your trip and you’ll be ready to enjoy the castles, cuisine and curiosities of this captivating country.

The Hungarian forint is your ticket to good times here. Whether you’re taking a cruise on the Danube or exploring the cobblestone streets of Budapest, a few forint coins and notes in your pocket will ensure you never miss out on the perfect souvenir or a tasty snack.

Hungarian currency will also get you into superb sites like the Turkish baths and the Budapest History Museum – not to be missed!

Some businesses here also accept euros, even though Hungary is one of the EU countries yet to adopt the euro as its official currency. The Hungarian government will eventually transition the country to using the euro instead, but they are yet to do so.

Coins and notes

In the past, the forint was divided into 100 fillér, but this subunit is now defunct. Only forint coins and notes are in circulation today.

Coin denominations in use are 5 Ft, 10 Ft, 20 Ft, 50 Ft, 100 Ft and 200 Ft.

Banknotes come in 500 Ft, 1,000 Ft, 2,000 Ft, 5,000 Ft, 10,000 Ft and 20,000 Ft varieties. 

Facts about the currency

  • If you think 20,000 is a big number for one banknote, just wait until you hear about the pengő (Hungary’s previous currency). The pengő suffered from the world’s most intense case of hyperinflation ever, and 29 zeroes had to be dropped when the pengő was replaced by the forint in 1946. Good grief.
  • The forint has experienced its fair share of inflation too, which is why the fillér subunit was rendered useless and taken out of circulation in 1999.
  • A 1992 design of the 100 Ft coin was rapidly replaced in 1996 because people complained that it was too big and ugly. Fair call.
  • Each Hungarian banknote features a famous leader or politician on one side and a related place or event on the other.
  • The term ‘forint’ actually comes from Florence, where fiorino d’oro (gold coins) were minted from 1252.

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