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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Budapest is an overall safe city with a rating of 76.7, it is ranked 27th out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
Pickpocketing and bag snatching are the main crimes in Budapest, especially in tourist areas in the capital and big transportation hubs.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Budapest is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
The most common scams are ripping off in the bars and drink spiking in the strip clubs. For more information about scams, read the whole article about Hungary.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Overall, transportation in Budapest is safe. There are known that some taxi drivers receive a commission to advise certain bars or restaurants to the tourists. There are known reports on overcharging in taxi persons who are not familiar with the vicinity.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
Severe floorings possible in Budapest. Snowstorms occur in winter.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorist attacks have happened in London, Paris, St. Petersburg. The threat of terrorist attacks exist, but relatively low. Be constantly vigilant to this threat.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Budapest is very safe for women travellers. The assaults are rare and almost doesn’t exist.