BSCS students should rely on the choice of available shops and restaurants in this respect. Besides, most accommodations offer a kitchen in the common area. The Orientation Week gives detailed information about on-Campus student restaurants, nearby supermarkets, food stores, etc. Special needs such as vegetarian, cholesterol-free, or religiously approved (Kosher, Islamic, etc.) food is increasingly common in Hungary and should be obtained in specialty stores.
Living costs (as well as, of course, salaries) are relatively low in Hungary by most Western standards. For comparison, an average daily shopping may cost ca. 3000 Forint (11 USD), and dinner in a reasonable city restaurant starts in the same range. A complete lunch in a student restaurant costs ca. 900 Ft (ca. 3 USD).