National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

Data Location


Until 2014, official budget documents were in the form of Budget Bills and acts, not available in a user-friendly format and which were difficult to interpret for the average citizen. Also, Budget Bills only talk about spending institutions and due to the frequent institutional reorganizations, it was difficult to track the spending dynamics over time by field/sector. By now the budget data are published on the Hungarian State Treasury's website in a slightly modified COFOG2 breakdown, which makes the interpretation of the budget data significantly easier.

Reviewer comments


Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Excel
Reviewer   Julia Keserű
Submitters   Anna Orosz
Last modified   Wed Nov 05 2014 14:39:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)