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Costs connected to types of buildings

Classical: In these buildings each apartment has its gas and electricity meter, and sometimes they have their own water meter(s) as well, sometimes not. Generally, there is gas heating, and either a gas water heater or an electric water bolier. In Hungary gas is the cheapest energy source.

Bauhaus: Not on the Buda side, but in central Pest, most often these buildings have their own building heating systems. This is very comfortable and safe, but the costs vary on a wide range: from cheap to very expensive. When it comes to such a building it is important to clarify additional costs. Hot water is produced by a common building system, or individual gas or electric heaters/boilers. In some areas such as the Danube bank in the inner 9th district and the 13th district there are almost exclusively bauhaus buildings. On the Buda side there is often individual gas heating in these buildings.

Concrete: There are house central heating or district heating systems in these buildings. Only electricity is paid by usage. Mostly you can find apartments with cheaper rental fee which compensates higher bills.

1990’s: Only a few buildings, same as bauhaus: mostly building central heating, in some cases individual gas heating.

2000’s: In these new buildings there is individual or building central gas heating. In the very central areas almost all projects were built with building central heating, and a common hot water supply system as well. Mostly, there is a basic fee for hot water and the maintenance of the heating system in out-of-heating season, and there are bills by usage in the heating season. These apartments have an electricity and a water meter, so these are paid by usage as well. Other costs can be indicated by the amenities in the buildings such as park, reception, security service, gym, sauna, pool. It is important to clarify which amenities usage is inculded in the building maintenance fee.