Hair transplant cost London vs Budapest, Hungary

Hair transplant cost London / Budapest: UK vs Hungary

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For most people the cost of a product or service is taken into consideration when making a purchase. From the small items such as fruits and vegetables to largest purchase you will ever make, few of us are immune to prices. When undergoing surgery for a nonelective procedure, which is covered by insurance, price rarely enters into the decision, especially if it is life threatening. For elective surgery, chances are that our Health Insurance (NHS) does not cover the cost and we must pay out of our pocket.

More specifically, we will discuss the price of a Hair Transplant and the different prices that are available in the UK and Hungary, as well as other locations. For the purpose of this article we will also assume that you have explored other Hair Loss remedies and have decided that you will undergo a Hair Transplant in your home country or abroad.

What is the Cost of a Hair Transplant?

There is no straight answer to this question as the price can vary from one country to the other or one clinic to another. The price difference does not necessarily indicate a change in quality and a costlier transplant could certainly be of lesser quality. Much of the cost and quality have to do with the clinic, doctors, type of procedure and the country of the clinic. This might seem a lot to absorb, but fortunately there is plenty of information on the Internet about Hair Transplants. Also, many of the clinics have reviews on Google and/or their sites, which should provide some essential feedback.

When looking into a Hair Restoration and researching clinics and prices, there are never any “stupid” questions. Some clinics are a bit condescending and act as though they are doing you a favor. In this case I would advise to search for another clinic, as the competition is fierce in terms of price, quality and care.

The cost of a Hair Transplant will sometimes start with the consultation/evaluation. This is very important, although a live consult is usually not necessary. Because of the Internet and cameras/videos, a doctor can attain a good idea of your condition through this medium. Of course, there is a medical questionnaire which is essential in establishing any medical or health issues that might be of concern. Some consults are free, while others can be as much as £250.00 in the UK and Ireland as well as non-refundable. To put this in perspective, the £250.00 you pay for a consult will more than cover the cost of a roundtrip/return flight from both the UK and Ireland to Hungary. This will make sense further along in the article.

The cost of a hair transplant varies based on several factors. Generally, the price for an FUE hair transplant typically begins around £2,000 and can reach up to £15,000, depending on individual hair traits. Typically, these costs are one-time expenses, as the results of a hair transplant are expected to last a lifetime.

Are Hair Transplants costlier in specific countries?

Yes, there are a group of countries/regions where you can almost be guaranteed a costlier procedure. As we mentioned about, the UK, Ireland, Western Europe as well as the US, Canada, and Australia provide some of the most expensive procedures. There are many reasons for this although the two main ones have to do with cost of living in these countries as well as the average income of the populace. And because all of these countries and regions have a market economy with competitive options, if a clinic is too expensive for your budget, then you have plenty of affordable options.

The below prices are based on the FUE2 Safe System. This system is the most advanced and only provided by those clinics who have been certified on this specific procedure.

*Amount and Price in UK **Amount and Price in Hungary
1,000 Hairs – £1,700 1,000 hairs – £990 (save £710 or 42%)
2,000 Hairs – £3,400 2,000 hairs – £1,390 (save £2010 or 59%)
3,000 Hairs – £4,700 3,000 hairs – £1,990 (save £2710 or 58%)
4,000 Hairs – £6,000 4,000 hairs – £2,590 (save £34190 or 57%)
5,000 Hairs – £7,200 5,000 hairs – £2,990 (save £4210 or 58%)
6,000 Hairs – £8,400 6,000 hairs – £3,390 (save £5,010 or 60%)

* The Price quoted is based on an average and is conservatively low. Many Clinics charge more which does not include the consult which is usually on average

** The Price quote for Hungary is what we charge and includes accommodations and as well as roundtrip transfers for the Airport as well as the Clinic.

As stated above the cost of the consult in the UK will cover the cost of the flight to and from Budapest. Also, many of these clinics do not provide pricing on their websites and state that when you have your £250 consult, the pricing will be discussed. When you are knocked over by the cost, the clinic will generously offer you a payment plan. Payment plans are for cars and houses not Hair Transplant procedures. The cost in Budapest with everything included will offer peace of mind without another monthly bill.

Will I sacrifice Quality for a less expensive Procedure?

With any transaction, especially one which involves your health, it is essential to ask about the quality of the procedure. In some Hair Transplant cases and countries, the quality of the surgery does suffer because of the price. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, although in the case of Hair Transplants in Hungary, there are no issues.

One of the main and most important reasons for the price differences, goes back to the cost of living in the specific country. Everything from rent, personnel, insurance, equipment, etc., are passed along from the clinic to the patient. In the case of UK and more specifically a clinic on Harley Street in London the rent could be twice that of a location outside of the city. A more beneficial example is Hungary, where the cost of living is more than 50% cheaper that of the UK and Western Europe.

The clinics in Hungary are staffed by many doctors who were formally students at the Medical Schools. With some of the top Universities in Europe and beyond, many students decide to come here for school and stay and work here after graduation. This provides a large pool of skilled Doctors who are multilingual and can support foreign patients.

Affordable and quality care is what you will receive here in Budapest, Hungary. It’s a great city and country to get started on your new life with a full head of hair.

Affordable Hair Transplant Solutions

While hair transplant procedures may initially come with a higher upfront cost, they offer long-term value and savings. When compared to alternative methods such as topical treatments like Finasteride or hairpieces, which require ongoing maintenance and expenses for refills or replacements, the cost-effectiveness of hair transplants becomes evident.

With methods like Finasteride, ongoing expenses accumulate over time, particularly if combined with other supplements for hair growth stimulation. Additionally, results from these methods may diminish upon cessation of treatment, leading to continuous expenses. In contrast, hair transplant costs are a one-time investment that delivers lifelong results, eliminating the need for ongoing bills.

At Hair Palace Hair Clinic, we prioritize providing tailored, individualized treatments to ensure natural-looking, enduring results. Most clients undergo only two hair transplant procedures in their lifetime, with the second typically addressing areas where hairline recession occurred post-initial transplant. Our commitment lies in delivering procedures that yield seamless, lifelong outcomes.

What is the take away? Should you get a hair transplant abroad?

Find out how much you can save by getting Hair transplants done in Budapest, Hungary! As a traditional dental tourism receiver Hungary has good records with dealing with foreign patients. Male patients from abroad (UK, Ireland, France) have discovered Budapest as the current hot spot for hair restoration travels. Hair loss surgery prices come one of the lowest in Europe and you will be amazed to see the results when you choose our Hair Clinic.

What most European men with receding hairlines or thinning hair or bald patches find in Budapest is affordable prices, high standard of services and assistance in all stages of hair loss treatment with several years of experience to handle patients from London and other European destinations. And the most important feature of all: hundreds of statisfied customers leaving HairPalace Hair Clinic with  more than a hope to regain self-confidence and social vibrance. How to thicken your hair and get back the original density in just 1 day? Find out! Goodbye, London! Welcome to Budapest for your hair rejuvenation journey!

Why Hair Palace Budapest, Hungary?

In simple terms, our surgeons excel in the field. Their expertise in the latest Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant techniques is unmatched. With state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge techniques, we consistently deliver exceptional restorative surgery results. Trust our medical team to provide the confidence, certainty, and assurance you seek, along with a fuller head of hair. Experience a better quality of life with our superior solution to hair loss.

Turkey is among the destinations to contemplate for a hair transplant overseas. Cities like Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, and Antalya host numerous hair transplant clinics serving diverse needs. However, reports suggest that the standard of hair transplants in Turkey may lag behind countries like Hungary, which offer comparable services of higher quality.

How much does hair transplant cost in Budapest?

PACKAGES Implanted hairs Free nights Price (package) 5% cash  
Package 1000 1000 2 £1043 £990
Package 2000 2000 2 £1464 £1390
Package 3000 3000 2 £2095 £1990
Package 4000 4000 2 £2727 £2590
Package 5000 5000 3 £3148 £2990
Package 6000 6000 3 £3569 £3390

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FAQ’s on hair transplants cost overseas


Balding typically occurs in specific patterns, known as male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. Only about one percent of hair loss is caused by other conditions, including various nutritional, metabolic, and hormone disorders.


By age 50, approximately half of men will experience noticeable hair loss, while about 30% of women will face the same issue by the same age.


Two common medications for hair loss treatment include:

  • Finasteride (Propecia): Available by prescription for men only, Finasteride comes in pill form and is taken once daily. It has been shown to stop hair loss on the scalp and may even regrow hair.
  • Minoxidil (Rogaine): Available over-the-counter for both men and women, Minoxidil is applied to the scalp twice daily. While it may help with hair growth, results vary.


Hair transplant surgery, performed by experienced surgeons, is the most effective method for reversing hair loss. It is a proven surgical technique that provides long-lasting results.


While there are many products and treatments on the market, hair transplantation combined with medication for hair loss is currently considered the most effective solution.


Hair transplants use hair from the permanent donor area, which is typically resistant to the effects of DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Transplanted hair maintains this resistance and should last indefinitely.


It’s important to consult with a medical professional to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant. Medication to control hair loss may be recommended before considering surgery.


Patients may experience some discomfort, but it is usually minimal and can be managed with pain medication if necessary.


If you have a family history of hair loss or notice signs of thinning hair, consult your doctor as soon as possible. Medications like Propecia or Rogaine may help prevent further hair loss.


Yes, hair loss affects millions of women worldwide. However, women have various cosmetic options, such as styling techniques, to conceal the effects of hair loss.


When applied correctly, Rogaine should only promote hair growth at the application site, not elsewhere on the body.


Clinical studies have shown that sexual side effects from Propecia are relatively rare, occurring in less than six percent of patients.