Social Security in Hungary

Find out about an individual's obligations and benefit entitlements under Hungary’s social welfare system...

The Social Security system in Hungary is overseen by the Ministry of National Resources (Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma).

Both employers and employees pay social security contributions in Hungary. There are several contributions paid, which add up to around 40 percent of an individual’s salary. Payment is automatically withdrawn from employees' salaries, whereas the self-employed pay the whole contribution themselves. The minimum contributions payable are based on the monthly minimum wage.

Hungary has a number of social security systems to provide for the wellbeing of its people, including: