Budapest is the tenth-best city for antique lovers in Europe, scoring 7.02 out of 10. That is according to the latest study by Confused.com (Q3 2022), where research reveals the best cities in Europe for bargain hunters.
In the antique index, the capital city scores highly for the quality of its antique stores (4.40/5), ranking 42% higher on average than nearby city Maribor, Slovenia (3.09/5). Budapest is also home to over double the number of antique stores per 100,000 people (1.01) than Bucharest, Romania (0.26).
To do this, the experts created a points-based index system evaluating the volume and quality of markets, antique stores and factory outlets in 51 European countries. They gave each country a bargain index score out of 10.
This study reveals the hotspots offering the best deals for vintage furniture, unique home items, antique jewellery and branded clothing. And whilst bargain lovers are looking for just that, it’s essential that they get the right amount of contents insurance when obtaining these one-off pieces.
Copenhagen, Denmark is the best city for antique lovers, with an overall antique index score of 8.66 out of 10. The Danish capital is home to the sixth-highest rated antique stores in Europe, with more than 1 (1.20) antique stores per 100,000 people. It also boasts the eighth-highest number of antique stores per capita out of all 51 cities analysed.
The capital city of Latvia, Riga, is the second-best city for antique lovers in Europe, scoring 8.56 out of 10 in the antique index. With the country’s growing interest in sustainable shopping practices(2), Riga has the highest-rated antique stores of all the top 10 countries analysed (4.81/5).