Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,143 prices entered by 458 different people.
Latest price update: October 02, 2014.
Currency:
Food
Daily menu in the business district 1,409 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,357 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 721 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 273 Ft
12 eggs, large 523 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 460 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,015 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 302 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 348 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 229 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,539 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 389 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 143 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 164,914 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 55,554 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,497 Ft
40” flat screen TV 132,548 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 25,098 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,499 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,192 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,009 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,384 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 22,590 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 21,812 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,453,030 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 417 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 10,198 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,358 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,135 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,236 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 644 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 661 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 340 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 449 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,549 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,317 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,364 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,602 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 11,593 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,381 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 518 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 485 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 54,242 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 37 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,123 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 981 Ft

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