Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,024 prices entered by 432 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 1,483 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,417 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 723 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 278 Ft
12 eggs, large 510 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 458 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,128 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 322 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 358 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 236 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,690 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 409 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 190 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 158,042 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 53,622 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,365 Ft
40” flat screen TV 138,093 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 25,079 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,499 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,167 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,472 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,448 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 24,555 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 22,264 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,619,860 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 418 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 10,163 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 2,755 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 1,893 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 473 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,549 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,291 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,353 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,602 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 11,353 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,410 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 482 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 507 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 14,100 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 956 Ft

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