Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 7,893 prices entered by 694 different people.
Latest price update: December 19, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 1,396 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,404 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 699 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 259 Ft
12 eggs, large 491 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 430 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 949 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 263 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 189 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 210 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,541 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 377 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 126 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 166,109 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 47,898 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,247 Ft
40” flat screen TV 125,284 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 23,047 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,286 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,274 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 18,035 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,283 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 21,343 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 25,136 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,997,500 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 391 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,853 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 2,848 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,111 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,133 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 742 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 768 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 308 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 480 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,368 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,472 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,088 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,809 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 10,794 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,328 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 536 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 477 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 68,234 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,394 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 1,029 Ft

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