Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,914 prices entered by 414 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 1,592 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,390 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 734 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 270 Ft
12 eggs, large 517 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 452 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,048 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 302 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 358 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 233 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,635 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 409 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 205 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 156,751 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 52,199 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,063 Ft
40” flat screen TV 153,900 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 24,192 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,499 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,238 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 17,774 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,741 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 19,947 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 20,716 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 415 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 10,347 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 2,617 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 1,980 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,236 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 664 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 660 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 374 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 458 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,549 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,130 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,096 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,602 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 11,785 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,538 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 541 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 500 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 14,584 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 924 Ft

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