Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,059 prices entered by 445 different people.
Latest price update: August 22, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 1,532 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,377 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 723 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 272 Ft
12 eggs, large 498 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 459 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,063 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 321 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 348 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 231 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,552 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 409 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 147 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 157,156 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, ...) 8,674 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 23,838 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 22,310 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 10,194 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 2,840 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,179 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 6,282 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,329 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,602 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 11,188 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,381 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 481 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 505 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 14,086 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 959 Ft

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