Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 1,413 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,407 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 725 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 260 Ft
12 eggs, large 513 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 470 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,052 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 276 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 165 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 212 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,515 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 374 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 109 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 171,669 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 46,830 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 3,903 Ft
40” flat screen TV 126,053 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 22,302 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,723 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,355 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,780 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,273 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 21,775 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 26,934 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,291,630 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 380 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,735 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,222 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 1,991 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,060 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 780 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 796 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 331 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 483 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,260 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,096 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,134 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,610 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 10,069 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,394 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 559 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 456 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 58,413 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 38 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,997 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,068 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10,039 prices entered by 909 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2015.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
173rd
out of 201
eastern europe
17th
out of 34

Cheapest and most expensive products in Budapest compared to other cities:

eastern europe
4th
eastern europe
4th
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4th

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