Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,176 prices entered by 463 different people.
Latest price update: October 24, 2014.
Currency:
Food
Daily menu in the business district 1,389 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,372 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 724 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 267 Ft
12 eggs, large 517 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 455 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 992 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 297 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 325 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 224 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,511 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 389 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 135 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 163,406 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 54,378 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,411 Ft
40” flat screen TV 131,667 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 24,512 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,061 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,256 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 18,599 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 7,955 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 22,324 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 21,654 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,453,030 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 418 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 10,198 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,358 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,135 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 449 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,549 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,317 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,364 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,602 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 11,593 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,381 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 518 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 485 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 14,123 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 981 Ft

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