Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 1,372 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,408 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 730 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 259 Ft
12 eggs, large 494 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 457 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,025 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 262 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 160 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 209 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,521 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 374 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 107 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 167,606 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 48,823 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,003 Ft
40” flat screen TV 125,425 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 22,953 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,664 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,357 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 18,842 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,324 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 22,014 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 26,406 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,299,020 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 379 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 10,027 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,296 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,081 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,059 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 779 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 773 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 324 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 488 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,262 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,292 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,160 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,170 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 10,411 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,397 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 541 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 478 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 59,089 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 37 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,949 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,052 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,364 prices entered by 835 different people.
Latest price update: April 24, 2015.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
169th
out of 194
eastern europe
13th
out of 28

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

eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
4th
eastern europe
4th
eastern europe
4th

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