Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,950 prices entered by 797 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 1,375 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,395 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 713 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 258 Ft
12 eggs, large 501 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 425 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,015 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 261 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 171 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 213 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,503 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 374 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 103 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 170,678 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 49,089 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 3,890 Ft
40” flat screen TV 129,385 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 22,862 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,472 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,372 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 18,377 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,310 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 21,830 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 27,125 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,524,110 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 381 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,775 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,281 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,477 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,105 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 778 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 774 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 316 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 455 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,530 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,604 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,130 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,530 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 10,167 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,351 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 537 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 466 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 62,238 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 37 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,087 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,041 Ft

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