Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 1,445 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,404 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 722 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 259 Ft
12 eggs, large 509 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 463 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,019 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 273 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 1,592 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 181,778 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 46,389 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 3,967 Ft
40” flat screen TV 123,723 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 22,288 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,753 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,479 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,601 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,491 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 22,285 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 26,693 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,664,890 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 380 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,753 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,098 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,031 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 989 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 837 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 811 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 341 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 462 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,401 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,980 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,129 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,860 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 9,954 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,379 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 551 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 454 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 57,562 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 36 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,044 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,103 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10,514 prices entered by 953 different people.
Latest price update: September 01, 2015.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
160th
out of 194
eastern europe
15th
out of 32

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

eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
4th
eastern europe
4th

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