Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,801 prices entered by 780 different people.
Latest price update: February 01, 2015.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 1,359 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,420 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 712 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 257 Ft
12 eggs, large 498 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 436 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 959 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 260 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 174 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 213 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 105 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 170,788 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 48,951 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 3,974 Ft
40” flat screen TV 130,206 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 22,713 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,505 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,397 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 18,610 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,287 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 21,765 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 26,613 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,662,380 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 383 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,770 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 2,906 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,498 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,091 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 777 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 746 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 317 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 463 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,409 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,528 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,140 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,588 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 10,553 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,349 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 544 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 460 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 62,238 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,938 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 1,045 Ft

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