Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,379 prices entered by 496 different people.
Latest price update: November 27, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 1,305 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,397 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 707 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 270 Ft
12 eggs, large 518 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 473 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,018 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 288 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 253 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 226 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,645 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 388 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 124 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 165,773 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 51,522 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,395 Ft
40” flat screen TV 126,022 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 23,902 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,084 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,283 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 17,553 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 7,412 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 21,387 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 21,964 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,601,890 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 407 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 10,014 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,069 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,075 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,136 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 711 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 645 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 285 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 499 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,492 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,544 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,349 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,307 Ft
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 11,735 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,388 Ft
Capuccino in expat area of the city 515 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 494 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 51,181 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 36 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,123 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 990 Ft

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