Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 1,459 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,409 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 722 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 261 Ft
12 eggs, large 514 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 468 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,029 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 272 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 165 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 214 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,586 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 373 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 109 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 178,531 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 47,156 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 3,878 Ft
40” flat screen TV 124,073 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 22,441 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,715 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,373 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,724 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,396 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 22,316 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 26,993 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,586,050 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 380 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,764 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,108 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,032 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,056 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 844 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 806 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 344 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 469 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,377 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,975 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,140 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,003 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 10,064 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,400 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 567 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 445 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 58,413 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 36 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,035 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,076 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10,285 prices entered by 925 different people.
Latest price update: August 02, 2015.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
170th
out of 197
eastern europe
16th
out of 31

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

eastern europe
4th
eastern europe
4th

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