Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 1,414 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,401 Ft
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 725 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 262 Ft
12 eggs, large 499 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 466 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,066 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 270 Ft
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 160 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 210 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,527 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 376 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 107 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 170,255 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 47,957 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 3,904 Ft
40” flat screen TV 127,363 Ft
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 23,144 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,641 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,402 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,272 Ft
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 8,367 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 21,489 Ft
1 pair of leather business shoes 27,129 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,398,750 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 378 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,849 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 3,205 Ft
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 2,013 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,053 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 775 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 798 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 323 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 475 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,243 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,184 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,109 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 8,251 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 10,143 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,389 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 542 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 464 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 62,838 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 38 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,055 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,061 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,828 prices entered by 891 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2015.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
165th
out of 189
eastern europe
13th
out of 28

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

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

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