Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,917 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,512 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 706 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 252 Ft
12 eggs, large 540 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 497 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 950 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 302 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 205 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 220 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,728 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 385 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 129 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 251,823 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 161,702 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 42,959 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 158,788 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 105,183 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,515 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,791 Ft
40” flat screen TV 117,245 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,155 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,464 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,422 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 23,120 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,699 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,897 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,482 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,241,080 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 360 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,762 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,900 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,638 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,004 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,134 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,337 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 811 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 795 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 358 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 599 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,603 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,304 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,325 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,816 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 9,570 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,630 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 577 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 530 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 65,686 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 30 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 16,934 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,173 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,628 prices entered by 449 different people.
Latest price update: July 21, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
218th
out of 286
eastern europe
9th
out of 31

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

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