Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,892 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,518 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 707 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 250 Ft
12 eggs, large 540 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 506 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 934 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 297 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 205 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 224 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,775 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 382 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 134 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 250,639 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 162,372 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 47,281 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 159,593 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 104,118 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,253 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,682 Ft
40” flat screen TV 116,766 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,026 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,533 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,388 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 23,344 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,734 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,909 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,483 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,378,150 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 360 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,744 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,906 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,651 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,402 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,052 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,305 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 831 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 784 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 363 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 605 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,619 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,600 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,332 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,811 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,071 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,602 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 582 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 532 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 65,686 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 32 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 16,523 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,165 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,453 prices entered by 413 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
191st
out of 236
eastern europe
10th
out of 26

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

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2nd
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2nd
eastern europe
3rd
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3rd
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4th

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