Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,630 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,445 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 770 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 265 Ft
12 eggs, large 599 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 510 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,104 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 293 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 194 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 229 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,556 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 381 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 142 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 208,899 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 133,201 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 43,506 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 151,433 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 108,456 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 30,268 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,427 Ft
40” flat screen TV 115,357 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,099 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,410 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,455 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,650 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 9,464 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,187 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,832 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,579,460 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 347 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,826 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,881 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,177 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,208 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,291 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,113 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 800 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 785 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 365 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 435 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,575 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,098 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,332 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 11,284 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 11,298 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,470 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 553 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 436 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 55,184 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,692 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,104 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,317 prices entered by 326 different people.
Latest price update: May 01, 2016.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
221st
out of 270
eastern europe
13th
out of 32

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

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2nd
eastern europe
3rd
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4th
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4th

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