Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,699 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,490 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 752 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 247 Ft
12 eggs, large 577 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 534 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,040 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 290 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 204 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 223 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,653 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 373 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 126 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 248,632 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 160,234 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 41,233 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 157,819 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 102,397 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 25,952 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,101 Ft
40” flat screen TV 110,464 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 22,179 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,495 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,567 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,114 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,794 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,144 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,629 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,309,710 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 349 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,772 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,876 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,797 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,077 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,007 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,006 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 799 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 786 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 343 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 538 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,624 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,231 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,389 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,651 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 11,377 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,427 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 630 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 497 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 61,015 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 34 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,052 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,121 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,695 prices entered by 333 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
187th
out of 226
eastern europe
9th
out of 24

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

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3rd
eastern europe
4th
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4th

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