Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,915 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,523 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 694 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 268 Ft
12 eggs, large 589 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 509 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 957 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 335 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 208 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 228 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,790 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 384 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 170 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 253,889 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 168,581 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 42,252 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 162,008 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 111,286 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 29,266 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,795 Ft
40” flat screen TV 120,282 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,711 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,666 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,783 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,078 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,420 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,718 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,217 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,659,040 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 359 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,714 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,008 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,756 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,245 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,475 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,208 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 825 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 769 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 377 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 552 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,741 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,640 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,349 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,396 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,850 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,622 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 567 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 507 Ft
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 165,733 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 37 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,637 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,208 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,021 prices entered by 423 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2018.

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