Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,587 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,439 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 754 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 257 Ft
12 eggs, large 564 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 531 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,080 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 297 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 193 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 231 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,558 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 366 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 147 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 222,347 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 139,812 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 38,965 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 145,750 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 95,842 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 29,841 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,268 Ft
40” flat screen TV 112,012 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,014 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,315 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,323 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,793 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 9,707 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 20,870 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 26,614 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,809,960 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 339 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,931 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,889 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,997 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,155 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,434 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,082 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 816 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 768 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 344 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 457 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,705 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,991 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,395 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,907 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,541 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,491 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 583 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 487 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 55,432 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,093 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,111 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,801 prices entered by 304 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2016.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
214th
out of 259
eastern europe
9th
out of 26

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