Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,847 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,579 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 728 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 267 Ft
12 eggs, large 639 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 549 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 973 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 379 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 205 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 233 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,738 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 388 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 154 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 255,971 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 181,968 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 40,536 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 166,601 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 114,974 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 31,768 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,586 Ft
40” flat screen TV 121,851 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,796 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,387 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,809 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,565 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,946 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,973 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 26,456 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,566,100 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 365 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,764 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,146 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,932 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,727 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 12,553 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 978 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 830 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 778 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 374 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 500 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,960 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,883 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,372 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,708 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,385 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,587 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 612 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 547 Ft
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 152,612 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,326 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,239 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,844 prices entered by 341 different people.
Latest price update: August 15, 2018.

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