Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

Currency:
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,685 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,394 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 764 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 258 Ft
12 eggs, large 578 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 499 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,335 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 283 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 182 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 214 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,593 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 370 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 135 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 190,442 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 126,117 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 44,031 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 146,449 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 107,671 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 30,714 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,133 Ft
40” flat screen TV 118,119 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 22,806 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,387 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,623 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 20,606 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 9,288 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,707 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 27,389 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,439,460 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 358 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,879 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,101 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,010 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,451 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,608 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,134 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 832 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 761 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 382 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 482 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,596 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,725 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,171 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,031 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 9,673 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,505 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 551 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 445 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 48,354 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,803 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,115 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 11,872 prices entered by 1,084 different people.
Latest price update: February 07, 2016.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
181st
out of 239
eastern europe
10th
out of 30

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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