Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,762 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,504 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 741 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 238 Ft
12 eggs, large 581 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 526 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 935 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 292 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 210 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 219 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,580 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 379 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 130 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 254,662 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 160,631 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 158,343 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 102,467 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 25,920 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,795 Ft
40” flat screen TV 110,953 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 22,614 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,380 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,495 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,358 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,926 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,070 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,584 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,459,550 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 349 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,771 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) 1,796 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,952 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,583 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,005 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 799 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 788 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 350 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 547 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,624 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,993 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,457 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,753 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 11,713 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,515 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 624 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 505 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 64,100 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 31 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,087 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 2,384 prices entered by 334 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
177th
out of 216
eastern europe
9th
out of 25

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

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2nd
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3rd
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3rd
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4th
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