Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,593 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,433 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 766 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 254 Ft
12 eggs, large 560 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 525 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,082 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 285 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 195 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 231 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,557 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 368 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 145 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 220,580 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 138,256 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 43,506 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 151,989 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 102,670 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 30,268 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,183 Ft
40” flat screen TV 113,712 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,377 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,410 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,455 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,055 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 9,464 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,311 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,689 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,714,090 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 347 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,836 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,874 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,269 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,166 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,291 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,113 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 809 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 774 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 358 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 437 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,585 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,970 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,324 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 11,689 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,754 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,445 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 540 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 431 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 55,184 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,692 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,105 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,015 prices entered by 289 different people.
Latest price update: May 29, 2016.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
222nd
out of 268
eastern europe
12th
out of 29

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

eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
4th

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