Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,798 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,479 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 720 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 247 Ft
12 eggs, large 566 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 513 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 965 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 295 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 212 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 217 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,719 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 380 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 130 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 256,139 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 159,877 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 43,198 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 156,987 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 105,150 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 24,615 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,734 Ft
40” flat screen TV 115,515 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 21,980 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,482 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,505 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,412 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,521 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,133 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,769 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,394,740 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 359 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,707 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,904 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,640 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,838 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,688 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,352 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 780 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 761 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 361 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 570 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,831 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,994 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,400 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 11,684 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 11,782 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,561 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 606 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 532 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 64,100 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 32 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 12,607 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,140 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,487 prices entered by 341 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
172nd
out of 214
eastern europe
10th
out of 26

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

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2nd
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2nd
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4th
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4th
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4th
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4th

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