Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

List of prices in Budapest, Hungary. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,929 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,584 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 747 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 248 Ft
12 eggs, large 584 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 544 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 957 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 368 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 235 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 238 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,700 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 398 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 157 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 265,016 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 182,201 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 47,087 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 177,183 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 120,196 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 28,280 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,761 Ft
40” flat screen TV 119,519 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 26,759 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,876 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,121 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 17,163 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,755 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 22,673 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 31,898 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,699,410 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 377 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,574 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,397 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,045 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,568 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 13,491 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,187 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 871 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 812 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 399 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 516 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,310 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,629 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,518 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 16,313 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,578 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,808 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 715 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 558 Ft
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 148,590 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 26 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,776 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,264 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,081 prices entered by 292 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2019

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