Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,861 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,619 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 753 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 274 Ft
12 eggs, large 635 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 559 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 935 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 378 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 205 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 238 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,747 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 393 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 143 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 258,343 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 184,263 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 45,992 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 164,965 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 115,814 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,768 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,483 Ft
40” flat screen TV 124,005 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,708 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,467 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,739 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 21,805 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,126 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 22,335 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,609 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,652,110 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 374 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,703 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,228 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,938 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,690 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 13,287 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,245 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 852 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 807 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 376 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 554 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,006 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,087 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,491 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 14,144 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 14,032 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,629 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 642 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 549 Ft
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 150,612 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,677 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,247 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,686 prices entered by 337 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2018.

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