Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,570 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,437 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 759 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 256 Ft
12 eggs, large 573 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 537 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,110 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 290 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 198 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 242 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,541 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 363 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 147 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 220,770 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 138,936 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 45,577 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 143,341 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 95,357 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 30,114 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,206 Ft
40” flat screen TV 113,320 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,174 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,265 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,320 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,404 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 9,554 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,187 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 26,918 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,718,210 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 341 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,940 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,906 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,178 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,303 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 9,831 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,082 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 781 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 755 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 347 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 427 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,767 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,911 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,409 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 11,339 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,256 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,506 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 572 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 486 Ft
iPod nano 16GB 55,432 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 12,853 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,107 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,753 prices entered by 291 different people.
Latest price update: August 26, 2016.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
221st
out of 265
eastern europe
12th
out of 30

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

eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
4th
eastern europe
4th

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