Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,584 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,439 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 752 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 250 Ft
12 eggs, large 556 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 517 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,104 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 286 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 195 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 232 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,554 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 371 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 149 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 219,768 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 141,148 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 45,304 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 140,440 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 103,526 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 29,796 Ft
Internet 8MB (1 month) 4,370 Ft
40” flat screen TV 113,831 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,196 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,368 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,410 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,321 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 9,870 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 20,994 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 27,810 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,673,930 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 343 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,804 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,895 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,195 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,303 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 9,287 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,082 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 798 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 775 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 345 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 410 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,724 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,541 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,301 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 12,009 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,454 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 566 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 470 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 13,430 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,111 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,835 prices entered by 291 different people.
Latest price update: July 28, 2016.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
225th
out of 267
eastern europe
12th
out of 30

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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3rd
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3rd

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