Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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

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Food [Edit]
HUF CAD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,904 Ft (C$9)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,542 Ft (C$7)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 749 Ft (C$3.45)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 250 Ft (C$1.15)
12 eggs, large 577 Ft (C$2.66)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 519 Ft (C$2.39)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 929 Ft (C$4.27)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 325 Ft (C$1.50)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 232 Ft (C$1.07)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 249 Ft (C$1.15)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,674 Ft (C$8)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 395 Ft (C$1.82)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 141 Ft (C$0.65)
Housing [Edit]
HUF CAD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 269,468 Ft (C$1,240)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 182,095 Ft (C$838)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 51,740 Ft (C$238)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 179,517 Ft (C$826)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 131,266 Ft (C$604)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,636 Ft (C$123)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,535 Ft (C$16)
40” flat screen TV 124,012 Ft (C$571)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 27,789 Ft (C$128)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,167 Ft (C$15)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,942 Ft (C$9)
Clothes [Edit]
HUF CAD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 19,221 Ft (C$88)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,277 Ft (C$47)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 25,064 Ft (C$115)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 31,730 Ft (C$146)
Transportation [Edit]
HUF CAD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,791,500 Ft (C$26,658)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 390 Ft (C$1.80)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,573 Ft (C$44)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,431 Ft (C$16)
Personal Care [Edit]
HUF CAD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,114 Ft (C$10)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,744 Ft (C$13)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 12,684 Ft (C$58)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,092 Ft (C$5.03)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 834 Ft (C$3.84)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 792 Ft (C$3.65)
4 rolls of toilet paper 341 Ft (C$1.57)
Tube of toothpaste 502 Ft (C$2.31)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,802 Ft (C$13)
Entertainment [Edit]
HUF CAD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,172 Ft (C$33)
2 tickets to the movies 3,497 Ft (C$16)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 13,386 Ft (C$62)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,670 Ft (C$58)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,776 Ft (C$8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 693 Ft (C$3.19)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 570 Ft (C$2.62)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 145,183 Ft (C$668)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 28 Ft (C$0.13)
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,445 Ft (C$62)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,305 Ft (C$6)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,845 prices entered by 252 different people.
Latest price update: June 20, 2019

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