Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,762 Ft (€5.64)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,504 Ft (€4.82)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 741 Ft (€2.37)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 238 Ft (€0.76)
12 eggs, large 581 Ft (€1.86)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 527 Ft (€1.69)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 935 Ft (€3.00)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 292 Ft (€0.93)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 210 Ft (€0.67)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 219 Ft (€0.70)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,580 Ft (€5.06)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 379 Ft (€1.21)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 130 Ft (€0.42)
Housing HUF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 251,879 Ft (€807)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 160,631 Ft (€514)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 41,233 Ft (€132)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 158,343 Ft (€507)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 102,467 Ft (€328)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 25,920 Ft (€83)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,795 Ft (€12)
40” flat screen TV 110,953 Ft (€355)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 22,614 Ft (€72)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,380 Ft (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,495 Ft (€4.79)
Clothes HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,358 Ft (€72)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,642 Ft (€34)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,070 Ft (€74)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,584 Ft (€92)
Transportation HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,364,700 Ft (€20,386)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 349 Ft (€1.12)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,761 Ft (€31)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,880 Ft (€9)
Personal Care HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,796 Ft (€5.75)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,952 Ft (€6)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,583 Ft (€34)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,005 Ft (€3.22)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 799 Ft (€2.56)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 788 Ft (€2.52)
4 rolls of toilet paper 350 Ft (€1.12)
Tube of toothpaste 547 Ft (€1.75)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,624 Ft (€8)
Entertainment HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,993 Ft (€19)
2 tickets to the movies 3,457 Ft (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,753 Ft (€34)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 11,713 Ft (€38)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,515 Ft (€4.85)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 624 Ft (€2.00)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 505 Ft (€1.62)
iPod nano 16GB 64,100 Ft (€205)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 31 Ft (€0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,087 Ft (€42)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,121 Ft (€3.59)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,493 prices entered by 333 different people.
Latest price update: February 19, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
180th
out of 218
eastern europe
10th
out of 25

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

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

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