Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,892 Ft (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,518 Ft (€4.93)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 707 Ft (€2.30)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 250 Ft (€0.81)
12 eggs, large 540 Ft (€1.75)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 506 Ft (€1.65)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 934 Ft (€3.04)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 297 Ft (€0.97)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 205 Ft (€0.66)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 224 Ft (€0.73)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,775 Ft (€5.77)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 382 Ft (€1.24)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 134 Ft (€0.44)
Housing [Edit]
HUF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 250,639 Ft (€815)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 162,372 Ft (€528)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 47,281 Ft (€154)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 159,593 Ft (€519)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 104,118 Ft (€339)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,253 Ft (€85)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,682 Ft (€12)
40” flat screen TV 116,766 Ft (€380)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,026 Ft (€78)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,533 Ft (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,388 Ft (€4.51)
Clothes [Edit]
HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 23,344 Ft (€76)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,734 Ft (€35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,909 Ft (€78)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,483 Ft (€96)
Transportation [Edit]
HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,378,150 Ft (€20,737)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 360 Ft (€1.17)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,744 Ft (€32)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,906 Ft (€9)
Personal Care [Edit]
HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,651 Ft (€5.37)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,402 Ft (€8)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,052 Ft (€36)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,305 Ft (€4.24)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 831 Ft (€2.70)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 784 Ft (€2.55)
4 rolls of toilet paper 363 Ft (€1.18)
Tube of toothpaste 605 Ft (€1.97)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,619 Ft (€9)
Entertainment [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,600 Ft (€18)
2 tickets to the movies 3,332 Ft (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,811 Ft (€42)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,071 Ft (€33)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,602 Ft (€5.21)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 582 Ft (€1.89)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 532 Ft (€1.73)
iPod nano 16GB 65,686 Ft (€214)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 32 Ft (€0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district 16,523 Ft (€54)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,165 Ft (€3.79)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,453 prices entered by 413 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
191st
out of 235
eastern europe
10th
out of 25

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

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