Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,804 Ft (€5.55)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,564 Ft (€4.81)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 719 Ft (€2.21)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 264 Ft (€0.81)
12 eggs, large 640 Ft (€1.97)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 524 Ft (€1.61)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 956 Ft (€2.94)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 369 Ft (€1.14)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 207 Ft (€0.64)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 228 Ft (€0.70)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,761 Ft (€5.42)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 385 Ft (€1.18)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 153 Ft (€0.47)
Housing [Edit]
HUF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 255,189 Ft (€786)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 181,244 Ft (€558)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 40,498 Ft (€125)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 164,961 Ft (€508)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 116,785 Ft (€360)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 28,919 Ft (€89)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,391 Ft (€10)
40” flat screen TV 118,301 Ft (€364)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,738 Ft (€76)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,392 Ft (€7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,995 Ft (€6)
Clothes [Edit]
HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 21,395 Ft (€66)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 11,293 Ft (€35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 22,721 Ft (€70)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,272 Ft (€87)
Transportation [Edit]
HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,543,050 Ft (€17,067)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 358 Ft (€1.10)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,754 Ft (€30)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,006 Ft (€9)
Personal Care [Edit]
HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,958 Ft (€6)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,745 Ft (€8)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,485 Ft (€35)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 986 Ft (€3.04)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 836 Ft (€2.57)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 793 Ft (€2.44)
4 rolls of toilet paper 385 Ft (€1.19)
Tube of toothpaste 494 Ft (€1.52)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,960 Ft (€9)
Entertainment [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,632 Ft (€20)
2 tickets to the movies 3,372 Ft (€10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,378 Ft (€38)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,399 Ft (€38)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,573 Ft (€4.84)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 609 Ft (€1.87)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 521 Ft (€1.60)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 157,473 Ft (€485)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 28 Ft (€0.09)
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,200 Ft (€47)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,230 Ft (€3.79)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,913 prices entered by 340 different people.
Latest price update: July 20, 2018.

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