Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,798 Ft (€5.79)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,479 Ft (€4.76)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 720 Ft (€2.32)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 247 Ft (€0.80)
12 eggs, large 566 Ft (€1.82)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 513 Ft (€1.65)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 965 Ft (€3.11)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 295 Ft (€0.95)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 212 Ft (€0.68)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 217 Ft (€0.70)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,719 Ft (€5.54)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 380 Ft (€1.22)
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 256,139 Ft (€825)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 159,877 Ft (€515)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 43,198 Ft (€139)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 156,987 Ft (€506)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 105,150 Ft (€339)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 24,615 Ft (€79)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,734 Ft (€12)
40” flat screen TV 115,515 Ft (€372)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 21,980 Ft (€71)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,482 Ft (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,505 Ft (€4.85)
Clothes HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,412 Ft (€72)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,521 Ft (€34)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,133 Ft (€75)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,769 Ft (€96)
Transportation HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,394,740 Ft (€20,605)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 359 Ft (€1.16)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,707 Ft (€31)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,904 Ft (€9)
Personal Care HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,640 Ft (€5.28)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,838 Ft (€5.92)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,688 Ft (€34)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,352 Ft (€4.36)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 780 Ft (€2.51)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 761 Ft (€2.45)
4 rolls of toilet paper 361 Ft (€1.16)
Tube of toothpaste 570 Ft (€1.84)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,831 Ft (€9)
Entertainment HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,994 Ft (€19)
2 tickets to the movies 3,400 Ft (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 11,684 Ft (€38)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 11,782 Ft (€38)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,561 Ft (€5.03)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 606 Ft (€1.95)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 532 Ft (€1.71)
iPod nano 16GB 64,100 Ft (€207)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 32 Ft (€0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district 12,607 Ft (€41)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,140 Ft (€3.67)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,488 prices entered by 342 different people.
Latest price update: March 26, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
172nd
out of 215
eastern europe
9th
out of 26

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

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4th
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