Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,701 Ft (€5.53)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,495 Ft (€4.86)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 756 Ft (€2.46)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 246 Ft (€0.80)
12 eggs, large 578 Ft (€1.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 532 Ft (€1.73)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,034 Ft (€3.36)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 290 Ft (€0.94)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 206 Ft (€0.67)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 223 Ft (€0.73)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,628 Ft (€5.29)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 376 Ft (€1.22)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 132 Ft (€0.43)
Housing HUF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 249,004 Ft (€809)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 161,001 Ft (€523)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 41,233 Ft (€134)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 157,243 Ft (€511)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 102,397 Ft (€333)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 25,952 Ft (€84)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,996 Ft (€13)
40” flat screen TV 110,464 Ft (€359)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 22,179 Ft (€72)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,494 Ft (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,526 Ft (€4.96)
Clothes HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,114 Ft (€72)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,794 Ft (€35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,144 Ft (€78)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,629 Ft (€93)
Transportation HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,321,090 Ft (€20,542)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 349 Ft (€1.13)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,765 Ft (€32)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,876 Ft (€9)
Personal Care HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,797 Ft (€5.84)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,077 Ft (€7)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,007 Ft (€36)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,006 Ft (€3.27)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 799 Ft (€2.60)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 786 Ft (€2.55)
4 rolls of toilet paper 343 Ft (€1.12)
Tube of toothpaste 538 Ft (€1.75)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,624 Ft (€9)
Entertainment HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,231 Ft (€20)
2 tickets to the movies 3,389 Ft (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,651 Ft (€35)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 11,377 Ft (€37)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,427 Ft (€4.64)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 630 Ft (€2.05)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 497 Ft (€1.62)
iPod nano 16GB 61,015 Ft (€198)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 34 Ft (€0.11)
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,052 Ft (€42)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,121 Ft (€3.64)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,712 prices entered by 333 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
185th
out of 224
eastern europe
9th
out of 24

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

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

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