Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

List of prices in Budapest, Hungary. Current as of Apr 2019.

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Food [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,891 Ft (€5.91)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,562 Ft (€4.88)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 731 Ft (€2.28)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 249 Ft (€0.78)
12 eggs, large 575 Ft (€1.80)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 549 Ft (€1.72)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 965 Ft (€3.02)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 336 Ft (€1.05)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 225 Ft (€0.70)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 240 Ft (€0.75)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,682 Ft (€5.25)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 391 Ft (€1.22)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 158 Ft (€0.50)
Housing [Edit]
HUF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 260,690 Ft (€814)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 178,293 Ft (€557)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 45,923 Ft (€143)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 180,065 Ft (€563)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 122,504 Ft (€383)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 30,133 Ft (€94)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,939 Ft (€9)
40” flat screen TV 117,924 Ft (€368)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 26,010 Ft (€81)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,876 Ft (€9)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,741 Ft (€5.44)
Clothes [Edit]
HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 16,467 Ft (€51)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,760 Ft (€40)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,117 Ft (€72)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 30,633 Ft (€96)
Transportation [Edit]
HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,762,240 Ft (€18,003)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 387 Ft (€1.21)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,572 Ft (€30)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,382 Ft (€11)
Personal Care [Edit]
HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,000 Ft (€6)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,930 Ft (€9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 13,591 Ft (€42)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,129 Ft (€3.53)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 862 Ft (€2.69)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 782 Ft (€2.44)
4 rolls of toilet paper 401 Ft (€1.25)
Tube of toothpaste 507 Ft (€1.58)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,846 Ft (€9)
Entertainment [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,756 Ft (€24)
2 tickets to the movies 3,528 Ft (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 16,438 Ft (€51)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,587 Ft (€39)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,872 Ft (€5.85)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 698 Ft (€2.18)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 558 Ft (€1.74)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 146,026 Ft (€456)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 26 Ft (€0.08)
1 month of gym membership in business district 13,833 Ft (€43)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,263 Ft (€3.95)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,990 prices entered by 279 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2019

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