Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,766 Ft (€5.65)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,479 Ft (€4.73)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 717 Ft (€2.29)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 250 Ft (€0.80)
12 eggs, large 555 Ft (€1.78)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 499 Ft (€1.60)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 899 Ft (€2.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 295 Ft (€0.94)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 200 Ft (€0.64)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 216 Ft (€0.69)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,721 Ft (€5.51)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 378 Ft (€1.21)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 133 Ft (€0.43)
Housing [Edit]
HUF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 259,452 Ft (€830)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 162,929 Ft (€521)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 42,614 Ft (€136)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 160,435 Ft (€513)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 106,956 Ft (€342)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,077 Ft (€83)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,600 Ft (€12)
40” flat screen TV 117,782 Ft (€377)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 23,225 Ft (€74)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,428 Ft (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,497 Ft (€4.79)
Clothes [Edit]
HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,655 Ft (€72)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 12,133 Ft (€39)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,043 Ft (€74)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 27,912 Ft (€89)
Transportation [Edit]
HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,511,620 Ft (€20,835)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 363 Ft (€1.16)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,719 Ft (€31)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,016 Ft (€10)
Personal Care [Edit]
HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,599 Ft (€5.12)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,947 Ft (€6)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,688 Ft (€34)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,352 Ft (€4.33)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 796 Ft (€2.55)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 778 Ft (€2.49)
4 rolls of toilet paper 361 Ft (€1.16)
Tube of toothpaste 577 Ft (€1.85)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,712 Ft (€9)
Entertainment [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,513 Ft (€18)
2 tickets to the movies 3,362 Ft (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,464 Ft (€40)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 9,924 Ft (€32)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,728 Ft (€5.53)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 603 Ft (€1.93)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 530 Ft (€1.70)
iPod nano 16GB 64,100 Ft (€205)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 34 Ft (€0.11)
1 month of gym membership in business district 12,745 Ft (€41)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,140 Ft (€3.65)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,534 prices entered by 349 different people.
Latest price update: April 23, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

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182nd
out of 219
eastern europe
10th
out of 24

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

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