Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,917 Ft (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,523 Ft (€4.88)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 694 Ft (€2.22)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 268 Ft (€0.86)
12 eggs, large 589 Ft (€1.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 509 Ft (€1.63)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 957 Ft (€3.07)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 335 Ft (€1.07)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 208 Ft (€0.66)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 229 Ft (€0.73)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,793 Ft (€5.74)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 384 Ft (€1.23)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 170 Ft (€0.55)
Housing [Edit]
HUF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 253,582 Ft (€812)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 168,194 Ft (€539)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 42,237 Ft (€135)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 162,008 Ft (€519)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 111,286 Ft (€356)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 29,266 Ft (€94)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,795 Ft (€12)
40” flat screen TV 120,282 Ft (€385)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,711 Ft (€82)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,666 Ft (€9)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,783 Ft (€5.71)
Clothes [Edit]
HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,207 Ft (€71)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,420 Ft (€33)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,894 Ft (€77)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,217 Ft (€90)
Transportation [Edit]
HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,665,530 Ft (€18,140)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 359 Ft (€1.15)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,715 Ft (€31)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,008 Ft (€10)
Personal Care [Edit]
HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,756 Ft (€5.62)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,245 Ft (€7)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,475 Ft (€34)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,208 Ft (€3.87)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 825 Ft (€2.64)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 769 Ft (€2.46)
4 rolls of toilet paper 377 Ft (€1.21)
Tube of toothpaste 552 Ft (€1.77)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,741 Ft (€9)
Entertainment [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,640 Ft (€18)
2 tickets to the movies 3,359 Ft (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,396 Ft (€40)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,850 Ft (€35)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,622 Ft (€5.19)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 579 Ft (€1.85)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 505 Ft (€1.62)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 165,733 Ft (€531)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 37 Ft (€0.12)
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,637 Ft (€56)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,208 Ft (€3.87)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,004 prices entered by 423 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2018.

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