Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,915 Ft (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,514 Ft (€4.96)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 704 Ft (€2.31)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 253 Ft (€0.83)
12 eggs, large 542 Ft (€1.78)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 493 Ft (€1.62)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 961 Ft (€3.15)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 300 Ft (€0.98)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 213 Ft (€0.70)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 220 Ft (€0.72)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,721 Ft (€5.64)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 387 Ft (€1.27)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 131 Ft (€0.43)
Housing [Edit]
HUF EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 251,924 Ft (€826)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 161,702 Ft (€530)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 42,959 Ft (€141)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 158,788 Ft (€520)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 105,183 Ft (€345)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,515 Ft (€87)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,739 Ft (€12)
40” flat screen TV 114,768 Ft (€376)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,437 Ft (€83)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,464 Ft (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,422 Ft (€4.66)
Clothes [Edit]
HUF EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 23,131 Ft (€76)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,380 Ft (€34)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,200 Ft (€79)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 30,307 Ft (€99)
Transportation [Edit]
HUF EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,170,230 Ft (€20,223)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 359 Ft (€1.18)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,758 Ft (€32)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,919 Ft (€10)
Personal Care [Edit]
HUF EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,624 Ft (€5.32)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,004 Ft (€7)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,939 Ft (€36)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,348 Ft (€4.42)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 813 Ft (€2.66)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 792 Ft (€2.60)
4 rolls of toilet paper 368 Ft (€1.21)
Tube of toothpaste 593 Ft (€1.94)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,546 Ft (€8)
Entertainment [Edit]
HUF EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,378 Ft (€18)
2 tickets to the movies 3,317 Ft (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,840 Ft (€42)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 9,669 Ft (€32)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,642 Ft (€5.38)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 578 Ft (€1.89)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 522 Ft (€1.71)
iPod nano 16GB 65,677 Ft (€215)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 30 Ft (€0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district 16,921 Ft (€55)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,173 Ft (€3.84)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,680 prices entered by 451 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
218th
out of 288
eastern europe
9th
out of 31

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

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