Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
HUF USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,920 Ft ($7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,506 Ft ($5.81)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 708 Ft ($2.73)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 255 Ft ($0.98)
12 eggs, large 544 Ft ($2.10)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 486 Ft ($1.87)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 953 Ft ($3.68)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 299 Ft ($1.15)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 215 Ft ($0.83)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 223 Ft ($0.86)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,789 Ft ($7)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 389 Ft ($1.50)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 138 Ft ($0.53)
Housing [Edit]
HUF USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 255,876 Ft ($987)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 162,222 Ft ($626)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 43,094 Ft ($166)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 159,428 Ft ($615)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 111,721 Ft ($431)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 28,587 Ft ($110)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,644 Ft ($14)
40” flat screen TV 115,818 Ft ($447)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,632 Ft ($99)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,483 Ft ($10)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,727 Ft ($7)
Clothes [Edit]
HUF USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,705 Ft ($88)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,544 Ft ($41)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,716 Ft ($92)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,931 Ft ($115)
Transportation [Edit]
HUF USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,993,070 Ft ($23,124)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 359 Ft ($1.38)
Monthly ticket public transport 9,683 Ft ($37)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,919 Ft ($11)
Personal Care [Edit]
HUF USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,703 Ft ($7)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,115 Ft ($8)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,484 Ft ($40)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,240 Ft ($4.78)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 809 Ft ($3.12)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 801 Ft ($3.09)
4 rolls of toilet paper 372 Ft ($1.44)
Tube of toothpaste 572 Ft ($2.21)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,487 Ft ($10)
Entertainment [Edit]
HUF USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,245 Ft ($20)
2 tickets to the movies 3,288 Ft ($13)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,224 Ft ($47)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 9,197 Ft ($35)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,616 Ft ($6)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 562 Ft ($2.17)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 510 Ft ($1.97)
iPad Air 2, 64GB 163,065 Ft ($629)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 Ft ($0.11)
1 month of gym membership in business district 16,953 Ft ($65)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,173 Ft ($4.53)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,773 prices entered by 455 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2017.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
240th
out of 322
eastern europe
10th
out of 35

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

eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
4th

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