Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,931 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,556 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 707 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 265 Ft
12 eggs, large 620 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 510 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 979 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 347 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 209 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 231 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,765 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 385 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 166 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 255,041 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 171,690 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 41,029 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 160,579 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 113,213 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 28,593 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,642 Ft
40” flat screen TV 122,503 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,807 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,429 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,943 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,396 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 10,586 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,742 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,427 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,668,610 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 356 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,748 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,012 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,826 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,426 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,192 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,112 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 823 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 781 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 369 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 539 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,732 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,893 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,338 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,731 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 11,096 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,581 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 582 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 497 Ft
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 161,785 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 35 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,650 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,221 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,772 prices entered by 409 different people.
Latest price update: April 22, 2018.

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