Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,803 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,567 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 719 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 262 Ft
12 eggs, large 640 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 524 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 951 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 369 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 207 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 227 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,764 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 384 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 153 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 255,762 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 179,521 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 40,498 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 164,685 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 116,349 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 28,969 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,377 Ft
40” flat screen TV 119,868 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,900 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,392 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,995 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 21,395 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 11,293 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 22,721 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,272 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,544,480 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 357 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,755 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,006 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,958 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,745 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 11,485 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 986 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 836 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 793 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 385 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 494 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,960 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,577 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,377 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 13,111 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,342 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,575 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 609 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 521 Ft
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 157,473 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 28 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,346 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,230 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,915 prices entered by 339 different people.
Latest price update: July 15, 2018.

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