Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,935 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,500 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 680 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 268 Ft
12 eggs, large 567 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 499 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,026 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 323 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 205 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 226 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,779 Ft
2 liters of Coca-Cola 388 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 135 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 253,693 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 167,710 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 41,314 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 160,449 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 112,680 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 29,088 Ft
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,687 Ft
40” flat screen TV 116,983 Ft
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,641 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,436 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,726 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 21,787 Ft
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 9,888 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,970 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,759 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,766,430 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 361 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,703 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,007 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,765 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,245 Ft
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 10,475 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,208 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 835 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 770 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 379 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 555 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,716 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,531 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,333 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,442 Ft
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,625 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,599 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 564 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 503 Ft
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 168,554 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 27 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,576 Ft
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,209 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,889 prices entered by 428 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2018.

Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
249th
out of 337
eastern europe
10th
out of 33

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

eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd

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