#
Cost of living in
**Budapest (Hungary)**
is
**61% more expensive than**
in
**Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt)**

**WARNING!**This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 2,342 prices entered by 317 different people.

Food in Budapest (Hungary) is 46% more expensive than in Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | ||
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Budapest (Hungary) | Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||

1,870 Ft (E£ 119) | E£ 100 | 19% |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||

1,606 Ft (E£ 102) | - | - |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||

783 Ft (E£ 50) | - | - |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||

269 Ft (E£ 17) | E£ 10 | 72% |

12 eggs, large | ||

618 Ft (E£ 39) | E£ 12 | 229% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||

586 Ft (E£ 37) | E£ 3.00 | 1146% |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||

957 Ft (E£ 61) | E£ 24 | 154% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||

397 Ft (E£ 25) | E£ 10 | 153% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||

222 Ft (E£ 14) | - | - |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

245 Ft (E£ 16) | - | - |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

1,813 Ft (E£ 116) | - | - |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

395 Ft (E£ 25) | E£ 10 | 152% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

155 Ft (E£ 10) | E£ 2.50 | 295% |

Housing in Budapest (Hungary) is 87% more expensive than in Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | ||

Budapest (Hungary) | Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | Diff |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||

258,710 Ft (E£ 16,504) | E£ 3,000 | 450% |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||

184,114 Ft (E£ 11,745) | E£ 1,500 | 683% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||

46,801 Ft (E£ 2,986) | - | - |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||

169,063 Ft (E£ 10,785) | E£ 1,000 | 979% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||

115,610 Ft (E£ 7,375) | - | - |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||

27,708 Ft (E£ 1,768) | - | - |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

3,165 Ft (E£ 202) | E£ 165 | 22% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

127,860 Ft (E£ 8,157) | E£ 4,000 | 104% |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||

26,118 Ft (E£ 1,666) | - | - |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||

2,694 Ft (E£ 172) | - | - |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

1,754 Ft (E£ 112) | - | - |

Clothes in Budapest (Hungary) is 3% more expensive than in Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | ||

Budapest (Hungary) | Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | Diff |

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||

19,489 Ft (E£ 1,243) | - | - |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||

13,357 Ft (E£ 852) | - | - |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||

22,189 Ft (E£ 1,416) | E£ 1,000 | 42% |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||

30,520 Ft (E£ 1,947) | - | - |

Transportation in Budapest (Hungary) is 125% more expensive than in Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | ||

Budapest (Hungary) | Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | Diff |

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||

5,566,430 Ft (E£ 355,105) | - | - |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||

372 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 3.50 | 579% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

9,641 Ft (E£ 615) | E£ 60 | 925% |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ||

3,324 Ft (E£ 212) | - | - |

Personal Care in Budapest (Hungary) is 57% more expensive than in Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | ||

Budapest (Hungary) | Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | Diff |

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||

2,931 Ft (E£ 187) | - | - |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

2,924 Ft (E£ 187) | - | - |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||

13,365 Ft (E£ 853) | E£ 50 | 1605% |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||

1,322 Ft (E£ 84) | - | - |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||

980 Ft (E£ 63) | - | - |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||

817 Ft (E£ 52) | E£ 25 | 109% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

401 Ft (E£ 26) | - | - |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

579 Ft (E£ 37) | E£ 10 | 269% |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||

2,823 Ft (E£ 180) | E£ 20 | 800% |

Entertainment in Budapest (Hungary) is 17% more expensive than in Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | ||

Budapest (Hungary) | Al Mahallah al Kubra (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

7,204 Ft (E£ 460) | E£ 200 | 130% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

3,329 Ft (E£ 212) | E£ 50 | 325% |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||

15,201 Ft (E£ 970) | - | - |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||

13,329 Ft (E£ 850) | - | - |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

1,763 Ft (E£ 112) | - | - |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

675 Ft (E£ 43) | E£ 15 | 187% |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||

580 Ft (E£ 37) | - | - |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

147,820 Ft (E£ 9,430) | - | - |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||

32 Ft (E£ 2.03) | - | - |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

14,493 Ft (E£ 925) | - | - |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

1,243 Ft (E£ 79) | - | - |

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### Compare other countries

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 13,645**(213,887 Ft) in Budapest to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 8,500**in Al Mahallah al Kubra.