Cost of living in Warsaw (Poland) is 12% more expensive than in Budapest (Hungary)
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Food | + 2% | |||
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Food in Warsaw (Poland) is about the same as in Budapest (Hungary) | ||||
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Warsaw | Budapest | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 40 zł (3,627 Ft) | 3,838 Ft | - 5% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | 29 zł (2,610 Ft) | 2,874 Ft | - 9% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 12 zł (1,117 Ft) | 1,057 Ft | + 6% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 3.83 zł (347 Ft) | 465 Ft | - 25% | |
12 eggs, large | 14 zł (1,249 Ft) | 1,176 Ft | + 6% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 15 zł (1,390 Ft) | 1,185 Ft | + 17% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 17 zł (1,545 Ft) | 2,181 Ft | - 29% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 3.82 zł (347 Ft) | 552 Ft | - 37% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 3.81 zł (346 Ft) | 406 Ft | - 15% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 4.35 zł (394 Ft) | 367 Ft | + 7% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 33 zł (2,960 Ft) | 2,117 Ft | + 40% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | 9 zł (782 Ft) | 638 Ft | + 23% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 3.83 zł (348 Ft) | 295 Ft | + 18% | |
Housing | + 50% | |||
Housing in Warsaw (Poland) is 50% more expensive than in Budapest (Hungary) | ||||
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Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | 7,652 zł (694,266 Ft) | 395,435 Ft | + 76% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | 5,095 zł (462,286 Ft) | 286,826 Ft | + 61% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 866 zł (78,578 Ft) | 50,473 Ft | + 56% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | 4,317 zł (391,655 Ft) | 239,305 Ft | + 64% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | 3,189 zł (289,361 Ft) | 188,200 Ft | + 54% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | 473 zł (42,881 Ft) | 32,003 Ft | + 34% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | 57 zł (5,189 Ft) | 5,743 Ft | - 10% | |
40” flat screen tv | 1,792 zł (162,571 Ft) | 126,037 Ft | + 29% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | 455 zł (41,324 Ft) | 36,307 Ft | + 14% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 42 zł (3,842 Ft) | 4,559 Ft | - 16% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 37 zł (3,345 Ft) | 3,436 Ft | - 3% | |
Clothes | + 7% | |||
Clothes in Warsaw (Poland) is 7% more expensive than in Budapest (Hungary) | ||||
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1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | 305 zł (27,711 Ft) | 27,975 Ft | - 1% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | 153 zł (13,907 Ft) | 11,916 Ft | + 17% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | 360 zł (32,673 Ft) | 34,964 Ft | - 7% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 421 zł (38,191 Ft) | 34,032 Ft | + 12% | |
Transportation | - 1% | |||
Transportation in Warsaw (Poland) is about the same as in Budapest (Hungary) | ||||
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Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 118,945 zł (10,792,066 Ft) | 10,220,400 Ft | + 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 7 zł (622 Ft) | 645 Ft | - 3% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 111 zł (10,059 Ft) | 10,030 Ft | + 0% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 36 zł (3,229 Ft) | 4,242 Ft | - 24% | |
Personal Care | - 20% | |||
Personal Care in Warsaw (Poland) is 20% cheaper than in Budapest (Hungary) | ||||
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Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 21 zł (1,923 Ft) | 3,276 Ft | - 41% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 28 zł (2,517 Ft) | 3,907 Ft | - 36% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | 154 zł (13,975 Ft) | 20,594 Ft | - 32% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | 16 zł (1,490 Ft) | 1,930 Ft | - 23% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 12 zł (1,126 Ft) | 1,076 Ft | + 5% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 11 zł (1,025 Ft) | 1,261 Ft | - 19% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 8 zł (689 Ft) | 886 Ft | - 22% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 10 zł (937 Ft) | 1,105 Ft | - 15% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 70 zł (6,387 Ft) | 4,782 Ft | + 34% | |
Entertainment | + 5% | |||
Entertainment in Warsaw (Poland) is 5% more expensive than in Budapest (Hungary) | ||||
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Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 137 zł (12,436 Ft) | 11,141 Ft | + 12% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 58 zł (5,274 Ft) | 4,925 Ft | + 7% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 259 zł (23,540 Ft) | 19,561 Ft | + 20% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 203 zł (18,442 Ft) | 17,832 Ft | + 3% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 32 zł (2,923 Ft) | 2,396 Ft | + 22% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 14 zł (1,299 Ft) | 974 Ft | + 33% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 15 zł (1,324 Ft) | 690 Ft | + 92% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | 2,815 zł (255,437 Ft) | 260,222 Ft | - 2% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 0.40 zł (36 Ft) | 30 Ft | + 19% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 158 zł (14,355 Ft) | 18,914 Ft | - 24% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | 18 zł (1,617 Ft) | 2,128 Ft | - 24% | |
TOTAL | + 12% |
These prices were last updated on May 22, 2024.
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