- Cost of Living
- Hungary
- Egypt
- Budapest
- Cairo
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Budapest, Hungary**
vs
**Cairo, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 23% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Budapest (Hungary) is 23% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 1,875 Ft (E£ 119) | E£ 149 | - 20% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,619 Ft (E£ 103) | E£ 68 | + 50% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 757 Ft (E£ 48) | E£ 39 | + 24% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 270 Ft (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 18% | |

12 eggs, large | 635 Ft (E£ 40) | E£ 22 | + 82% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 569 Ft (E£ 36) | E£ 10 | + 248% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 952 Ft (E£ 60) | E£ 34 | + 76% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 396 Ft (E£ 25) | E£ 25 | + 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 226 Ft (E£ 14) | E£ 7 | + 105% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 248 Ft (E£ 16) | E£ 21 | - 27% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,839 Ft (E£ 117) | E£ 161 | - 27% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 390 Ft (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 96% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 152 Ft (E£ 10) | E£ 5.61 | + 72% | |

Housing | + 72% | |||

Housing in Budapest (Hungary) is 72% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 262,757 Ft (E£ 16,662) | E£ 8,457 | + 97% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 186,090 Ft (E£ 11,800) | E£ 5,330 | + 121% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 47,298 Ft (E£ 2,999) | E£ 896 | + 235% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 168,870 Ft (E£ 10,708) | E£ 6,370 | + 68% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 115,195 Ft (E£ 7,305) | E£ 3,719 | + 96% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 26,972 Ft (E£ 1,710) | E£ 582 | + 194% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 3,309 Ft (E£ 210) | E£ 224 | - 6% | |

40” flat screen TV | 124,710 Ft (E£ 7,908) | E£ 6,337 | + 25% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 26,483 Ft (E£ 1,679) | E£ 3,011 | - 44% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 2,570 Ft (E£ 163) | E£ 101 | + 61% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 1,754 Ft (E£ 111) | E£ 91 | + 22% | |

Clothes | + 10% | |||

Clothes in Budapest (Hungary) is 10% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 21,798 Ft (E£ 1,382) | E£ 981 | + 41% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 13,007 Ft (E£ 825) | E£ 792 | + 4% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 22,477 Ft (E£ 1,425) | E£ 1,850 | - 23% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 28,549 Ft (E£ 1,810) | E£ 1,172 | + 54% | |

Transportation | + 38% | |||

Transportation in Budapest (Hungary) is 38% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 5,599,010 Ft (E£ 355,045) | E£ 462,290 | - 23% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 372 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 6 | + 289% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 9,706 Ft (E£ 616) | E£ 386 | + 59% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 3,290 Ft (E£ 209) | E£ 53 | + 294% | |

Personal Care | + 59% | |||

Personal Care in Budapest (Hungary) is 59% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 2,525 Ft (E£ 160) | E£ 35 | + 357% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 3,000 Ft (E£ 190) | E£ 77 | + 148% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 13,381 Ft (E£ 848) | E£ 353 | + 141% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 1,154 Ft (E£ 73) | E£ 65 | + 13% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 862 Ft (E£ 55) | E£ 55 | - 0% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 788 Ft (E£ 50) | E£ 54 | - 8% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 364 Ft (E£ 23) | E£ 26 | - 10% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 555 Ft (E£ 35) | E£ 22 | + 62% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 2,833 Ft (E£ 180) | E£ 72 | + 149% | |

Entertainment | - 0% | |||

Entertainment in Budapest (Hungary) is 0% cheaper than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 6,876 Ft (E£ 436) | E£ 342 | + 28% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 3,496 Ft (E£ 222) | E£ 135 | + 65% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 15,608 Ft (E£ 990) | E£ 728 | + 36% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 12,962 Ft (E£ 822) | E£ 553 | + 49% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,629 Ft (E£ 103) | E£ 102 | + 1% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 651 Ft (E£ 41) | E£ 44 | - 6% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 550 Ft (E£ 35) | E£ 42 | - 18% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 150,612 Ft (E£ 9,551) | E£ 9,657 | - 1% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 29 Ft (E£ 1.82) | E£ 4.70 | - 61% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 14,677 Ft (E£ 931) | E£ 881 | + 6% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 1,250 Ft (E£ 79) | E£ 37 | + 112% | |

TOTAL | + 32% |

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.06341
EGP
/
HUF

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#
Cost of living in
**Budapest (Hungary)**
is
**32% more expensive than**
in
**Cairo (Egypt)**

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