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

##
Cost of living in
**Budapest, Hungary**
compared to
**Cairo, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 103% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Budapest (Hungary) is 103% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 1,436 Ft (E£ 93) | E£ 30 | + 208% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,016 Ft (E£ 65) | E£ 69 | - 5% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 729 Ft (E£ 47) | E£ 20 | + 137% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 179 Ft (E£ 12) | E£ 14 | - 18% | |

12 eggs, large | 634 Ft (E£ 41) | E£ 12 | + 230% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 560 Ft (E£ 36) | E£ 3.38 | + 967% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 876 Ft (E£ 56) | E£ 14 | + 312% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 376 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 76% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 202 Ft (E£ 13) | E£ 7 | + 75% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 129 Ft (E£ 8) | E£ 11 | - 25% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,795 Ft (E£ 116) | E£ 110 | + 5% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 390 Ft (E£ 25) | E£ 12 | + 101% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 230 Ft (E£ 15) | E£ 4.97 | + 198% | |

Housing | + 138% | |||

Housing in Budapest (Hungary) is 138% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 131,981 Ft (E£ 8,505) | E£ 4,735 | + 80% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 184,543 Ft (E£ 11,892) | E£ 2,500 | + 376% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 42,989 Ft (E£ 2,770) | E£ 163 | + 1596% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 166,382 Ft (E£ 10,722) | E£ 2,222 | + 382% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 115,239 Ft (E£ 7,426) | E£ 1,031 | + 620% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 27,484 Ft (E£ 1,771) | E£ 82 | + 2069% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 6,288 Ft (E£ 405) | E£ 381 | + 6% | |

40” flat screen TV | 122,354 Ft (E£ 7,885) | E£ 6,338 | + 24% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 25,189 Ft (E£ 1,623) | E£ 3,117 | - 48% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 2,371 Ft (E£ 153) | E£ 93 | + 64% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 1,741 Ft (E£ 112) | E£ 88 | + 28% | |

Clothes | + 68% | |||

Clothes in Budapest (Hungary) is 68% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 21,743 Ft (E£ 1,401) | E£ 567 | + 147% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 11,793 Ft (E£ 760) | E£ 456 | + 67% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 22,420 Ft (E£ 1,445) | E£ 1,944 | - 26% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 27,969 Ft (E£ 1,802) | E£ 431 | + 319% | |

Transportation | + 268% | |||

Transportation in Budapest (Hungary) is 268% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 5,688,530 Ft (E£ 366,578) | E£ 200,000 | + 83% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 335 Ft (E£ 22) | E£ 2.60 | + 731% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 9,094 Ft (E£ 586) | E£ 90 | + 551% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 3,165 Ft (E£ 204) | E£ 52 | + 294% | |

Personal Care | + 76% | |||

Personal Care in Budapest (Hungary) is 76% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 1,938 Ft (E£ 125) | E£ 38 | + 232% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 2,690 Ft (E£ 173) | E£ 80 | + 116% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 12,489 Ft (E£ 805) | E£ 252 | + 220% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 1,173 Ft (E£ 76) | E£ 56 | + 36% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 852 Ft (E£ 55) | E£ 55 | - 0% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 792 Ft (E£ 51) | E£ 48 | + 7% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 376 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 21 | + 13% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 554 Ft (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | + 85% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 3,104 Ft (E£ 200) | E£ 67 | + 198% | |

Entertainment | + 67% | |||

Entertainment in Budapest (Hungary) is 67% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 7,102 Ft (E£ 458) | E£ 356 | + 29% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 3,460 Ft (E£ 223) | E£ 70 | + 218% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 14,140 Ft (E£ 911) | E£ 702 | + 30% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 6,026 Ft (E£ 388) | E£ 183 | + 113% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,629 Ft (E£ 105) | E£ 100 | + 5% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 649 Ft (E£ 42) | E£ 16 | + 156% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 248 Ft (E£ 16) | E£ 12 | + 33% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 150,612 Ft (E£ 9,706) | E£ 10,194 | - 5% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 26 Ft (E£ 1.70) | E£ 0.17 | + 901% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 15,196 Ft (E£ 979) | E£ 314 | + 212% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 581 Ft (E£ 37) | E£ 20 | + 87% | |

TOTAL | + 126% |

These prices were last updated on September 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.06444
EGP
/
HUF

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#
Cost of living in
**Budapest (Hungary)**
is
**126% more expensive than**
in
**Cairo (Egypt)**

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