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

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

Currency:

Food | + 98% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Budapest (Hungary) is 98% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 1,436 Ft (E£ 91) | E£ 30 | + 204% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,016 Ft (E£ 65) | E£ 67 | - 3% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 715 Ft (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | + 129% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 179 Ft (E£ 11) | E£ 14 | - 19% | |

12 eggs, large | 634 Ft (E£ 40) | E£ 12 | + 225% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 512 Ft (E£ 33) | E£ 3.38 | + 862% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 876 Ft (E£ 56) | E£ 14 | + 306% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 355 Ft (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 64% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 212 Ft (E£ 13) | E£ 7 | + 81% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 129 Ft (E£ 8) | E£ 11 | - 27% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,684 Ft (E£ 107) | E£ 110 | - 3% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 385 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 12 | + 99% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 230 Ft (E£ 15) | E£ 4.97 | + 193% | |

Housing | + 140% | |||

Housing in Budapest (Hungary) is 140% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 131,981 Ft (E£ 8,379) | E£ 4,735 | + 77% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 177,182 Ft (E£ 11,249) | E£ 2,500 | + 350% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 41,163 Ft (E£ 2,613) | E£ 163 | + 1500% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 163,950 Ft (E£ 10,409) | E£ 2,222 | + 368% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 114,913 Ft (E£ 7,296) | E£ 1,031 | + 607% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 28,969 Ft (E£ 1,839) | E£ 82 | + 2152% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 6,288 Ft (E£ 399) | E£ 381 | + 5% | |

40” flat screen TV | 120,516 Ft (E£ 7,652) | E£ 6,101 | + 25% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 25,213 Ft (E£ 1,601) | E£ 2,843 | - 44% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 2,392 Ft (E£ 152) | E£ 86 | + 76% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 2,004 Ft (E£ 127) | E£ 92 | + 38% | |

Clothes | + 58% | |||

Clothes in Budapest (Hungary) is 58% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 21,151 Ft (E£ 1,343) | E£ 567 | + 137% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 11,293 Ft (E£ 717) | E£ 456 | + 57% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 22,721 Ft (E£ 1,443) | E£ 2,006 | - 28% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 28,218 Ft (E£ 1,792) | E£ 431 | + 316% | |

Transportation | + 256% | |||

Transportation in Budapest (Hungary) is 256% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 5,572,140 Ft (E£ 353,774) | E£ 200,000 | + 77% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 335 Ft (E£ 21) | E£ 2.60 | + 719% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 9,094 Ft (E£ 577) | E£ 90 | + 541% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | 3,003 Ft (E£ 191) | E£ 49 | + 286% | |

Personal Care | + 65% | |||

Personal Care in Budapest (Hungary) is 65% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 1,955 Ft (E£ 124) | E£ 43 | + 187% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 2,327 Ft (E£ 148) | E£ 85 | + 73% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 11,199 Ft (E£ 711) | E£ 250 | + 184% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 986 Ft (E£ 63) | E£ 61 | + 3% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 836 Ft (E£ 53) | E£ 53 | - 0% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 793 Ft (E£ 50) | E£ 48 | + 4% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 385 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 19 | + 27% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 477 Ft (E£ 30) | E£ 20 | + 52% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 2,968 Ft (E£ 188) | E£ 64 | + 193% | |

Entertainment | + 61% | |||

Entertainment in Budapest (Hungary) is 61% more expensive than in Cairo (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 6,397 Ft (E£ 406) | E£ 321 | + 27% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 3,371 Ft (E£ 214) | E£ 70 | + 206% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 13,111 Ft (E£ 832) | E£ 772 | + 8% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 6,026 Ft (E£ 383) | E£ 183 | + 110% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,584 Ft (E£ 101) | E£ 110 | - 8% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 617 Ft (E£ 39) | E£ 16 | + 140% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 248 Ft (E£ 16) | E£ 12 | + 31% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 157,473 Ft (E£ 9,998) | E£ 11,624 | - 14% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 26 Ft (E£ 1.68) | E£ 0.17 | + 886% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 15,346 Ft (E£ 974) | E£ 314 | + 211% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 581 Ft (E£ 37) | E£ 20 | + 84% | |

TOTAL | + 120% |

These prices were last updated on June 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.06349
EGP
/
HUF

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#
Cost of living in
**Budapest (Hungary)**
is
**120% more expensive than**
in
**Cairo (Egypt)**

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