- Cost of Living
- Hungary
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Hungary**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 25% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Hungary is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 1,822 Ft (E£ 115) | E£ 142 | - 19% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 1,628 Ft (E£ 103) | E£ 69 | + 49% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 767 Ft (E£ 48) | E£ 39 | + 25% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 264 Ft (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 16% | |

12 eggs, large | 639 Ft (E£ 40) | E£ 21 | + 88% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 600 Ft (E£ 38) | E£ 10 | + 273% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 966 Ft (E£ 61) | E£ 32 | + 92% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 390 Ft (E£ 25) | E£ 25 | - 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 225 Ft (E£ 14) | E£ 7 | + 111% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 238 Ft (E£ 15) | E£ 22 | - 31% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 1,776 Ft (E£ 112) | E£ 146 | - 23% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 390 Ft (E£ 25) | E£ 12 | + 98% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 145 Ft (E£ 9) | E£ 5.74 | + 59% | |

Housing | + 68% | |||

Housing in Hungary is 68% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 249,837 Ft (E£ 15,756) | E£ 8,190 | + 92% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 171,366 Ft (E£ 10,808) | E£ 5,267 | + 105% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 44,829 Ft (E£ 2,827) | E£ 908 | + 211% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 168,509 Ft (E£ 10,627) | E£ 6,098 | + 74% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 113,740 Ft (E£ 7,173) | E£ 3,794 | + 89% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 27,879 Ft (E£ 1,758) | E£ 610 | + 188% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 3,017 Ft (E£ 190) | E£ 235 | - 19% | |

40” flat screen TV | 121,029 Ft (E£ 7,633) | E£ 6,021 | + 27% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 28,977 Ft (E£ 1,827) | E£ 3,030 | - 40% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 2,436 Ft (E£ 154) | E£ 102 | + 51% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 1,899 Ft (E£ 120) | E£ 91 | + 31% | |

Clothes | + 10% | |||

Clothes in Hungary is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 19,544 Ft (E£ 1,233) | E£ 874 | + 41% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 12,381 Ft (E£ 781) | E£ 761 | + 3% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 22,664 Ft (E£ 1,429) | E£ 1,831 | - 22% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 29,283 Ft (E£ 1,847) | E£ 1,123 | + 64% | |

Transportation | + 24% | |||

Transportation in Hungary is 24% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 5,474,410 Ft (E£ 345,255) | E£ 444,807 | - 22% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 373 Ft (E£ 24) | E£ 5.87 | + 301% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 9,687 Ft (E£ 611) | E£ 435 | + 41% | |

Personal Care | + 63% | |||

Personal Care in Hungary is 63% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 2,604 Ft (E£ 164) | E£ 37 | + 341% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 3,079 Ft (E£ 194) | E£ 74 | + 164% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 11,741 Ft (E£ 740) | E£ 359 | + 106% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 1,237 Ft (E£ 78) | E£ 60 | + 30% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 944 Ft (E£ 60) | E£ 50 | + 20% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 781 Ft (E£ 49) | E£ 52 | - 5% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 358 Ft (E£ 23) | E£ 26 | - 12% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 537 Ft (E£ 34) | E£ 20 | + 65% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 2,993 Ft (E£ 189) | E£ 70 | + 170% | |

Entertainment | - 2% | |||

Entertainment in Hungary is 2% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 6,723 Ft (E£ 424) | E£ 320 | + 33% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 3,310 Ft (E£ 209) | E£ 133 | + 57% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 14,744 Ft (E£ 930) | E£ 728 | + 28% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 11,966 Ft (E£ 755) | E£ 524 | + 44% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,608 Ft (E£ 101) | E£ 95 | + 7% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 654 Ft (E£ 41) | E£ 42 | - 1% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 540 Ft (E£ 34) | E£ 41 | - 16% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 148,382 Ft (E£ 9,358) | E£ 9,559 | - 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 29 Ft (E£ 1.84) | E£ 4.68 | - 61% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 12,958 Ft (E£ 817) | E£ 820 | - 0% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 1,226 Ft (E£ 77) | E£ 37 | + 108% | |

TOTAL | + 28% |

These prices were last updated on December 11, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.06307
EGP
/
HUF

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#
Cost of living in
**Hungary**
is
**28% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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