Cost of living in Hungary

Summary of cost of living in Hungary

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,027,642 Ft
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 493,138 Ft
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,992 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,259 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 847 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 456 Ft
12 eggs, large 1,091 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 911 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,905 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 508 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 384 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 326 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,926 Ft
2 liters of coca-cola 505 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 232 Ft
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 397,960 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 237,779 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 60,439 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 212,261 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 149,830 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 33,882 Ft
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,038 Ft
40” flat screen tv 113,538 Ft
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 38,457 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,182 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,475 Ft
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 27,453 Ft
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 9,760 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 25,606 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 37,199 Ft
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 8,608,920 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 630 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,523 Ft
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,027 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,861 Ft
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 20,535 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,904 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,070 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,227 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 651 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 1,083 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,330 Ft
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 16,467 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 4,970 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,912 Ft
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 17,930 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,061 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 995 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 799 Ft
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 187,636 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 30 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,124 Ft
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 2,427 Ft

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Map of Cost of Living in Hungary

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This map shows only the top cities in Hungary. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Budapest costs 800 Ft (4 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Budapest costs 9,376,000 Ft (4 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Budapest costs 250,000 Ft (4 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Budapest costs 1,900 Ft (7 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Budapest costs 5,000 Ft (7 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Budapest costs 4,500 Ft (7 days ago)
  • 12 rolls of toilet paper in Budapest costs 792 Ft (7 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Budapest costs 450 Ft (7 days ago)
  • Public transport in Budapest costs 9,500 Ft (7 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Budapest costs 630 Ft (7 days ago)

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