Cost of living in Debrecen, Hungary

Summary of cost of living in Debrecen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 581,220 Ft
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 247,173 Ft
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Debrecen, Hungary. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,525 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,499 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 684 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 235 Ft
12 eggs, large 592 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 604 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 926 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 306 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 257 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 203 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,457 Ft
2 liters of coca-cola 401 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 134 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 164,692 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 111,914 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 43,880 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 103,180 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 74,438 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 29,347 Ft
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 2,834 Ft
40” flat screen tv 120,274 Ft
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 24,680 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,253 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,696 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 16,966 Ft
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 8,698 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,205 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 22,008 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,442,280 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 381 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 5,902 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,038 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,796 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,328 Ft
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 7,958 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,037 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 927 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 812 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 332 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 581 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,000 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,815 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,002 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,188 Ft
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 8,111 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,146 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 545 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 340 Ft
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 177,083 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 40 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 9,989 Ft
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,266 Ft
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 146 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

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