Cost of living in Budapest, Hungary

Summary of cost of living in Budapest

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 802,640 Ft
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 406,687 Ft
  • Cost of living in Budapest is more expensive than in 65% of cities in Eastern Europe (7 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Budapest is cheaper than in 73% of cities in the World (144 out of 198)

List of prices in Budapest, Hungary. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,101 Ft
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,649 Ft
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 698 Ft
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 270 Ft
12 eggs, large 604 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 679 Ft
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,033 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 420 Ft
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 289 Ft
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 249 Ft
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,762 Ft
2 liters of coca-cola 456 Ft
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 164 Ft
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 330,928 Ft
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 212,341 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 46,534 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 205,802 Ft
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 140,425 Ft
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 30,341 Ft
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,220 Ft
40” flat screen tv 123,339 Ft
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,823 Ft
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,496 Ft
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,269 Ft
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 25,510 Ft
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 11,228 Ft
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 25,895 Ft
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 26,057 Ft
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,787,470 Ft
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 383 Ft
Monthly ticket public transport 9,851 Ft
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 3,326 Ft
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,313 Ft
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,807 Ft
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 18,799 Ft
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,092 Ft
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 835 Ft
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 770 Ft
4 rolls of toilet paper 456 Ft
Tube of toothpaste 502 Ft
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,068 Ft
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,006 Ft
2 tickets to the movies 3,687 Ft
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 17,290 Ft
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,649 Ft
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,237 Ft
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 660 Ft
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 492 Ft
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 155,377 Ft
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 27 Ft
1 month of gym membership in business district 11,262 Ft
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,435 Ft
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 604 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2021

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Budapest position in our World Ranking

the world
144th
out of 198
eastern europe
7th
out of 17

Cheapest and most expensive products in Budapest compared to other cities:

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2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd
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