Cost of Living in Budapest

Cost of living in Budapest is 57.52% lower than in New York, NY Info
Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 148,424.06Ft and for four person family at 501,237.04Ft (without rent).
Restaurants [Edit] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,500.00 Ft 1,200.00-2,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 8,000.00 Ft 6,000.00-10,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,500.00 Ft 1,300.00-1,650.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 350.00 Ft 220.00-500.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 400.00 Ft 300.00-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 385.44 Ft 300.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 248.82 Ft 180.00-350.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 165.32 Ft 100.00-300.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 839.08 Ft 719.23-1,059.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 165.61 Ft 136.08-200.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 116.49 Ft 90.72-158.76
Eggs (12) 468.54 Ft 400.00-540.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 778.82 Ft 589.67-907.19
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 664.62 Ft 589.67-725.75
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,088.62 Ft 816.47-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 131.01 Ft 90.72-154.22
Banana (1 lb) 172.66 Ft 136.08-181.44
Oranges (1 lb) 159.05 Ft 136.08-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 183.36 Ft 136.08-226.80
Potato (1 lb) 83.54 Ft 63.50-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 81.64 Ft 67.59-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 191.28 Ft 150.00-249.40
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 99.73 Ft 85.00-119.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 Ft 800.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 228.87 Ft 200.00-300.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 319.31 Ft 250.00-400.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1,060.00 Ft 1,000.00-1,100.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft 350.00-350.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft 9,500.00-10,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 450.00 Ft 440.00-450.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 450.62 Ft 450.62-450.62
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,200.00 Ft 4,200.00-4,200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,351.40 Ft 1,271.90-1,438.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,476,470.00 Ft 5,000,000.00-6,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 46,796.23 Ft 32,692.31-60,714.29
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 37.55 Ft 30.00-49.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,939.16 Ft 3,000.00-5,500.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 11,050.02 Ft 8,500.00-15,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,990.62 Ft 2,000.00-4,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,600.00 Ft 1,500.00-1,800.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 18,307.19 Ft 12,000.00-25,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,199.91 Ft 6,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 21,607.97 Ft 17,000.00-25,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 23,486.35 Ft 18,000.00-30,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 98,610.86 Ft 80,000.00-130,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 68,445.95 Ft 50,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 190,583.33 Ft 150,000.00-250,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 132,807.02 Ft 100,000.00-160,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 39,502.04 Ft 32,515.79-46,451.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 23,871.84 Ft 18,580.45-27,870.68
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 170,491.79 Ft 140,000.00-200,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.71 5.00-7.00

Prices in Budapest

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Last update: November, 2015
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68 Comments so far
#BP expat on Nov 08, 2015 :
Marta, you can surely live with that money. It's not so great however. You don't want to live in suburbs, as I assume you don't speak Hungarian, and as an expat, you would like to live downtown. Count that you will need around 400 EUR to rent something nice downtown, can be half price if you will share with someone. There are many groups on FB of people looking for flatmates. DO NOT look for apartment in upper 8th district. Do not give and wire your money in advance to anyone.
#éjelibagoj on Oct 23, 2015 :
##Marta, I checked with two calculators, your net salary should be around 210k per month. You can find cheap studios (70-80k) in the outskirts of the city on pages like,, etc. (this one, for example:, but you'll need to take someone with you who speaks hungarian.
##Marta on Oct 10, 2015 :
Hi guys! I'm moving soon to Bp, work reasons. I was wondering, will I be able to live there witha gross salary of 310.000 huf plus cafeteria (I guess net it's something like 220.000, right?). And also, where can I find a cheap studio? the ones I found all have rent fees for 100.000 per month bills and commont costs excluded!
#éjelibagoj on Sep 24, 2015 :

"Like, you can't buy nike in Hungary"

Obviously that was a joke reply to a silly question.

"and about the eighth district. There are plenty of bad streets, but there are some good ones in there."

There are streets with new buildings that look nice and expensive, but that doesn't help if you have to go trough a few bronx ghetto-style streets to get there. Also, the "problematic minorities" don't stick to their ghettos, you can see them everywhere and district 8 has the most of them.
#éjelibagoj on Sep 24, 2015 :
#Student, while there certainly are luxury 35sqm apartments for which 140k/month is realistic, most likely you have been charged the "foreigner fee", which is fair, unless you speak hungarian, as you only have access to a small segment of the market serving foreigners. Also you might have been charged extra if you did not sign a long-term rental.

If you want to pay local market rates, find somebody who will translate for you when negotiating with the owner, I bet you'll quickly find a student who'll help you for 1000-2000huf per hour.
#Dannie on Sep 08, 2015 :
My plan is to buy 2 apartments to rent out which i would have an income of around 40.000 each (80.000 total) per month and to buy a place for myself so i will have no rent or mortgage.

Would the 80.000 be enough considering i would have to pay bills (water, gas, electric, internet. I dont need any TV subscription as i would watch everything over the internet but i would probably need a monthly ticket for public transport). I currently am living in the UK so i do not have a job in Hungary but i am hoping to find one after i move there and the rented apartments will be my security.

With all that in mind, how much would i actually need to live on?
#Paul on Sep 08, 2015 :

Prices and quality varies. I would say, there are apartments for less. An exclusive (i.e. everything is brand new and shiny) studio is about 110 000 HUF+ utilities. So 140 000 HUF/month to me is a bit much..
I made a quick search, here's what I have found.

1. 47 m2 (1 and 1/2 rooms) with furniture 90000 HUF +utilities in the 9th district. (for a fixed term of 1 year)

I also found plenty of advertisements ranging from 70 000 and up. All depends on the location, and the Equipment. Try to look around on
#bawa on Sep 01, 2015 :
i am getting a job in hungary.....i am targetting to save at least 500.000.huf per month

what should be my salary ????
#Student on Sep 01, 2015 :
Im currently staying in Budapest for studies, just moved in last month. Rent is 140.000 HUF/month for a fully furnished 35m2 apartment, excluding utilities and common cost. It's way different from the prices shown here so I'm quite surprised. The price range of the flats advertised by our school housing service were roughly there so I thought it was average. Do you think I was overcharged for the rent?
#Paul on Aug 26, 2015 :

You need at least 11 000 for the public transportation pass, if you travel frequently.
You will pay approx 11 000 HUF for a set of cable TV channels, with unlimited high speed internet.
Catering will cost approx 80 000 (You may eat at cheap diners from this amount, regularly)
Rental fee,+ utilities (water, heating, eletricity, gas),+ common charges (in a condo) would amount to approx 80-90 000 in a rented apartment (approx a 1 bedroom - 35 sqm studio aparment for 1 or 2 persons).

It means, roughly you will need at least 180 000-190 000 HUF disposable income to live by. (Of course you can manage it from less, like 120-150 000 as many ppl do live on even less.)
So 220 000 HUF net salary is enougf for one person, and you may even have something left to save at the end of the month.
#Paul on Aug 26, 2015 :
I'm new here, just saw some of the things written here about Hungary is foolishness.
Like, you can't buy nike in Hungary and about the eighth district. There are plenty of bad streets, but there are some good ones in there. Even if you may feel scared of the ppl in the stret at night, if they see your face daily they will greet you as a friend after a few weeks. There are olenty of new apartments built in the city centre and it is very good to live there if you are young. We lived in the VII district and I loved it. You have direct acces to all you need almost every time, within 5-10 min walking distance like public transport hubs, shops, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, drug store, hair dresser, etc.

Things are different if you come with children or you drive to work. This case you may want to live in the suburb, yet living in the centre has many pros, not just cons.
#Ranin on Aug 09, 2015 :
I got a scholarship in Hungry. Do u think it is better to stay at the accommodations in the university or take outside?
#Umut on Aug 04, 2015 :

How about monthly 220.000 Huf net salary?

I don't need to live in the exactly city center. I can live somewhere near center or near with public transportation. How much should I keep for rent room or studio apartment? Also other common expenses?

I saw that 70.000 Huf is enough for my food and clothes etc.

11000 for monthly trasportation card.

Is there anything more that I have to pay monthly?

Thank you!
#Dave on Jun 05, 2015 :

Areas like V/ VI/ VII are the old districts. Full with old houses with many gipsy ppl. Its not good. Check in google. You can find premium flats but on unbelievable high prices. You csnt park there, the traffic is bad, its just not nice to live in these districts. There are pubs at dvery corners... Fancy and Rich ppl are stay in Buda. Check the 2nd snd the 12th districts.
#Dave on Jun 05, 2015 :
So it looks like the salaries and the prices are a bit overestimated!

So first thing is, theres only one area in Budapest which is not recommended, and that is the 8th district. That is full with gipsy people! The can take ur money, can hit you, whatever. However, Budapest is not Harlem, so don't be afrsid if u are in the area, as it's not life dangerous. Especially if you r not alone! One thing, I think u shouldnt go there at during d night!
Blaha Lujza square is also 8th district, and that is not dangerous.

About salaries. The difference between the gross and the net is 35.5%. So gross salary * 0.655= net salary.

If you are working in a call center speaking english, ur net salary is aroung 160.000.
If you are looking for a flat in the city center, you can have a 1br apartm around 100.000 plus all bills which is around 20.000. Huf
If you are abroud, this price will be hungarians are corrupt and would like to be rich as fast as they can. Its better to get a hungarian friend and look for a flat together, otherwise if u dont dpeak the language, they will fool u.
Do not ask snybody about their salaries as salaries are so low, they will lie to you. Usually people saying they are earning 280.000 net are earning 140.000 net.
Its not good to leave in the city cdnter as that is for tourist. The buildings are old, full with very old people.

In Hungary if you are looking for a flat, you have to tell them how many rooms do you want to have in the flat. Like 2 rooms apt, that means 1br and 1 living room.
If you would like to go to outside of the center, go to 13th which is cheaper than 5/6/7. But like in 18th district, 25 mins with metro blue, you can have a flat 2 rooms, 55sqm for charges around 20.000.
The cist of living is up to you. 100.000 is enough for a month for food, for some clothes.
Let me know if you would like to know more, if I have time I can answer to your questions.
This is my email adress:
#john on Jun 01, 2015 :

You mentioned there are dodgy areas in the center of Budapest. Could you tell which those are? I'm specifically interested about the V, VI and VII districts. Conversely, could you tell what areas are considered "better" or even "premium" in the aforementioned districts?

Thanks in advance!
#éjelibagoj on Mar 28, 2015 :

For 240kHUF per month you can rent a one br apartment pretty much anywhere in the city. Depending on where you rent and what kind of other expenses you have, you might or might not to save money. Hell, you might even starve to death! :S
##éjelibagoj on Mar 28, 2015 :

it is not possible to buy nike in budapest.
#Andi on Mar 28, 2015 :
Hi everyone,

i've got a job offer from Budapest, net salary is around 240.000HUF. would you recommend to rent accommodation in the city centre or in outskirts?
Also, is this salary enough to save money (obviously i think of little amount of money)? Could i even think of renting a one room apartment and if yes in which area? Thanks a lot
#Andre on Mar 25, 2015 :
í want to buy nike in budapest it is possible?
#zoltanradics on Feb 15, 2015 :
Dear #sso!

"What is a very good salary in Hungary for a software professional."

This question is like you go into a car saloon and ask the sales person that what is a good price for a car? But what car? How many doors, what engine etc.

Budapest is really a buzzing place at the momen accorindg to software development and startups. If you run a company in budapest and produces value / services abroad the expenses could be realitvely low. We have talented and enthouastic people. Most of the famous startups have lot of hungarian creatives and technical folks on board.

The salary of a software engineer is really up on his eperiences and range of knowledge. A basic / standard web developer (PHP and stuff) can earn 200.000 HUF / 650 EUR nett per mo. however a skilled experienced Javascript full stack or frontend developer (NodeJS, Angular and stuff) can earn 600.000 HUF / 2000 Eur nett and these numbers still can go up if you develop Java or .NET or something exotic what fewer people knows.

I hope this few notes gives you some good overview for your mission.
#troc on Jan 25, 2015 :
HUF 170 000 , EUR 550.
After Tax less than eur 400.
#Alex on Jan 24, 2015 :
What is the salary for museum worker, librarian, archivist in Hungary?
#éjelibagoj on Jan 24, 2015 :
#sso: some "software professionals" in hungary are happy with a net salary of 150.000Ft per month, others will either laugh or get offended if you offer them 600.000. It depends.
#sso on Jan 10, 2015 :
Hi ,

What is a very good salary in Hungary for a software professional. Including accommodation,living, Food and travel, medical .

#éjelibagoj on Oct 26, 2014 :
#ss_mikey101, don't go full retard, man, use the information that has already been posted below and the table above to figure it out yourself!
#ss_mikey101 on Oct 24, 2014 :
hey all,

I'm planning to move to Budapest and am just wondering what monthly budget I should have for the following:

1 bedroom flat fully furnished in district 5 in a newer building
1 restaurant meal per day (basic) + cooking all other meals
partying one night every weekend

I am alotting 400k HUF per month for the above including all other basic ameneties.

#Moh'd on Oct 14, 2014 :
I want to know how much money a student need to live in Budapest if his residence and university premiums secured? thanks in advance (^_-)
#éjelibagoj on Oct 09, 2014 :
SR, that's at least 600k net per month, you should be able to afford an apartment even in district 5 (100-120k / month + utilities for 1br). If you're new to Budapest I'd suggest to get an apartment as close to your workplace as possible, the newer, the better. There are many dodgy areas around the center, if you narrow down your workplace location, we could give you more specific examples...
#SR on Oct 09, 2014 :
Realistically, can I afford to live comfortably in a nice area of Budapest on a gross salary of 930000 HUF per month? Also, which areas should I consider with an easy commute to the centre of town? Which areas should I avoid?
#éjelibagoj on Oct 01, 2014 :
Tiago, your net monthly salary would be at least 230.000HUF, more if you have children, you can use the calculator at (translated with google translate) to get the exact amount.
#Tiago Esperança on Oct 01, 2014 :

I would like to know a bit of information i currently have a job offer from Hungary, in wich the income will be 350,000 HUF gross. With that amount of earning what kind of conditions can i have, and also how much would i be charged in regards to taxes.

#éjelibagoj on Sep 19, 2014 :
Nikita, you should never pay any recruiter to get a job, they get their fee from the company to which they successfully place you.
#Nikita on Sep 17, 2014 :
HOw much is the recruitment charges in Hungary?
How much we need to pay to consultant to get job over there?
#zsuzsanna on Aug 23, 2014 :
Leaving for Budapest on September 8th, very excited about going - I have managed to rent a flat for the month through a friend of a friend, researching modes of transportation etc. I would also like to take a few day/days trips to Austria, Croatia etc., does anyone have any suggestions and to an idea of costs. Thank you.
#éjelibagoj on Aug 20, 2014 :

"I also would like to move to Hungaria, can anyone of you tell me how exactly is living expenses for middle class income?"

Look at the table above!

"Is Hungarian languange difficult to learn?"

It is.

"I like friendly people very much, i am looking forward to live in a country that people lead their live humbly and like to help each other spontaniously."

Avoid Hungary, lol!
#éjelibagoj on Aug 20, 2014 :

"Is 150.000 HUF enough to rent a good and small studio 1 room fully furnished downtown (walk distance from main points) and cover all others expenses such as food, transportation, eventually some dinner out, coffee? "

Nope. You can live confortably out of 150kHUF if you move to the outskirts and cook your own food, don't have any other expenses, don't travel, don't party...

"I heard that in hungary I have to pay for the rent and also other fees that can double the rent cost? What is this? Is it true?"

You have to pay the utilities - electricity, water, heating, etc. You also have to pay a condominium fee/common charges, which can range from 5kHUF per month to 20-30k for more upscale apartments.
#Anonymous on Jul 27, 2014 :
Dear everyone,

I also would like to move to Hungaria, can anyone of you tell me how exactly is living expenses for middle class income? I also plan to buy a small house with a small garden so that i can grow my own vegetables, fruits etc, thank you. Is Hungarian languange difficult to learn? I like friendly people very much, i am looking forward to live in a country that people lead their live humbly and like to help each other spontaniously. I hope i will receive a warm reply from you very soon.

Best regards,
#fernando on Jul 22, 2014 :
Dear guys...

I am getting my hungarian citizenship =) and I will move to live out Budapest.

Is 150.000 HUF enough to rent a good and small studio 1 room fully furnished downtown (walk distance from main points) and cover all others expenses such as food, transportation, eventually some dinner out, coffee?

I heard that in hungary I have to pay for the rent and also other fees that can double the rent cost? What is this? Is it true?

Any recomendation will be very helpfull.

Best Regards.
#Ana on Jun 30, 2014 :
Can you tell me the monthly price of Foldes Ferenc Dormitory and Kinizsi Dormitory, and is 85,000 HUF enough for me to live in Budapest as a student?
#localguy on Jun 26, 2014 :

70000 is enough only if you have very cheap accomodation (for example student dormitory) and you don't want to spend any money on partying, going out etc. It is only enough for survival...
#Anchal on May 31, 2014 :
Hi is 70,000 HUF enuf for an individual to survive in Szegad.
#Martijn on May 29, 2014 :
This guide explains how to find a rental apartment in Budapest (in English):

Apartments in Budapest start around $150 for a total dump, and around $500 for a nice furnished apartment. I'd say 70k Ft. for a one bedroom in the city centre is optimistic.
#Greg on May 21, 2014 :
Hello -

Jim Fawcett: I would try IngatlanCafe-Budapest or IC-Budapest. They specialize in english speaking clientele and are affiliated with They are well known for their exceptional service that is hard to find in all of Hungary. They usually do what ever it takes to find the affordable housing you are looking for. Here are some contact info.

Csiszár Imola - - Imola spent 20 years in Los Angeles and heads the office. - Has helped many foreigners get acquainted with the big city and offers many services that help with the settling period. Good luck!
#prem on Mar 30, 2014 :
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#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2014 :
Forgot to add that you can switch to english in the upper-right corner of the page.
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2014 :

Apartments in BP around 70k/month:

666 matches (lol).

You should be able to find an owner who speaks English and is willing to rent his apt to a foreigner...
#Teil Jorgensen on Mar 12, 2014 :
"Jim Fawcett:" Check this website: The prices (excluding common charges and utilities) don't seem too outrageous. That is, of course, if you're not looking for a super-deluxe penthouse with gym, pool, concierge, limo service etc.;-)
#JIM FAWCETT on Mar 07, 2014 :
There is no way one can find a decent apt. in Budapest for under 200,000 HUF! Since the home ownership rate is around 90%, very few apts. are available. Most apts, 1-2 bedrooms, go for at least 300,000 HUF!
#Bmb on Feb 20, 2014 :
Budapest used to be very affordable western tourists, visitors. Not as much today.,prices are rising like crazy, political situ is crazy, most Hungarians are just running around unhappy and very unsure about their future. Unemployment rate is high, quality of education is going down the hill... ( still better than US).
Being part of EU did not have a positive affect so far, maybe for future generation.
Today's population is rapidly aging, and the young educated people leaving the country for decent wages in the western world.
All is said tho, it is still a beautiful country, wonderful museums, theaters, decent night life. For a visit yes, but permanent move I would say no!
#konfusion on Jan 15, 2014 :
ich suchte eine versandapotheke in budapest od. umgebung...
konnte aber nichts findenleider!!
weiß einer wo ich eine od. mehrere adressen finden kann????
danke für eine antwort
#éjelibagoj on Dec 04, 2013 :
In my previous post I didn't consider the difficulties of finding an apartment if you don't speak hungarian. Unless you have a local friend, you will probably have to pay a lot more than the locals...

Franklin: maybe I misunderstood you, but it seems to me that you're comparing the bills of a 85m2 apartment with the rent of a 1 bedroom apartment. Most 1br aptms are around 30m2.
#public worker on Nov 22, 2013 :
I is held back for manual review, so I confirm the amount of net salary that you get for public work (közmunka) is on average 43500Ft. About 300000 people do that, some with a degree.
#Franklin on Nov 16, 2013 :
Could it be true that the cost of monthly rent for a 1-bedroom flat NOT in the downtown is the same as the monthly bills for gas/electricity/water/apartment building services? I had heard that rent cost about half the monthly post-tax wages of a typical English teacher.

It seems that either the rent is too low here or the utilities too high, otherwise how would all these teachers survive? It`s too great a jump from the estimate here of just 11% of the average net income to the nearly 50% of such income I keep reading about on current blog/forums. I ask because I will be moving to Budapest very soon and need to negotiate a salary once I am there. Many thanks in advance for your feedback.
##Ocean# on Nov 05, 2013 :
Oooh budapest is much expensive I can't move dawn there... I'm sorry.
#reem el sham on Oct 24, 2013 :
hi, i would like to ask you, what the cost of living in hungary for me,my husband, and my son( 1 year ago). We are going to moive there after 1 month, so can we find apartment quickly. Thanks
#a_mark on Oct 04, 2013 :
hey, taxi prices per kilometres changed from 1st of September to 280 HUF/km, this is now a regulated central price! Here's the official information (only Hungarian):
#éjelibagoj on Sep 15, 2013 :
#pityesz: the restaurant prices seem fine to me. The rents are also okay for the "average quality apartment" (well, maybe 5k more, but very close anyway). If you're coming from a richer country, you might have higher standards, in that case you might want to add ~20k for an apartment that suits you...
#Zoli on Aug 26, 2013 :
i would recommend Budapest, for Canadian money it's ok, nice girls, nice summer lots of cultural programs, well developed nightlife, lots of students, (depends how old are you), Vienna, Prague just hours from there to visit. The winter is a bit long and shitty, but thats my personal stuff, you can travel that time :DD. A 2 room beautiful apartment in a new build house is about 500 USD, and i would not say the center is the most expensive. Budapest is a good place to live if you have money, but thats true for each bigger city in the world, anyway i recommend...
#Sean on Aug 22, 2013 :
I have been checking Budapest as a place to live. I currently from Canada and looking to move to another country. Would you recommend Budapest?
#Xx on Aug 18, 2013 :
I cannot find a clean 3 room apartment for 250K huf ?
#Genorge Brandhuber on Jul 28, 2013 :
Cappuccino 500-700 forint
#pityesz on Jun 16, 2013 :
Update please!

Budapest unfortuately is much more expensive... For example restaurants, but if you want rent a noral flat/room, is much more exőensive as well. :(
#Danosk on Mar 13, 2013 :
update about the Budapest monthly pass (BKV) from 1st January 2013 is 10.500 HUF
#Mladen on Nov 20, 2012 :
TH, thanks for your comment. I entered those data to improve quality of information at the website. I'm glad to hear that people in Hungary do think that their statistical office is doing a good job regarding calculating average salary. That is not the case in all countries.

The quote from 'Damned Lies and Statistics' - statistical information is misused by people and organizations interested in shaping the national policy debate to their own ends.
#TH on Nov 19, 2012 :
Net salary data of 141 100 HUF is correct, but it reffers to population of Hungary in total. Here you are some local salary data of major hungarian cities (as of dec 31. 2011, official statistics of , HUF):

Budapest 175 784
Debrecen 129 551
Győr 136 737
Miskolc 118 023
Pécs 120 651
Szeged 117 974

#chewbie on Apr 23, 2012 :
my bad! 50 HUF / minute and not hour. Now I understand
#chewbie on Apr 23, 2012 :
I updated the transportation section of this list and the 'taxi waiting' price got caught in the SPAM filter.

I entered 50 HUF which is rounded up looking at
other taxi prices:


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