Cost of Living Comparison Between Vienna and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 37.25% lower than in Vienna (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 41.62% lower than in Vienna
Rent Prices in Budapest are 51.65% lower than in Vienna
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 44.44% lower than in Vienna
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 42.23% lower than in Vienna
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 33.76% lower than in Vienna
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Restaurants
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 €
(3,588.56 Ft)
5.57 €
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -44.27 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(17,942.82 Ft)
33.44 €
(12,000.00 Ft)
     -33.12 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(2,870.85 Ft)
4.46 €
(1,600.00 Ft)
     -44.27 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 €
(1,435.43 Ft)
1.39 €
(500.00 Ft)
     -65.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(1,435.43 Ft)
1.59 €
(570.00 Ft)
     -60.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.36 €
(1,206.53 Ft)
1.38 €
(495.24 Ft)
     -58.95 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 €
(944.99 Ft)
0.93 €
(333.68 Ft)
     -64.69 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 €
(740.44 Ft)
0.75 €
(270.55 Ft)
     -63.46 %
Markets
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.35 €
(1,559.87 Ft)
2.65 €
(952.06 Ft)
     -38.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.53 €
(547.53 Ft)
0.64 €
(229.36 Ft)
     -58.11 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 €
(315.00 Ft)
0.49 €
(176.68 Ft)
     -43.91 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.14 €
(1,125.23 Ft)
1.59 €
(570.83 Ft)
     -49.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.31 €
(1,905.68 Ft)
2.68 €
(962.01 Ft)
     -49.52 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.08 €
(1,464.60 Ft)
1.95 €
(700.21 Ft)
     -52.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.94 €
(2,131.59 Ft)
3.41 €
(1,223.64 Ft)
     -42.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.97 €
(346.66 Ft)
0.60 €
(216.69 Ft)
     -37.49 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 €
(300.14 Ft)
0.56 €
(201.73 Ft)
     -32.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 €
(378.59 Ft)
0.67 €
(241.09 Ft)
     -36.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.10 €
(393.60 Ft)
0.75 €
(268.34 Ft)
     -31.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.71 €
(255.56 Ft)
0.34 €
(123.06 Ft)
     -51.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 €
(224.07 Ft)
0.37 €
(131.44 Ft)
     -41.34 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.19 €
(427.44 Ft)
0.91 €
(325.42 Ft)
     -23.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.68 €
(242.50 Ft)
0.32 €
(116.45 Ft)
     -51.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
(2,153.14 Ft)
4.18 €
(1,500.00 Ft)
     -30.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.99 €
(354.11 Ft)
0.75 €
(269.97 Ft)
     -23.76 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 €
(635.18 Ft)
1.04 €
(374.07 Ft)
     -41.11 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.50 €
(1,973.71 Ft)
4.31 €
(1,545.00 Ft)
     -21.72 %
Transportation
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 €
(861.26 Ft)
0.98 €
(350.00 Ft)
     -59.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.00 €
(17,225.10 Ft)
26.47 €
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -44.85 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 €
(1,435.43 Ft)
1.95 €
(700.00 Ft)
     -51.23 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.29 €
(820.08 Ft)
1.35 €
(482.80 Ft)
     -41.13 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.80 €
(9,976.21 Ft)
12.54 €
(4,500.00 Ft)
     -54.89 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.50 €
(1,615.84 Ft)
4.17 €
(1,497.85 Ft)
     -7.30 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,460.00 €
(8,418,769.08 Ft)
19,506.41 €
(7,000,000.00 Ft)
     -16.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,294.29 €
(7,282,732.52 Ft)
18,955.58 €
(6,802,330.80 Ft)
     -6.60 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.78 €
(68,820.01 Ft)
140.45 €
(50,400.46 Ft)
     -26.76 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 €
(20.59 Ft)
0.08 €
(27.28 Ft)
     +32.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.80 €
(11,770.49 Ft)
12.12 €
(4,349.49 Ft)
     -63.05 %
Sports And Leisure
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 26.66 €
(9,565.38 Ft)
35.55 €
(12,756.64 Ft)
     +33.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.00 €
(7,535.84 Ft)
10.46 €
(3,753.07 Ft)
     -50.20 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 €
(3,947.42 Ft)
5.43 €
(1,950.00 Ft)
     -50.60 %
Childcare
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 256.48 €
(92,038.84 Ft)
289.55 €
(103,906.25 Ft)
     +12.89 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 13,375.00 €
(4,799,703.17 Ft)
7,593.96 €
(2,725,141.39 Ft)
     -43.22 %
Clothing And Shoes
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.69 €
(28,954.58 Ft)
61.90 €
(22,212.68 Ft)
     -23.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.18 €
(11,907.50 Ft)
26.50 €
(9,507.92 Ft)
     -20.15 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.85 €
(30,450.01 Ft)
66.14 €
(23,735.91 Ft)
     -22.05 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 120.56 €
(43,264.61 Ft)
76.31 €
(27,383.56 Ft)
     -36.71 %
Rent Per Month
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 888.62 €
(318,887.14 Ft)
428.65 €
(153,823.53 Ft)
     -51.76 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 641.04 €
(230,042.00 Ft)
334.19 €
(119,926.47 Ft)
     -47.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,707.58 €
(612,774.34 Ft)
809.08 €
(290,342.63 Ft)
     -52.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,200.48 €
(430,799.83 Ft)
573.54 €
(205,819.11 Ft)
     -52.22 %
Buy Apartment Price
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 715.77 €
(256,858.49 Ft)
268.14 €
(96,224.94 Ft)
     -62.54 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 422.10 €
(151,473.04 Ft)
177.23 €
(63,599.09 Ft)
     -58.01 %
Salaries And Financing
Vienna Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,202.79 €
(790,484.99 Ft)
851.91 €
(305,712.61 Ft)
     -61.33 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.07 4.73      +129.05 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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