Cost of Living Comparison Between Ottawa and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 36.25% lower than in Ottawa (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 43.34% lower than in Ottawa
Rent Prices in Budapest are 58.23% lower than in Ottawa
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 45.48% lower than in Ottawa
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 44.64% lower than in Ottawa
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 44.85% lower than in Ottawa
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Restaurants
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 C$
(4,758.38 Ft)
10.30 C$
(2,450.00 Ft)
     -48.51 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 C$
(19,033.52 Ft)
50.44 C$
(12,000.00 Ft)
     -36.95 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 C$
(2,855.03 Ft)
7.29 C$
(1,735.00 Ft)
     -39.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(1,665.43 Ft)
2.52 C$
(600.00 Ft)
     -63.97 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 C$
(1,903.35 Ft)
2.52 C$
(600.00 Ft)
     -68.48 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 C$
(1,106.09 Ft)
2.21 C$
(526.45 Ft)
     -52.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 C$
(586.13 Ft)
1.46 C$
(347.66 Ft)
     -40.68 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 C$
(445.82 Ft)
1.17 C$
(278.14 Ft)
     -37.61 %
Markets
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.66 C$
(2,298.34 Ft)
4.16 C$
(990.18 Ft)
     -56.92 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.70 C$
(641.77 Ft)
1.08 C$
(256.94 Ft)
     -59.96 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.99 C$
(473.38 Ft)
0.81 C$
(192.40 Ft)
     -59.36 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.54 C$
(841.59 Ft)
2.51 C$
(598.00 Ft)
     -28.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.69 C$
(1,353.84 Ft)
4.54 C$
(1,079.92 Ft)
     -20.23 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.42 C$
(1,526.26 Ft)
3.10 C$
(737.98 Ft)
     -51.65 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.66 C$
(2,060.29 Ft)
5.39 C$
(1,281.33 Ft)
     -37.81 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.01 C$
(477.19 Ft)
0.97 C$
(229.95 Ft)
     -51.81 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.68 C$
(162.72 Ft)
0.88 C$
(210.39 Ft)
     +29.29 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.95 C$
(464.49 Ft)
1.04 C$
(247.88 Ft)
     -46.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.91 C$
(453.35 Ft)
1.26 C$
(300.92 Ft)
     -33.62 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.09 C$
(259.66 Ft)
0.58 C$
(137.43 Ft)
     -47.07 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.16 C$
(275.19 Ft)
0.58 C$
(137.95 Ft)
     -49.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.52 C$
(600.51 Ft)
1.44 C$
(343.54 Ft)
     -42.79 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.60 C$
(379.55 Ft)
0.52 C$
(123.10 Ft)
     -67.57 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 C$
(3,568.79 Ft)
6.30 C$
(1,500.00 Ft)
     -57.97 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.63 C$
(625.25 Ft)
1.18 C$
(281.16 Ft)
     -55.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.86 C$
(679.85 Ft)
1.66 C$
(393.97 Ft)
     -42.05 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 C$
(3,806.70 Ft)
7.15 C$
(1,700.00 Ft)
     -55.34 %
Transportation
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.60 C$
(856.51 Ft)
1.47 C$
(350.00 Ft)
     -59.14 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 120.00 C$
(28,550.28 Ft)
39.93 C$
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -66.73 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 C$
(892.20 Ft)
2.94 C$
(700.00 Ft)
     -21.54 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$
(765.79 Ft)
2.03 C$
(482.80 Ft)
     -36.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 C$
(5,710.06 Ft)
18.91 C$
(4,500.00 Ft)
     -21.19 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.61 C$
(1,097.64 Ft)
6.88 C$
(1,636.33 Ft)
     +49.08 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,250.00 C$
(6,483,293.00 Ft)
30,698.02 C$
(7,303,643.57 Ft)
     +12.65 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,828.77 C$
(5,669,317.17 Ft)
30,598.92 C$
(7,280,064.09 Ft)
     +28.41 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.29 C$
(36,708.27 Ft)
215.25 C$
(51,212.44 Ft)
     +39.51 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.29 C$
(69.89 Ft)
0.13 C$
(31.23 Ft)
     -55.31 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.30 C$
(17,916.37 Ft)
19.37 C$
(4,609.29 Ft)
     -74.27 %
Sports And Leisure
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.87 C$
(14,007.36 Ft)
56.50 C$
(13,443.32 Ft)
     -4.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.71 C$
(7,307.51 Ft)
16.59 C$
(3,948.09 Ft)
     -45.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.75 C$
(3,509.31 Ft)
8.41 C$
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -43.01 %
Childcare
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,275.00 C$
(303,346.74 Ft)
495.68 C$
(117,931.03 Ft)
     -61.12 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,555.56 C$
(3,700,962.37 Ft)
12,184.24 C$
(2,898,862.37 Ft)
     -21.67 %
Clothing And Shoes
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.93 C$
(16,160.78 Ft)
96.02 C$
(22,845.64 Ft)
     +41.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.76 C$
(11,363.01 Ft)
42.83 C$
(10,190.82 Ft)
     -10.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.21 C$
(23,604.96 Ft)
102.04 C$
(24,278.23 Ft)
     +2.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.25 C$
(30,275.19 Ft)
120.00 C$
(28,550.68 Ft)
     -5.70 %
Rent Per Month
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,611.67 C$
(383,446.14 Ft)
631.37 C$
(150,214.07 Ft)
     -60.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,229.06 C$
(292,417.33 Ft)
497.48 C$
(118,358.88 Ft)
     -59.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,743.75 C$
(652,790.28 Ft)
1,190.09 C$
(283,145.16 Ft)
     -56.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,069.23 C$
(492,309.33 Ft)
876.00 C$
(208,418.03 Ft)
     -57.67 %
Buy Apartment Price
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 470.87 C$
(112,030.09 Ft)
419.90 C$
(99,902.64 Ft)
     -10.83 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 330.34 C$
(78,594.41 Ft)
282.83 C$
(67,290.07 Ft)
     -14.38 %
Salaries And Financing
Ottawa Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,044.71 C$
(962,313.34 Ft)
1,263.89 C$
(300,703.06 Ft)
     -68.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.79 4.64      +66.11 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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