Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 44.19% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 48.36% lower than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Budapest are 57.80% lower than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 59.26% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 47.70% lower than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 36.12% lower than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 €
(4,648.07 Ft)
5.59 €
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -56.97 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 €
(28,603.51 Ft)
33.56 €
(12,000.00 Ft)
     -58.05 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(2,860.35 Ft)
4.47 €
(1,600.00 Ft)
     -44.06 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 €
(2,145.26 Ft)
1.40 €
(500.00 Ft)
     -76.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 €
(2,502.81 Ft)
1.54 €
(550.00 Ft)
     -78.02 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.01 €
(1,433.61 Ft)
1.42 €
(507.70 Ft)
     -64.59 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 €
(933.19 Ft)
0.95 €
(340.39 Ft)
     -63.52 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 €
(631.47 Ft)
0.76 €
(270.71 Ft)
     -57.13 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.64 €
(1,301.83 Ft)
2.67 €
(954.96 Ft)
     -26.64 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.92 €
(684.83 Ft)
0.64 €
(227.71 Ft)
     -66.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.02 €
(363.84 Ft)
0.51 €
(180.79 Ft)
     -50.31 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.37 €
(847.67 Ft)
1.60 €
(572.57 Ft)
     -32.45 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.32 €
(1,188.21 Ft)
2.74 €
(978.64 Ft)
     -17.64 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.01 €
(1,791.40 Ft)
1.95 €
(695.52 Ft)
     -61.17 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.62 €
(2,367.89 Ft)
3.38 €
(1,208.33 Ft)
     -48.97 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 €
(395.98 Ft)
0.62 €
(219.96 Ft)
     -44.45 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 €
(252.28 Ft)
0.57 €
(202.16 Ft)
     -19.87 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 €
(349.62 Ft)
0.68 €
(242.38 Ft)
     -30.67 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.35 €
(481.28 Ft)
0.73 €
(259.76 Ft)
     -46.03 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 €
(167.77 Ft)
0.36 €
(127.74 Ft)
     -23.86 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 €
(222.85 Ft)
0.37 €
(133.25 Ft)
     -40.21 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 €
(568.66 Ft)
0.93 €
(332.89 Ft)
     -41.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.52 €
(545.11 Ft)
0.33 €
(116.95 Ft)
     -78.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 €
(4,290.53 Ft)
4.20 €
(1,500.00 Ft)
     -65.04 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.68 €
(956.95 Ft)
0.76 €
(270.64 Ft)
     -71.72 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.14 €
(1,121.55 Ft)
1.04 €
(370.47 Ft)
     -66.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.60 €
(3,074.88 Ft)
4.20 €
(1,500.00 Ft)
     -51.22 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 €
(1,001.12 Ft)
0.98 €
(350.00 Ft)
     -65.04 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 59.70 €
(21,345.37 Ft)
26.57 €
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -55.49 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.90 €
(2,109.51 Ft)
1.96 €
(700.00 Ft)
     -66.82 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 €
(575.41 Ft)
1.35 €
(482.80 Ft)
     -16.09 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 €
(16,089.48 Ft)
12.59 €
(4,500.00 Ft)
     -72.03 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.62 €
(2,008.79 Ft)
4.13 €
(1,478.20 Ft)
     -26.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 €
(8,938,598.02 Ft)
19,578.01 €
(7,000,000.00 Ft)
     -21.69 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,200.21 €
(9,010,182.07 Ft)
19,130.85 €
(6,840,119.09 Ft)
     -24.08 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 83.72 €
(29,932.65 Ft)
142.56 €
(50,972.48 Ft)
     +70.29 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 €
(25.11 Ft)
0.08 €
(28.02 Ft)
     +11.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.78 €
(7,787.16 Ft)
12.57 €
(4,493.00 Ft)
     -42.30 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.18 €
(14,364.33 Ft)
35.78 €
(12,791.15 Ft)
     -10.95 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.00 €
(9,653.69 Ft)
10.67 €
(3,815.68 Ft)
     -60.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 €
(5,363.16 Ft)
5.45 €
(1,950.00 Ft)
     -63.64 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 338.55 €
(121,046.49 Ft)
291.34 €
(104,166.67 Ft)
     -13.94 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,200.00 €
(1,859,228.39 Ft)
7,958.66 €
(2,845,568.91 Ft)
     +53.05 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.56 €
(30,949.00 Ft)
61.53 €
(21,998.29 Ft)
     -28.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.09 €
(12,904.91 Ft)
26.12 €
(9,338.45 Ft)
     -27.64 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.48 €
(30,205.31 Ft)
66.70 €
(23,849.54 Ft)
     -21.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.84 €
(43,564.49 Ft)
76.67 €
(27,414.40 Ft)
     -37.07 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 999.52 €
(357,373.66 Ft)
436.15 €
(155,941.35 Ft)
     -56.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 788.92 €
(282,073.16 Ft)
336.31 €
(120,246.62 Ft)
     -57.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,948.15 €
(696,548.53 Ft)
807.31 €
(288,648.39 Ft)
     -58.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,362.96 €
(487,319.12 Ft)
572.14 €
(204,566.13 Ft)
     -58.02 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 761.09 €
(272,123.32 Ft)
268.33 €
(95,938.21 Ft)
     -64.74 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 441.91 €
(158,000.49 Ft)
177.21 €
(63,360.68 Ft)
     -59.90 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,554.73 €
(913,426.55 Ft)
842.69 €
(301,298.28 Ft)
     -67.01 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.15 4.79      +316.10 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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