Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Vienna 

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Consumer Prices in Vienna are 43.6% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vienna are 51.1% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Vienna are 75.2% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Vienna are 46.4% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Vienna are 56.5% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Vienna is 69.6% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 Ft
(10.15 €)
5,908.69 Ft
(15.00 €)
     +47.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 Ft
(50.77 €)
27,573.89 Ft
(70.00 €)
     +37.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 Ft
(7.62 €)
3,939.13 Ft
(10.00 €)
     +31.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.54 €)
1,772.61 Ft
(4.50 €)
     +77.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.54 €)
1,575.65 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +57.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 839.57 Ft
(2.13 €)
1,442.61 Ft
(3.66 €)
     +71.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 570.89 Ft
(1.45 €)
1,069.53 Ft
(2.72 €)
     +87.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 441.46 Ft
(1.12 €)
886.30 Ft
(2.25 €)
     +100.8 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,449.75 Ft
(3.68 €)
2,169.58 Ft
(5.51 €)
     +49.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 510.43 Ft
(1.30 €)
873.61 Ft
(2.22 €)
     +71.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 354.99 Ft
(0.90 €)
426.53 Ft
(1.08 €)
     +20.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 873.46 Ft
(2.22 €)
1,693.14 Ft
(4.30 €)
     +93.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,641.09 Ft
(4.17 €)
2,718.52 Ft
(6.90 €)
     +65.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 936.36 Ft
(2.38 €)
2,247.24 Ft
(5.70 €)
     +140.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,093.55 Ft
(5.31 €)
3,236.93 Ft
(8.22 €)
     +54.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 265.61 Ft
(0.67 €)
414.42 Ft
(1.05 €)
     +56.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 303.83 Ft
(0.77 €)
368.89 Ft
(0.94 €)
     +21.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 326.77 Ft
(0.83 €)
458.07 Ft
(1.16 €)
     +40.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 506.14 Ft
(1.28 €)
760.90 Ft
(1.93 €)
     +50.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 202.59 Ft
(0.51 €)
329.36 Ft
(0.84 €)
     +62.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 230.96 Ft
(0.59 €)
300.92 Ft
(0.76 €)
     +30.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 516.92 Ft
(1.31 €)
632.68 Ft
(1.61 €)
     +22.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 172.61 Ft
(0.44 €)
290.05 Ft
(0.74 €)
     +68.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(5.08 €)
3,151.30 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +57.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 392.59 Ft
(1.00 €)
494.80 Ft
(1.26 €)
     +26.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 549.25 Ft
(1.39 €)
652.08 Ft
(1.66 €)
     +18.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,200.00 Ft
(5.58 €)
2,363.48 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +7.4 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 450.00 Ft
(1.14 €)
945.39 Ft
(2.40 €)
     +110.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(24.12 €)
17,726.07 Ft
(45.00 €)
     +86.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,100.00 Ft
(2.79 €)
1,575.65 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +43.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 Ft
(1.80 €)
1,014.31 Ft
(2.57 €)
     +43.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,600.00 Ft
(16.75 €)
10,399.30 Ft
(26.40 €)
     +57.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,369.13 Ft
(6.01 €)
2,421.32 Ft
(6.15 €)
     +2.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,815,644.50 Ft
(27,456.96 €)
10,241,730.19 Ft
(26,000.00 €)
     -5.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,102,580.50 Ft
(25,646.75 €)
10,022,929.59 Ft
(25,444.55 €)
     -0.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 55,872.86 Ft
(141.84 €)
116,007.81 Ft
(294.50 €)
     +107.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 8,680.00 Ft
(22.04 €)
6,541.86 Ft
(16.61 €)
     -24.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,075.10 Ft
(15.42 €)
12,773.93 Ft
(32.43 €)
     +110.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,974.42 Ft
(45.63 €)
14,968.45 Ft
(38.00 €)
     -16.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,439.13 Ft
(13.81 €)
7,219.21 Ft
(18.33 €)
     +32.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,600.00 Ft
(6.60 €)
4,726.95 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +81.8 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 149,600.00 Ft
(379.78 €)
97,454.00 Ft
(247.40 €)
     -34.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,664,584.78 Ft
(9,303.04 €)
5,314,924.57 Ft
(13,492.65 €)
     +45.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27,940.27 Ft
(70.93 €)
37,691.26 Ft
(95.68 €)
     +34.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,848.48 Ft
(30.08 €)
16,010.65 Ft
(40.65 €)
     +35.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 32,756.10 Ft
(83.16 €)
34,184.24 Ft
(86.78 €)
     +4.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 35,043.71 Ft
(88.96 €)
42,382.54 Ft
(107.59 €)
     +20.9 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 230,199.48 Ft
(584.39 €)
388,699.15 Ft
(986.76 €)
     +68.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 179,236.11 Ft
(455.01 €)
293,208.06 Ft
(744.35 €)
     +63.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 400,133.56 Ft
(1,015.79 €)
735,878.16 Ft
(1,868.12 €)
     +83.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 300,469.24 Ft
(762.78 €)
529,991.63 Ft
(1,345.45 €)
     +76.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129,156.81 Ft
(327.88 €)
302,813.37 Ft
(768.73 €)
     +134.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 88,183.81 Ft
(223.87 €)
196,691.57 Ft
(499.33 €)
     +123.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 417,218.83 Ft
(1,059.17 €)
1,068,982.97 Ft
(2,713.76 €)
     +156.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.94 3.36      -66.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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