Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Vienna 

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Consumer Prices in Vienna are 46.10% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vienna are 59.50% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Vienna are 104.93% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Vienna are 84.88% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Vienna are 43.01% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Vienna is 77.02% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,200.00 Ft
(7.78 €)
6,169.77 Ft
(15.00 €)
     +92.81 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 15,000.00 Ft
(36.47 €)
24,679.08 Ft
(60.00 €)
     +64.53 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2,200.00 Ft
(5.35 €)
3,701.86 Ft
(9.00 €)
     +68.27 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 800.00 Ft
(1.94 €)
1,850.93 Ft
(4.50 €)
     +131.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 800.00 Ft
(1.94 €)
1,645.27 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +105.66 %
Cappuccino (regular) 713.38 Ft
(1.73 €)
1,502.89 Ft
(3.65 €)
     +110.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 442.63 Ft
(1.08 €)
1,170.89 Ft
(2.85 €)
     +164.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 378.88 Ft
(0.92 €)
908.79 Ft
(2.21 €)
     +139.86 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,598.15 Ft
(3.89 €)
2,021.58 Ft
(4.91 €)
     +26.49 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 475.65 Ft
(1.16 €)
698.45 Ft
(1.70 €)
     +46.84 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 296.79 Ft
(0.72 €)
344.42 Ft
(0.84 €)
     +16.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,091.98 Ft
(2.65 €)
1,441.08 Ft
(3.50 €)
     +31.97 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,783.73 Ft
(4.34 €)
2,073.79 Ft
(5.04 €)
     +16.26 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 853.16 Ft
(2.07 €)
1,917.61 Ft
(4.66 €)
     +124.77 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,800.99 Ft
(4.38 €)
2,866.84 Ft
(6.97 €)
     +59.18 %
Apples (1 lb) 265.14 Ft
(0.64 €)
431.25 Ft
(1.05 €)
     +62.65 %
Banana (1 lb) 282.07 Ft
(0.69 €)
321.81 Ft
(0.78 €)
     +14.09 %
Oranges (1 lb) 346.22 Ft
(0.84 €)
460.35 Ft
(1.12 €)
     +32.97 %
Tomato (1 lb) 439.00 Ft
(1.07 €)
557.92 Ft
(1.36 €)
     +27.09 %
Potato (1 lb) 190.18 Ft
(0.46 €)
303.95 Ft
(0.74 €)
     +59.83 %
Onion (1 lb) 192.32 Ft
(0.47 €)
259.67 Ft
(0.63 €)
     +35.02 %
Lettuce (1 head) 508.90 Ft
(1.24 €)
615.98 Ft
(1.50 €)
     +21.04 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 155.22 Ft
(0.38 €)
263.24 Ft
(0.64 €)
     +69.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,800.00 Ft
(4.38 €)
2,467.91 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +37.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 336.22 Ft
(0.82 €)
421.93 Ft
(1.03 €)
     +25.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 561.64 Ft
(1.37 €)
573.54 Ft
(1.39 €)
     +2.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,000.00 Ft
(4.86 €)
2,467.91 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +23.40 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.85 €)
987.16 Ft
(2.40 €)
     +182.05 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(23.10 €)
13,573.50 Ft
(33.00 €)
     +42.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.43 €)
1,645.27 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +64.53 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 Ft
(1.57 €)
1,158.42 Ft
(2.82 €)
     +79.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,000.00 Ft
(14.59 €)
11,393.51 Ft
(27.70 €)
     +89.89 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,279.67 Ft
(5.54 €)
2,990.95 Ft
(7.27 €)
     +31.20 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 9,222,015.50 Ft
(22,420.64 €)
9,649,521.61 Ft
(23,460.00 €)
     +4.64 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,612,249.97 Ft
(20,938.18 €)
7,991,138.62 Ft
(19,428.12 €)
     -7.21 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 60,061.30 Ft
(146.02 €)
82,807.68 Ft
(201.32 €)
     +37.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 30.17 Ft
(0.07 €)
27.71 Ft
(0.07 €)
     -8.14 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,179.80 Ft
(12.59 €)
13,183.17 Ft
(32.05 €)
     +154.51 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,213.91 Ft
(41.85 €)
11,515.85 Ft
(28.00 €)
     -33.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,460.76 Ft
(10.85 €)
8,250.31 Ft
(20.06 €)
     +84.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,350.00 Ft
(5.71 €)
4,730.16 Ft
(11.50 €)
     +101.28 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 143,151.66 Ft
(348.03 €)
108,411.69 Ft
(263.57 €)
     -24.27 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,488,000.00 Ft
(8,480.06 €)
4,226,293.03 Ft
(10,275.00 €)
     +21.17 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27,572.40 Ft
(67.03 €)
36,820.09 Ft
(89.52 €)
     +33.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 12,499.81 Ft
(30.39 €)
13,555.61 Ft
(32.96 €)
     +8.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 28,018.00 Ft
(68.12 €)
35,318.51 Ft
(85.87 €)
     +26.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 33,959.00 Ft
(82.56 €)
48,329.87 Ft
(117.50 €)
     +42.32 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 192,530.90 Ft
(468.08 €)
378,916.81 Ft
(921.23 €)
     +96.81 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 146,637.93 Ft
(356.51 €)
265,590.49 Ft
(645.71 €)
     +81.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 348,183.54 Ft
(846.51 €)
757,488.64 Ft
(1,841.61 €)
     +117.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 249,713.73 Ft
(607.11 €)
518,349.69 Ft
(1,260.22 €)
     +107.58 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 123,111.33 Ft
(299.31 €)
327,876.92 Ft
(797.14 €)
     +166.33 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 82,016.68 Ft
(199.40 €)
208,665.65 Ft
(507.31 €)
     +154.42 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 379,042.29 Ft
(921.53 €)
1,070,215.31 Ft
(2,601.92 €)
     +182.35 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.19 2.10      -74.30 %
Last update: December 2022December 2022
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