Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Prague 

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Cost of Living in Prague is 14.9% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Prague is 28.1% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Prague are 70.3% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Prague are 2.6% lower than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Prague are 14.4% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Prague is 25.2% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Prague Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.87 $
(4,000.00 Ft)
9.56 $
(220.00 Kč)
     -12.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 54.34 $
(20,000.00 Ft)
52.12 $
(1,200.00 Kč)
     -4.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.15 $
(3,000.00 Ft)
8.64 $
(199.00 Kč)
     +6.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.72 $
(1,000.00 Ft)
2.61 $
(60.00 Kč)
     -4.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 $
(1,000.00 Ft)
2.61 $
(60.00 Kč)
     -4.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.31 $
(851.20 Ft)
3.13 $
(72.06 Kč)
     +35.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 $
(581.67 Ft)
1.64 $
(37.83 Kč)
     +4.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.20 $
(442.18 Ft)
1.46 $
(33.66 Kč)
     +21.7 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 $
(1,468.74 Ft)
3.95 $
(91.04 Kč)
     -0.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.35 $
(496.99 Ft)
1.41 $
(32.37 Kč)
     +4.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.93 $
(343.25 Ft)
1.05 $
(24.16 Kč)
     +12.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.40 $
(881.57 Ft)
2.58 $
(59.49 Kč)
     +7.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.24 $
(1,559.86 Ft)
5.65 $
(129.99 Kč)
     +33.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.48 $
(912.60 Ft)
4.11 $
(94.67 Kč)
     +65.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.43 $
(1,997.29 Ft)
5.72 $
(131.79 Kč)
     +5.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.71 $
(260.87 Ft)
0.75 $
(17.16 Kč)
     +5.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $
(301.44 Ft)
0.73 $
(16.75 Kč)
     -11.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.84 $
(309.89 Ft)
0.94 $
(21.67 Kč)
     +11.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.40 $
(517.01 Ft)
1.44 $
(33.06 Kč)
     +2.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 $
(202.26 Ft)
0.57 $
(13.18 Kč)
     +4.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 $
(222.34 Ft)
0.59 $
(13.56 Kč)
     -2.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 $
(509.64 Ft)
1.39 $
(32.11 Kč)
     +0.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.49 $
(180.72 Ft)
0.71 $
(16.29 Kč)
     +44.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.43 $
(2,000.00 Ft)
6.52 $
(150.00 Kč)
     +19.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.09 $
(402.67 Ft)
0.99 $
(22.88 Kč)
     -9.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 $
(535.95 Ft)
1.79 $
(41.19 Kč)
     +22.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.98 $
(2,200.00 Ft)
6.52 $
(150.00 Kč)
     +9.0 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.22 $
(450.00 Ft)
1.30 $
(30.00 Kč)
     +6.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.81 $
(9,500.00 Ft)
23.89 $
(550.00 Kč)
     -7.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.99 $
(1,100.00 Ft)
2.17 $
(50.00 Kč)
     -27.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.92 $
(708.11 Ft)
2.06 $
(47.48 Kč)
     +7.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.93 $
(6,600.00 Ft)
15.64 $
(360.00 Kč)
     -12.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.46 $
(2,378.88 Ft)
6.40 $
(147.27 Kč)
     -1.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,171.19 $
(10,000,000.00 Ft)
26,062.03 $
(600,000.00 Kč)
     -4.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,367.65 $
(10,072,307.69 Ft)
28,210.77 $
(649,468.42 Kč)
     +3.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 153.52 $
(56,499.37 Ft)
307.92 $
(7,089.04 Kč)
     +100.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 22.46 $
(8,264.42 Ft)
27.55 $
(634.23 Kč)
     +22.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 17.31 $
(6,371.19 Ft)
21.30 $
(490.29 Kč)
     +23.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.00 $
(18,402.14 Ft)
62.14 $
(1,430.52 Kč)
     +24.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.95 $
(5,503.85 Ft)
16.83 $
(387.41 Kč)
     +12.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.88 $
(2,900.00 Ft)
10.86 $
(250.00 Kč)
     +37.8 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 439.68 $
(161,818.18 Ft)
713.69 $
(16,430.56 Kč)
     +62.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,223.98 $
(3,762,803.32 Ft)
11,446.85 $
(263,529.41 Kč)
     +12.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.92 $
(29,044.50 Ft)
86.24 $
(1,985.45 Kč)
     +9.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.46 $
(12,314.00 Ft)
40.67 $
(936.36 Kč)
     +21.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.33 $
(33,613.04 Ft)
98.24 $
(2,261.67 Kč)
     +7.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.09 $
(35,365.68 Ft)
112.78 $
(2,596.45 Kč)
     +17.4 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 635.42 $
(233,859.66 Ft)
1,061.28 $
(24,432.86 Kč)
     +67.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 490.89 $
(180,667.04 Ft)
776.88 $
(17,885.42 Kč)
     +58.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,100.12 $
(404,886.14 Ft)
1,933.44 $
(44,511.63 Kč)
     +75.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 798.52 $
(293,883.94 Ft)
1,379.41 $
(31,756.76 Kč)
     +72.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 352.55 $
(129,752.62 Ft)
690.57 $
(15,898.27 Kč)
     +95.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 240.60 $
(88,550.53 Ft)
478.67 $
(11,019.85 Kč)
     +98.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,149.67 $
(423,119.61 Ft)
1,842.89 $
(42,426.99 Kč)
     +60.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.75 5.83      -33.3 %
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