Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Prague 

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Consumer Prices in Prague are 10.4% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Prague are 23.7% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Prague are 66.4% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Prague are 8.2% lower than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Prague are 9.2% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Prague is 18.7% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Prague Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(4,000.00 Ft)
8.53 $
(200.00 Kč)
     -22.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.01 $
(20,000.00 Ft)
51.19 $
(1,200.00 Kč)
     -6.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.25 $
(3,000.00 Ft)
8.53 $
(200.00 Kč)
     +3.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.75 $
(1,000.00 Ft)
2.35 $
(55.00 Kč)
     -14.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $
(1,000.00 Ft)
2.56 $
(60.00 Kč)
     -6.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.31 $
(839.57 Ft)
3.07 $
(71.93 Kč)
     +32.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 $
(566.41 Ft)
1.63 $
(38.27 Kč)
     +4.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.21 $
(441.46 Ft)
1.47 $
(34.49 Kč)
     +21.2 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.04 $
(1,467.37 Ft)
3.85 $
(90.15 Kč)
     -4.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.40 $
(510.43 Ft)
1.38 $
(32.34 Kč)
     -1.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.96 $
(347.86 Ft)
1.03 $
(24.03 Kč)
     +7.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.40 $
(873.46 Ft)
2.65 $
(62.03 Kč)
     +10.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.51 $
(1,641.09 Ft)
5.53 $
(129.56 Kč)
     +22.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.58 $
(936.36 Ft)
3.83 $
(89.84 Kč)
     +48.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.76 $
(2,093.66 Ft)
5.75 $
(134.85 Kč)
     -0.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.71 $
(259.47 Ft)
0.77 $
(17.94 Kč)
     +7.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $
(303.83 Ft)
0.72 $
(16.76 Kč)
     -14.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 $
(326.77 Ft)
0.94 $
(22.02 Kč)
     +4.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.33 $
(484.89 Ft)
1.38 $
(32.25 Kč)
     +3.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 $
(201.84 Ft)
0.55 $
(12.94 Kč)
     -0.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.64 $
(230.96 Ft)
0.62 $
(14.42 Kč)
     -3.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.42 $
(516.95 Ft)
1.37 $
(32.09 Kč)
     -3.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.47 $
(172.61 Ft)
0.71 $
(16.62 Kč)
     +49.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.50 $
(2,000.00 Ft)
6.40 $
(150.00 Kč)
     +16.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.08 $
(392.59 Ft)
0.99 $
(23.10 Kč)
     -8.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.51 $
(549.25 Ft)
1.77 $
(41.39 Kč)
     +16.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.05 $
(2,200.00 Ft)
6.40 $
(150.00 Kč)
     +5.7 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.24 $
(450.00 Ft)
1.28 $
(30.00 Kč)
     +3.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 26.13 $
(9,500.00 Ft)
23.46 $
(550.00 Kč)
     -10.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.03 $
(1,100.00 Ft)
2.13 $
(50.00 Kč)
     -29.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.95 $
(708.11 Ft)
1.96 $
(45.87 Kč)
     +0.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.15 $
(6,600.00 Ft)
15.36 $
(360.00 Kč)
     -15.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.48 $
(2,357.37 Ft)
6.23 $
(146.09 Kč)
     -3.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,747.76 $
(10,815,644.50 Ft)
25,593.45 $
(600,000.00 Kč)
     -14.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,709.12 $
(10,074,438.83 Ft)
27,401.10 $
(642,377.78 Kč)
     -1.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.93 $
(55,601.07 Ft)
302.85 $
(7,099.88 Kč)
     +98.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 23.87 $
(8,680.00 Ft)
28.00 $
(656.34 Kč)
     +17.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 17.00 $
(6,180.43 Ft)
21.53 $
(504.83 Kč)
     +26.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.50 $
(17,997.44 Ft)
59.61 $
(1,397.41 Kč)
     +20.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.96 $
(5,439.13 Ft)
16.57 $
(388.40 Kč)
     +10.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.88 $
(2,500.00 Ft)
10.66 $
(250.00 Kč)
     +55.1 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 411.32 $
(149,545.45 Ft)
585.87 $
(13,734.85 Kč)
     +42.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,077.73 $
(3,664,044.99 Ft)
11,395.18 $
(267,142.86 Kč)
     +13.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.85 $
(27,940.27 Ft)
82.91 $
(1,943.76 Kč)
     +7.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.59 $
(11,848.48 Ft)
41.65 $
(976.31 Kč)
     +27.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.09 $
(32,756.10 Ft)
96.33 $
(2,258.34 Kč)
     +6.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.39 $
(35,043.71 Ft)
118.26 $
(2,772.39 Kč)
     +22.7 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 633.10 $
(230,183.14 Ft)
1,034.90 $
(24,261.72 Kč)
     +63.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 492.93 $
(179,219.60 Ft)
755.48 $
(17,711.11 Kč)
     +53.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,110.22 $
(403,650.41 Ft)
1,952.25 $
(45,767.51 Kč)
     +75.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 822.83 $
(299,162.70 Ft)
1,347.48 $
(31,589.74 Kč)
     +63.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 355.24 $
(129,156.81 Ft)
678.91 $
(15,916.06 Kč)
     +91.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 242.54 $
(88,183.81 Ft)
483.81 $
(11,342.21 Kč)
     +99.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,147.53 $
(417,218.83 Ft)
1,685.11 $
(39,504.83 Kč)
     +46.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.94 6.03      -39.4 %
Last update: March 2024February 2024
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