Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 79.27% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 93.97% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 138.11% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 145.69% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 91.01% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 56.42% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(5.59 €)
4,647.23 Ft
(13.00 €)
     +132.36 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(33.57 €)
28,598.33 Ft
(80.00 €)
     +138.32 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.48 €)
2,859.83 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +78.74 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 Ft
(1.40 €)
2,144.87 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +328.97 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 550.00 Ft
(1.54 €)
2,502.35 Ft
(7.00 €)
     +354.97 %
Cappuccino (regular) 502.63 Ft
(1.41 €)
1,433.35 Ft
(4.01 €)
     +185.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 339.11 Ft
(0.95 €)
933.02 Ft
(2.61 €)
     +175.13 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 267.81 Ft
(0.75 €)
631.35 Ft
(1.77 €)
     +135.75 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 954.97 Ft
(2.67 €)
1,298.15 Ft
(3.63 €)
     +35.94 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 227.08 Ft
(0.64 €)
684.71 Ft
(1.92 €)
     +201.53 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 180.19 Ft
(0.50 €)
363.78 Ft
(1.02 €)
     +101.89 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 572.87 Ft
(1.60 €)
847.51 Ft
(2.37 €)
     +47.94 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 975.47 Ft
(2.73 €)
1,188.00 Ft
(3.32 €)
     +21.79 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 696.96 Ft
(1.95 €)
1,791.07 Ft
(5.01 €)
     +156.98 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,215.00 Ft
(3.40 €)
2,367.46 Ft
(6.62 €)
     +94.85 %
Apples (1 lb) 220.34 Ft
(0.62 €)
395.91 Ft
(1.11 €)
     +79.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 202.59 Ft
(0.57 €)
251.91 Ft
(0.70 €)
     +24.35 %
Oranges (1 lb) 241.71 Ft
(0.68 €)
349.56 Ft
(0.98 €)
     +44.62 %
Tomato (1 lb) 261.18 Ft
(0.73 €)
481.20 Ft
(1.35 €)
     +84.24 %
Potato (1 lb) 127.54 Ft
(0.36 €)
167.74 Ft
(0.47 €)
     +31.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 132.60 Ft
(0.37 €)
222.81 Ft
(0.62 €)
     +68.03 %
Lettuce (1 head) 332.32 Ft
(0.93 €)
568.55 Ft
(1.59 €)
     +71.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 116.77 Ft
(0.33 €)
545.01 Ft
(1.52 €)
     +366.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.20 €)
4,289.75 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +185.98 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 270.64 Ft
(0.76 €)
956.78 Ft
(2.68 €)
     +253.53 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 372.53 Ft
(1.04 €)
1,121.35 Ft
(3.14 €)
     +201.01 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.20 €)
3,074.32 Ft
(8.60 €)
     +104.95 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.98 €)
1,000.94 Ft
(2.80 €)
     +185.98 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(26.57 €)
21,341.50 Ft
(59.70 €)
     +124.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(1.96 €)
2,109.13 Ft
(5.90 €)
     +201.30 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(1.35 €)
575.31 Ft
(1.61 €)
     +19.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(12.59 €)
16,086.56 Ft
(45.00 €)
     +257.48 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,481.96 Ft
(4.15 €)
2,008.43 Ft
(5.62 €)
     +35.52 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,000,000.00 Ft
(19,581.56 €)
8,936,977.55 Ft
(25,000.00 €)
     +27.67 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,821,868.47 Ft
(19,083.27 €)
9,008,548.63 Ft
(25,200.21 €)
     +32.05 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 50,788.43 Ft
(142.07 €)
29,927.23 Ft
(83.72 €)
     -41.07 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.84 Ft
(0.08 €)
25.11 Ft
(0.07 €)
     -9.80 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,472.27 Ft
(12.51 €)
7,785.75 Ft
(21.78 €)
     +74.09 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 12,726.64 Ft
(35.60 €)
14,361.72 Ft
(40.18 €)
     +12.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,770.31 Ft
(10.55 €)
9,651.94 Ft
(27.00 €)
     +156.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,950.00 Ft
(5.45 €)
5,362.19 Ft
(15.00 €)
     +174.98 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 103,387.10 Ft
(289.21 €)
121,024.55 Ft
(338.55 €)
     +17.06 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,845,814.91 Ft
(7,960.79 €)
1,858,891.33 Ft
(5,200.00 €)
     -34.68 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22,145.46 Ft
(61.95 €)
30,943.39 Ft
(86.56 €)
     +39.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,348.47 Ft
(26.15 €)
12,902.57 Ft
(36.09 €)
     +38.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,726.51 Ft
(66.37 €)
30,199.83 Ft
(84.48 €)
     +27.28 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27,379.96 Ft
(76.59 €)
43,556.59 Ft
(121.84 €)
     +59.08 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 155,717.11 Ft
(435.60 €)
357,308.87 Ft
(999.52 €)
     +129.46 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 119,961.64 Ft
(335.58 €)
282,022.03 Ft
(788.92 €)
     +135.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 286,185.56 Ft
(800.57 €)
696,422.25 Ft
(1,948.15 €)
     +143.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 203,856.99 Ft
(570.26 €)
487,230.78 Ft
(1,362.96 €)
     +139.01 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,152.88 Ft
(268.97 €)
272,073.99 Ft
(761.09 €)
     +182.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,251.94 Ft
(176.94 €)
157,971.84 Ft
(441.91 €)
     +149.75 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 301,000.54 Ft
(842.01 €)
913,260.96 Ft
(2,554.73 €)
     +203.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.73 1.15      -75.70 %
Last update: April 2021April 2021
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