Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 45.3% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 69.3% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Berlin are 152.8% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 48.8% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 32.3% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 85.2% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,500.00 Ft
(8.96 €)
4,688.35 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +34.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 16,000.00 Ft
(40.95 €)
23,441.75 Ft
(60.00 €)
     +46.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2,500.00 Ft
(6.40 €)
3,729.19 Ft
(9.54 €)
     +49.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 800.00 Ft
(2.05 €)
1,562.78 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +95.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 800.00 Ft
(2.05 €)
1,562.78 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +95.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 718.35 Ft
(1.84 €)
1,271.56 Ft
(3.25 €)
     +77.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 459.50 Ft
(1.18 €)
948.14 Ft
(2.43 €)
     +106.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 386.33 Ft
(0.99 €)
762.28 Ft
(1.95 €)
     +97.3 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,862.60 Ft
(4.77 €)
1,700.55 Ft
(4.35 €)
     -8.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 484.18 Ft
(1.24 €)
575.72 Ft
(1.47 €)
     +18.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 325.14 Ft
(0.83 €)
415.53 Ft
(1.06 €)
     +27.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,229.06 Ft
(3.15 €)
1,103.74 Ft
(2.83 €)
     -10.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,974.23 Ft
(5.05 €)
2,280.93 Ft
(5.84 €)
     +15.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 871.33 Ft
(2.23 €)
1,730.55 Ft
(4.43 €)
     +98.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,818.74 Ft
(4.66 €)
2,470.32 Ft
(6.32 €)
     +35.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 261.44 Ft
(0.67 €)
457.73 Ft
(1.17 €)
     +75.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 293.15 Ft
(0.75 €)
308.44 Ft
(0.79 €)
     +5.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 338.23 Ft
(0.87 €)
433.76 Ft
(1.11 €)
     +28.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 479.01 Ft
(1.23 €)
550.81 Ft
(1.41 €)
     +15.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 186.93 Ft
(0.48 €)
331.26 Ft
(0.85 €)
     +77.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 199.63 Ft
(0.51 €)
252.03 Ft
(0.65 €)
     +26.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 497.73 Ft
(1.27 €)
525.83 Ft
(1.35 €)
     +5.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 157.85 Ft
(0.40 €)
260.56 Ft
(0.67 €)
     +65.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(5.12 €)
2,344.17 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +17.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 351.86 Ft
(0.90 €)
421.05 Ft
(1.08 €)
     +19.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 545.36 Ft
(1.40 €)
583.32 Ft
(1.49 €)
     +7.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,040.00 Ft
(5.22 €)
3,125.57 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +53.2 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.90 €)
1,172.09 Ft
(3.00 €)
     +234.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(24.32 €)
33,209.14 Ft
(85.00 €)
     +249.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.56 €)
1,562.78 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +56.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 Ft
(1.65 €)
1,257.53 Ft
(3.22 €)
     +95.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,000.00 Ft
(15.36 €)
12,892.96 Ft
(33.00 €)
     +114.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,435.08 Ft
(6.23 €)
2,992.46 Ft
(7.66 €)
     +22.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 9,500,000.00 Ft
(24,315.60 €)
11,709,152.01 Ft
(29,970.00 €)
     +23.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,872,222.20 Ft
(22,708.78 €)
10,435,006.30 Ft
(26,708.78 €)
     +17.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 59,484.24 Ft
(152.25 €)
119,112.94 Ft
(304.87 €)
     +100.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 30.55 Ft
(0.08 €)
41.76 Ft
(0.11 €)
     +36.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,381.93 Ft
(13.78 €)
14,976.13 Ft
(38.33 €)
     +178.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,829.44 Ft
(45.64 €)
15,618.21 Ft
(39.98 €)
     -12.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,731.82 Ft
(12.11 €)
7,244.71 Ft
(18.54 €)
     +53.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,500.00 Ft
(6.40 €)
4,688.35 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +87.5 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 145,543.78 Ft
(372.52 €)
74,921.66 Ft
(191.76 €)
     -48.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,510,000.00 Ft
(8,983.97 €)
2,958,435.14 Ft
(7,572.22 €)
     -15.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27,938.07 Ft
(71.51 €)
33,759.12 Ft
(86.41 €)
     +20.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 12,758.45 Ft
(32.66 €)
14,085.08 Ft
(36.05 €)
     +10.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 28,077.97 Ft
(71.87 €)
33,000.16 Ft
(84.47 €)
     +17.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 33,961.52 Ft
(86.93 €)
41,023.06 Ft
(105.00 €)
     +20.8 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 196,997.79 Ft
(504.22 €)
515,487.83 Ft
(1,319.41 €)
     +161.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 148,241.53 Ft
(379.43 €)
353,356.41 Ft
(904.43 €)
     +138.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 351,427.59 Ft
(899.49 €)
901,631.51 Ft
(2,307.76 €)
     +156.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 253,227.88 Ft
(648.15 €)
631,029.47 Ft
(1,615.14 €)
     +149.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 125,250.23 Ft
(320.58 €)
294,756.47 Ft
(754.44 €)
     +135.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 83,564.26 Ft
(213.89 €)
199,436.43 Ft
(510.46 €)
     +138.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 377,247.32 Ft
(965.58 €)
1,182,380.99 Ft
(3,026.35 €)
     +213.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.46 2.28      -73.1 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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