Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 40.3% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 60.7% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Berlin are 126.7% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 30.9% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 40.5% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 83.1% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 Ft
(10.28 €)
5,057.82 Ft
(13.00 €)
     +26.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 Ft
(51.41 €)
23,343.79 Ft
(60.00 €)
     +16.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 Ft
(7.71 €)
3,890.63 Ft
(10.00 €)
     +29.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.57 €)
1,750.78 Ft
(4.50 €)
     +75.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.57 €)
1,556.25 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +55.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 836.00 Ft
(2.15 €)
1,398.83 Ft
(3.60 €)
     +67.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 570.23 Ft
(1.47 €)
1,123.42 Ft
(2.89 €)
     +97.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 442.50 Ft
(1.14 €)
1,025.75 Ft
(2.64 €)
     +131.8 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,449.75 Ft
(3.73 €)
1,761.57 Ft
(4.53 €)
     +21.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 510.43 Ft
(1.31 €)
707.83 Ft
(1.82 €)
     +38.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 354.92 Ft
(0.91 €)
502.75 Ft
(1.29 €)
     +41.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 873.46 Ft
(2.25 €)
1,293.70 Ft
(3.33 €)
     +48.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,641.09 Ft
(4.22 €)
2,290.83 Ft
(5.89 €)
     +39.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 936.36 Ft
(2.41 €)
2,226.79 Ft
(5.72 €)
     +137.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,093.06 Ft
(5.38 €)
2,550.26 Ft
(6.55 €)
     +21.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 265.61 Ft
(0.68 €)
461.58 Ft
(1.19 €)
     +73.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 303.83 Ft
(0.78 €)
288.98 Ft
(0.74 €)
     -4.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 326.77 Ft
(0.84 €)
404.05 Ft
(1.04 €)
     +23.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 506.00 Ft
(1.30 €)
515.49 Ft
(1.32 €)
     +1.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 202.59 Ft
(0.52 €)
310.78 Ft
(0.80 €)
     +53.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 230.96 Ft
(0.59 €)
324.96 Ft
(0.84 €)
     +40.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 516.71 Ft
(1.33 €)
547.33 Ft
(1.41 €)
     +5.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 172.61 Ft
(0.44 €)
318.48 Ft
(0.82 €)
     +84.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(5.14 €)
2,330.49 Ft
(5.99 €)
     +16.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 392.59 Ft
(1.01 €)
398.37 Ft
(1.02 €)
     +1.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 549.25 Ft
(1.41 €)
681.13 Ft
(1.75 €)
     +24.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,200.00 Ft
(5.65 €)
3,190.32 Ft
(8.20 €)
     +45.0 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 450.00 Ft
(1.16 €)
1,245.00 Ft
(3.20 €)
     +176.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(24.42 €)
19,449.27 Ft
(49.99 €)
     +104.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,100.00 Ft
(2.83 €)
1,945.32 Ft
(5.00 €)
     +76.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 Ft
(1.82 €)
1,439.82 Ft
(3.70 €)
     +103.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,600.00 Ft
(16.96 €)
13,617.21 Ft
(35.00 €)
     +106.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,369.13 Ft
(6.09 €)
2,653.65 Ft
(6.82 €)
     +12.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,815,644.50 Ft
(27,799.20 €)
11,586,299.60 Ft
(29,780.00 €)
     +7.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,102,580.50 Ft
(25,966.43 €)
11,835,299.99 Ft
(30,420.00 €)
     +17.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 55,872.86 Ft
(143.61 €)
130,477.14 Ft
(335.36 €)
     +133.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 8,680.00 Ft
(22.31 €)
7,449.98 Ft
(19.15 €)
     -14.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,075.10 Ft
(15.61 €)
15,820.06 Ft
(40.66 €)
     +160.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,974.42 Ft
(46.20 €)
14,085.28 Ft
(36.20 €)
     -21.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,439.13 Ft
(13.98 €)
8,313.66 Ft
(21.37 €)
     +52.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,600.00 Ft
(6.68 €)
4,668.76 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +79.6 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 149,600.00 Ft
(384.51 €)
81,616.80 Ft
(209.78 €)
     -45.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,661,742.79 Ft
(9,411.69 €)
3,415,109.57 Ft
(8,777.78 €)
     -6.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27,940.27 Ft
(71.81 €)
31,563.69 Ft
(81.13 €)
     +13.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,848.48 Ft
(30.45 €)
14,305.40 Ft
(36.77 €)
     +20.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 32,756.10 Ft
(84.19 €)
33,181.41 Ft
(85.29 €)
     +1.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 35,043.71 Ft
(90.07 €)
49,887.93 Ft
(128.23 €)
     +42.4 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 230,022.37 Ft
(591.22 €)
509,104.05 Ft
(1,308.54 €)
     +121.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 179,149.17 Ft
(460.46 €)
363,348.76 Ft
(933.91 €)
     +102.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 399,802.01 Ft
(1,027.60 €)
953,643.58 Ft
(2,451.13 €)
     +138.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 300,278.01 Ft
(771.80 €)
687,900.64 Ft
(1,768.10 €)
     +129.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129,156.81 Ft
(331.97 €)
300,285.78 Ft
(771.82 €)
     +132.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 88,183.81 Ft
(226.66 €)
216,567.87 Ft
(556.64 €)
     +145.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 417,218.83 Ft
(1,072.37 €)
1,227,297.31 Ft
(3,154.49 €)
     +194.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.94 4.00      -59.8 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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