Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 57.29% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 72.06% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Berlin are 116.48% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 73.77% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 55.08% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 75.49% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(5.62 €)
3,557.67 Ft
(10.00 €)
     +77.88 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(33.73 €)
17,788.35 Ft
(50.00 €)
     +48.24 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.50 €)
2,846.14 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +77.88 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 Ft
(1.41 €)
1,245.18 Ft
(3.50 €)
     +149.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 550.00 Ft
(1.55 €)
1,245.18 Ft
(3.50 €)
     +126.40 %
Cappuccino (regular) 502.05 Ft
(1.41 €)
1,031.72 Ft
(2.90 €)
     +105.50 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 334.46 Ft
(0.94 €)
728.63 Ft
(2.05 €)
     +117.85 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 264.07 Ft
(0.74 €)
648.63 Ft
(1.82 €)
     +145.63 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 962.01 Ft
(2.70 €)
1,258.64 Ft
(3.54 €)
     +30.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 232.98 Ft
(0.65 €)
401.93 Ft
(1.13 €)
     +72.52 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 180.02 Ft
(0.51 €)
296.84 Ft
(0.83 €)
     +64.89 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 582.77 Ft
(1.64 €)
809.55 Ft
(2.28 €)
     +38.91 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 986.87 Ft
(2.77 €)
1,659.66 Ft
(4.67 €)
     +68.17 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 701.32 Ft
(1.97 €)
1,109.09 Ft
(3.12 €)
     +58.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,222.10 Ft
(3.44 €)
1,950.89 Ft
(5.48 €)
     +59.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 223.63 Ft
(0.63 €)
388.53 Ft
(1.09 €)
     +73.74 %
Banana (1 lb) 203.58 Ft
(0.57 €)
246.93 Ft
(0.69 €)
     +21.30 %
Oranges (1 lb) 243.38 Ft
(0.68 €)
371.89 Ft
(1.05 €)
     +52.80 %
Tomato (1 lb) 274.74 Ft
(0.77 €)
317.87 Ft
(0.89 €)
     +15.70 %
Potato (1 lb) 126.36 Ft
(0.36 €)
225.87 Ft
(0.63 €)
     +78.75 %
Onion (1 lb) 130.53 Ft
(0.37 €)
234.65 Ft
(0.66 €)
     +79.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 325.45 Ft
(0.91 €)
400.97 Ft
(1.13 €)
     +23.20 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 116.45 Ft
(0.33 €)
192.11 Ft
(0.54 €)
     +64.97 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.22 €)
2,134.60 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +42.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 271.20 Ft
(0.76 €)
286.53 Ft
(0.81 €)
     +5.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 386.95 Ft
(1.09 €)
622.84 Ft
(1.75 €)
     +60.96 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.50 €)
2,490.37 Ft
(7.00 €)
     +55.65 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.98 €)
1,031.72 Ft
(2.90 €)
     +194.78 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(26.70 €)
28,817.13 Ft
(81.00 €)
     +203.34 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(1.97 €)
1,387.49 Ft
(3.90 €)
     +98.21 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(1.36 €)
1,145.10 Ft
(3.22 €)
     +137.18 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(12.65 €)
11,740.31 Ft
(33.00 €)
     +160.90 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,518.18 Ft
(4.27 €)
1,802.21 Ft
(5.07 €)
     +18.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,076,170.73 Ft
(19,889.90 €)
7,937,163.39 Ft
(22,310.00 €)
     +12.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,865,341.94 Ft
(19,297.29 €)
8,995,081.26 Ft
(25,283.62 €)
     +31.02 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 50,226.73 Ft
(141.18 €)
77,690.20 Ft
(218.37 €)
     +54.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.43 Ft
(0.08 €)
35.30 Ft
(0.10 €)
     +28.68 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,372.24 Ft
(12.29 €)
11,698.44 Ft
(32.88 €)
     +167.56 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,093.78 Ft
(36.80 €)
11,254.21 Ft
(31.63 €)
     -14.05 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,753.30 Ft
(10.55 €)
6,581.69 Ft
(18.50 €)
     +75.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,950.00 Ft
(5.48 €)
3,557.67 Ft
(10.00 €)
     +82.44 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 104,531.25 Ft
(293.82 €)
39,259.94 Ft
(110.35 €)
     -62.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,686,071.57 Ft
(7,550.08 €)
3,032,914.30 Ft
(8,525.00 €)
     +12.91 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 21,845.82 Ft
(61.40 €)
28,639.25 Ft
(80.50 €)
     +31.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,766.36 Ft
(27.45 €)
10,755.11 Ft
(30.23 €)
     +10.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,677.53 Ft
(66.55 €)
28,144.06 Ft
(79.11 €)
     +18.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27,776.17 Ft
(78.07 €)
38,653.05 Ft
(108.65 €)
     +39.16 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 151,307.69 Ft
(425.30 €)
330,141.96 Ft
(927.97 €)
     +118.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 118,687.41 Ft
(333.61 €)
234,343.77 Ft
(658.70 €)
     +97.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 290,335.77 Ft
(816.08 €)
653,253.03 Ft
(1,836.18 €)
     +125.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 210,811.88 Ft
(592.56 €)
439,410.18 Ft
(1,235.11 €)
     +108.44 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,750.25 Ft
(271.95 €)
206,208.73 Ft
(579.62 €)
     +113.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 64,009.10 Ft
(179.92 €)
131,825.68 Ft
(370.54 €)
     +105.95 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 304,740.44 Ft
(856.57 €)
920,200.16 Ft
(2,586.52 €)
     +201.96 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.68 1.79      -61.73 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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