Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Saint Petersburg 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Cost of Living in Saint Petersburg is 29.0% lower than in Budapest (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Saint Petersburg is 25.6% lower than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Saint Petersburg are 14.4% lower than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Saint Petersburg are 33.4% lower than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Saint Petersburg are 30.1% lower than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Saint Petersburg is 10.0% lower than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 Ft
(1,013.19 руб)
2,763.55 Ft
(700.00 руб)
     -30.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 Ft
(5,065.95 руб)
11,843.78 Ft
(3,000.00 руб)
     -40.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 Ft
(759.89 руб)
1,579.17 Ft
(400.00 руб)
     -47.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 Ft
(253.30 руб)
986.98 Ft
(250.00 руб)
     -1.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 Ft
(253.30 руб)
1,144.90 Ft
(290.00 руб)
     +14.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 840.21 Ft
(212.82 руб)
766.79 Ft
(194.23 руб)
     -8.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 585.55 Ft
(148.32 руб)
329.95 Ft
(83.58 руб)
     -43.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 446.94 Ft
(113.21 руб)
182.49 Ft
(46.22 руб)
     -59.2 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,461.71 Ft
(370.25 руб)
1,173.52 Ft
(297.25 руб)
     -19.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 512.27 Ft
(129.76 руб)
205.59 Ft
(52.07 руб)
     -59.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 342.23 Ft
(86.69 руб)
198.37 Ft
(50.25 руб)
     -42.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 885.74 Ft
(224.36 руб)
598.25 Ft
(151.54 руб)
     -32.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,545.82 Ft
(391.55 руб)
1,461.29 Ft
(370.14 руб)
     -5.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 915.70 Ft
(231.94 руб)
704.55 Ft
(178.46 руб)
     -23.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,020.33 Ft
(511.75 руб)
1,277.70 Ft
(323.64 руб)
     -36.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 258.61 Ft
(65.50 руб)
216.80 Ft
(54.92 руб)
     -16.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 302.22 Ft
(76.55 руб)
213.35 Ft
(54.04 руб)
     -29.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 319.06 Ft
(80.82 руб)
235.71 Ft
(59.70 руб)
     -26.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 499.77 Ft
(126.59 руб)
406.86 Ft
(103.06 руб)
     -18.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 201.84 Ft
(51.13 руб)
78.87 Ft
(19.98 руб)
     -60.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 220.73 Ft
(55.91 руб)
76.99 Ft
(19.50 руб)
     -65.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 522.93 Ft
(132.46 руб)
364.82 Ft
(92.41 руб)
     -30.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 178.57 Ft
(45.23 руб)
201.70 Ft
(51.09 руб)
     +13.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(506.59 руб)
2,368.76 Ft
(600.00 руб)
     +18.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 399.40 Ft
(101.17 руб)
281.80 Ft
(71.38 руб)
     -29.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 535.95 Ft
(135.76 руб)
598.96 Ft
(151.71 руб)
     +11.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,200.00 Ft
(557.25 руб)
829.06 Ft
(210.00 руб)
     -62.3 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 450.00 Ft
(113.98 руб)
256.62 Ft
(65.00 руб)
     -43.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(2,406.33 руб)
14,212.54 Ft
(3,600.00 руб)
     +49.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,100.00 Ft
(278.63 руб)
592.19 Ft
(150.00 руб)
     -46.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 Ft
(179.36 руб)
317.68 Ft
(80.47 руб)
     -55.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,600.00 Ft
(1,671.76 руб)
2,131.88 Ft
(540.00 руб)
     -67.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,383.93 Ft
(603.84 руб)
831.65 Ft
(210.66 руб)
     -65.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,500,000.00 Ft
(2,659,623.48 руб)
11,843,781.75 Ft
(3,000,000.00 руб)
     +12.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,075,200.00 Ft
(2,552,022.71 руб)
10,629,485.42 Ft
(2,692,421.81 руб)
     +5.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 56,975.95 Ft
(14,431.86 руб)
36,718.80 Ft
(9,300.78 руб)
     -35.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 8,284.47 Ft
(2,098.43 руб)
1,897.47 Ft
(480.62 руб)
     -77.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,313.11 Ft
(1,599.10 руб)
2,167.77 Ft
(549.09 руб)
     -65.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 18,402.14 Ft
(4,661.22 руб)
10,353.68 Ft
(2,622.56 руб)
     -43.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,503.85 Ft
(1,394.11 руб)
6,477.01 Ft
(1,640.61 руб)
     +17.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,800.00 Ft
(709.23 руб)
1,579.17 Ft
(400.00 руб)
     -43.6 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 155,454.55 Ft
(39,376.24 руб)
119,595.88 Ft
(30,293.33 руб)
     -23.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,785,866.08 Ft
(958,950.32 руб)
2,310,524.42 Ft
(585,250.00 руб)
     -39.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 28,343.72 Ft
(7,179.39 руб)
32,918.73 Ft
(8,338.23 руб)
     +16.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 12,076.67 Ft
(3,058.99 руб)
14,129.32 Ft
(3,578.92 руб)
     +17.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 33,066.67 Ft
(8,375.70 руб)
39,217.21 Ft
(9,933.62 руб)
     +18.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 35,451.95 Ft
(8,979.89 руб)
37,141.42 Ft
(9,407.83 руб)
     +4.8 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 227,964.60 Ft
(57,742.86 руб)
195,409.46 Ft
(49,496.72 руб)
     -14.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 177,279.17 Ft
(44,904.37 руб)
120,525.16 Ft
(30,528.72 руб)
     -32.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 401,599.98 Ft
(101,724.26 руб)
393,023.96 Ft
(99,551.98 руб)
     -2.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 295,130.36 Ft
(74,755.78 руб)
234,243.62 Ft
(59,333.32 руб)
     -20.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129,631.63 Ft
(32,835.37 руб)
108,983.28 Ft
(27,605.19 руб)
     -15.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 88,932.81 Ft
(22,526.46 руб)
66,821.99 Ft
(16,925.84 руб)
     -24.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 419,948.78 Ft
(106,371.96 руб)
281,428.28 Ft
(71,285.07 руб)
     -33.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.96 14.14      +57.9 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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