Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Zurich 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Zurich are 149.1% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 185.1% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Zurich are 301.1% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 153.9% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 185.1% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 138.9% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 Ft
(9.84 Fr.)
10,160.71 Ft
(25.00 Fr.)
     +154.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 Ft
(49.21 Fr.)
48,771.41 Ft
(120.00 Fr.)
     +143.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 Ft
(7.38 Fr.)
6,502.85 Ft
(16.00 Fr.)
     +116.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.46 Fr.)
3,251.43 Ft
(8.00 Fr.)
     +225.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.46 Fr.)
2,845.00 Ft
(7.00 Fr.)
     +184.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 836.00 Ft
(2.06 Fr.)
2,206.33 Ft
(5.43 Fr.)
     +163.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 570.23 Ft
(1.40 Fr.)
2,006.88 Ft
(4.94 Fr.)
     +251.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 443.59 Ft
(1.09 Fr.)
1,771.55 Ft
(4.36 Fr.)
     +299.4 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,441.98 Ft
(3.55 Fr.)
2,640.34 Ft
(6.50 Fr.)
     +83.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 507.66 Ft
(1.25 Fr.)
1,268.49 Ft
(3.12 Fr.)
     +149.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 356.64 Ft
(0.88 Fr.)
588.87 Ft
(1.45 Fr.)
     +65.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 871.72 Ft
(2.14 Fr.)
2,657.16 Ft
(6.54 Fr.)
     +204.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,629.63 Ft
(4.01 Fr.)
4,545.45 Ft
(11.18 Fr.)
     +178.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 930.16 Ft
(2.29 Fr.)
4,245.54 Ft
(10.45 Fr.)
     +356.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,092.56 Ft
(5.15 Fr.)
9,932.94 Ft
(24.44 Fr.)
     +374.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 265.80 Ft
(0.65 Fr.)
666.05 Ft
(1.64 Fr.)
     +150.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 303.83 Ft
(0.75 Fr.)
429.96 Ft
(1.06 Fr.)
     +41.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 326.77 Ft
(0.80 Fr.)
567.80 Ft
(1.40 Fr.)
     +73.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 500.68 Ft
(1.23 Fr.)
752.66 Ft
(1.85 Fr.)
     +50.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 202.11 Ft
(0.50 Fr.)
403.45 Ft
(0.99 Fr.)
     +99.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 231.08 Ft
(0.57 Fr.)
470.74 Ft
(1.16 Fr.)
     +103.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 504.97 Ft
(1.24 Fr.)
870.13 Ft
(2.14 Fr.)
     +72.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 173.11 Ft
(0.43 Fr.)
551.85 Ft
(1.36 Fr.)
     +218.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(4.92 Fr.)
4,877.14 Ft
(12.00 Fr.)
     +143.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 393.64 Ft
(0.97 Fr.)
900.72 Ft
(2.22 Fr.)
     +128.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 551.79 Ft
(1.36 Fr.)
1,120.22 Ft
(2.76 Fr.)
     +103.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,200.00 Ft
(5.41 Fr.)
3,657.86 Ft
(9.00 Fr.)
     +66.3 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 450.00 Ft
(1.11 Fr.)
1,788.28 Ft
(4.40 Fr.)
     +297.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(23.37 Fr.)
40,642.84 Ft
(100.00 Fr.)
     +327.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,100.00 Ft
(2.71 Fr.)
3,251.43 Ft
(8.00 Fr.)
     +195.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 Ft
(1.74 Fr.)
3,270.42 Ft
(8.05 Fr.)
     +361.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,600.00 Ft
(16.24 Fr.)
32,514.27 Ft
(80.00 Fr.)
     +392.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,369.13 Ft
(5.83 Fr.)
2,843.82 Ft
(7.00 Fr.)
     +20.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,815,644.50 Ft
(26,611.44 Fr.)
13,330,850.76 Ft
(32,800.00 Fr.)
     +23.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,102,580.50 Ft
(24,856.98 Fr.)
13,678,898.24 Ft
(33,656.36 Fr.)
     +35.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 55,872.86 Ft
(137.47 Fr.)
111,989.68 Ft
(275.55 Fr.)
     +100.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 8,680.00 Ft
(21.36 Fr.)
13,402.11 Ft
(32.98 Fr.)
     +54.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,075.10 Ft
(14.95 Fr.)
18,826.42 Ft
(46.32 Fr.)
     +209.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 18,045.24 Ft
(44.40 Fr.)
35,388.16 Ft
(87.07 Fr.)
     +96.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,439.13 Ft
(13.38 Fr.)
17,766.73 Ft
(43.71 Fr.)
     +226.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,550.00 Ft
(6.27 Fr.)
8,128.57 Ft
(20.00 Fr.)
     +218.8 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 149,600.00 Ft
(368.08 Fr.)
1,143,941.05 Ft
(2,814.62 Fr.)
     +664.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,660,155.47 Ft
(9,005.66 Fr.)
13,479,874.49 Ft
(33,166.67 Fr.)
     +268.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27,883.06 Ft
(68.61 Fr.)
52,818.75 Ft
(129.96 Fr.)
     +89.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,848.48 Ft
(29.15 Fr.)
28,415.95 Ft
(69.92 Fr.)
     +139.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 32,575.00 Ft
(80.15 Fr.)
51,491.19 Ft
(126.69 Fr.)
     +58.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 35,043.71 Ft
(86.22 Fr.)
85,400.76 Ft
(210.12 Fr.)
     +143.7 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 228,858.49 Ft
(563.10 Fr.)
995,092.07 Ft
(2,448.38 Fr.)
     +334.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 179,082.98 Ft
(440.63 Fr.)
696,666.05 Ft
(1,714.12 Fr.)
     +289.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 404,510.44 Ft
(995.28 Fr.)
1,637,144.30 Ft
(4,028.12 Fr.)
     +304.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 300,171.20 Ft
(738.56 Fr.)
1,134,316.20 Ft
(2,790.94 Fr.)
     +277.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129,156.81 Ft
(317.78 Fr.)
895,558.49 Ft
(2,203.48 Fr.)
     +593.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 88,183.81 Ft
(216.97 Fr.)
579,641.04 Ft
(1,426.18 Fr.)
     +557.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 417,218.83 Ft
(1,026.55 Fr.)
2,841,443.01 Ft
(6,991.25 Fr.)
     +581.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.94 2.34      -76.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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