Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 117.0% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 214.2% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 527.3% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 143.4% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 140.4% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 76.3% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 Ft
(11.00 $)
10,907.36 Ft
(30.00 $)
     +172.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 Ft
(55.01 $)
46,356.26 Ft
(127.50 $)
     +131.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 Ft
(8.25 $)
4,362.94 Ft
(12.00 $)
     +45.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.75 $)
3,090.42 Ft
(8.50 $)
     +209.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.75 $)
3,635.79 Ft
(10.00 $)
     +263.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 839.57 Ft
(2.31 $)
2,101.39 Ft
(5.78 $)
     +150.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 566.41 Ft
(1.56 $)
1,093.55 Ft
(3.01 $)
     +93.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 441.46 Ft
(1.21 $)
832.77 Ft
(2.29 $)
     +88.6 %
Markets
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,467.37 Ft
(4.04 $)
2,039.73 Ft
(5.61 $)
     +39.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 510.43 Ft
(1.40 $)
1,572.54 Ft
(4.33 $)
     +208.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 347.86 Ft
(0.96 $)
1,181.22 Ft
(3.25 $)
     +239.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 873.46 Ft
(2.40 $)
2,064.49 Ft
(5.68 $)
     +136.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,641.09 Ft
(4.51 $)
2,783.12 Ft
(7.65 $)
     +69.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 936.36 Ft
(2.58 $)
2,626.05 Ft
(7.22 $)
     +180.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,093.66 Ft
(5.76 $)
3,287.57 Ft
(9.04 $)
     +57.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 259.47 Ft
(0.71 $)
1,138.69 Ft
(3.13 $)
     +338.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 303.83 Ft
(0.84 $)
332.37 Ft
(0.91 $)
     +9.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 326.77 Ft
(0.90 $)
970.87 Ft
(2.67 $)
     +197.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 484.89 Ft
(1.33 $)
1,023.53 Ft
(2.82 $)
     +111.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 201.84 Ft
(0.56 $)
672.09 Ft
(1.85 $)
     +233.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 230.96 Ft
(0.64 $)
633.17 Ft
(1.74 $)
     +174.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 516.95 Ft
(1.42 $)
1,045.95 Ft
(2.88 $)
     +102.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 172.61 Ft
(0.47 $)
889.03 Ft
(2.45 $)
     +415.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(5.50 $)
7,271.57 Ft
(20.00 $)
     +263.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 392.59 Ft
(1.08 $)
870.40 Ft
(2.39 $)
     +121.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 549.25 Ft
(1.51 $)
1,391.74 Ft
(3.83 $)
     +153.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,200.00 Ft
(6.05 $)
6,180.83 Ft
(17.00 $)
     +180.9 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 450.00 Ft
(1.24 $)
1,054.38 Ft
(2.90 $)
     +134.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(26.13 $)
47,992.36 Ft
(132.00 $)
     +405.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,100.00 Ft
(3.03 $)
1,817.89 Ft
(5.00 $)
     +65.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 Ft
(1.95 $)
1,181.63 Ft
(3.25 $)
     +66.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,600.00 Ft
(18.15 $)
10,907.36 Ft
(30.00 $)
     +65.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,357.37 Ft
(6.48 $)
1,426.06 Ft
(3.92 $)
     -39.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,815,644.50 Ft
(29,747.76 $)
10,180,198.00 Ft
(28,000.00 $)
     -5.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,074,438.83 Ft
(27,709.12 $)
9,411,840.10 Ft
(25,886.68 $)
     -6.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 55,601.07 Ft
(152.93 $)
60,392.65 Ft
(166.11 $)
     +8.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 8,680.00 Ft
(23.87 $)
22,420.67 Ft
(61.67 $)
     +158.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,180.43 Ft
(17.00 $)
25,097.61 Ft
(69.03 $)
     +306.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,997.44 Ft
(49.50 $)
41,580.88 Ft
(114.37 $)
     +131.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,439.13 Ft
(14.96 $)
23,935.58 Ft
(65.83 $)
     +340.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,500.00 Ft
(6.88 $)
7,271.57 Ft
(20.00 $)
     +190.9 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 149,545.45 Ft
(411.32 $)
1,111,804.41 Ft
(3,057.95 $)
     +643.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,664,044.99 Ft
(10,077.73 $)
22,996,340.13 Ft
(63,250.00 $)
     +527.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27,940.27 Ft
(76.85 $)
25,080.72 Ft
(68.98 $)
     -10.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,848.48 Ft
(32.59 $)
16,514.12 Ft
(45.42 $)
     +39.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 32,756.10 Ft
(90.09 $)
35,317.14 Ft
(97.14 $)
     +7.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 35,043.71 Ft
(96.39 $)
59,713.44 Ft
(164.24 $)
     +70.4 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 230,183.14 Ft
(633.10 $)
1,498,230.90 Ft
(4,120.79 $)
     +550.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 179,219.60 Ft
(492.93 $)
989,129.29 Ft
(2,720.54 $)
     +451.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 403,650.41 Ft
(1,110.22 $)
2,957,463.20 Ft
(8,134.32 $)
     +632.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 299,162.70 Ft
(822.83 $)
1,531,974.37 Ft
(4,213.60 $)
     +412.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129,156.81 Ft
(355.24 $)
571,110.97 Ft
(1,570.81 $)
     +342.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 88,183.81 Ft
(242.54 $)
423,447.92 Ft
(1,164.67 $)
     +380.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 417,218.83 Ft
(1,147.53 $)
2,311,594.73 Ft
(6,357.90 $)
     +454.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.94 6.65      -33.2 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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