Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Vienna 

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Consumer Prices in Vienna are 56.15% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Vienna are 68.88% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Vienna are 107.81% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Vienna are 85.63% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Vienna are 65.87% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Vienna is 58.54% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(5.53 €)
3,975.58 Ft
(11.00 €)
     +98.78 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(33.20 €)
18,070.80 Ft
(50.00 €)
     +50.59 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.43 €)
2,927.47 Ft
(8.10 €)
     +82.97 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 550.00 Ft
(1.52 €)
1,445.66 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +162.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 Ft
(1.66 €)
1,445.66 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +140.94 %
Cappuccino (regular) 494.16 Ft
(1.37 €)
1,190.82 Ft
(3.29 €)
     +140.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 334.64 Ft
(0.93 €)
942.26 Ft
(2.61 €)
     +181.58 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 264.56 Ft
(0.73 €)
780.06 Ft
(2.16 €)
     +194.85 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 976.37 Ft
(2.70 €)
1,553.56 Ft
(4.30 €)
     +59.12 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 240.56 Ft
(0.67 €)
529.91 Ft
(1.47 €)
     +120.28 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 184.22 Ft
(0.51 €)
312.86 Ft
(0.87 €)
     +69.83 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 587.82 Ft
(1.63 €)
1,137.46 Ft
(3.15 €)
     +93.50 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,018.86 Ft
(2.82 €)
1,824.79 Ft
(5.05 €)
     +79.10 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 703.94 Ft
(1.95 €)
1,535.84 Ft
(4.25 €)
     +118.18 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,247.21 Ft
(3.45 €)
2,092.09 Ft
(5.79 €)
     +67.74 %
Apples (1 lb) 219.61 Ft
(0.61 €)
341.16 Ft
(0.94 €)
     +55.35 %
Banana (1 lb) 204.53 Ft
(0.57 €)
303.77 Ft
(0.84 €)
     +48.52 %
Oranges (1 lb) 243.53 Ft
(0.67 €)
367.16 Ft
(1.02 €)
     +50.76 %
Tomato (1 lb) 299.97 Ft
(0.83 €)
386.10 Ft
(1.07 €)
     +28.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 132.17 Ft
(0.37 €)
264.50 Ft
(0.73 €)
     +100.13 %
Onion (1 lb) 132.67 Ft
(0.37 €)
222.78 Ft
(0.62 €)
     +67.92 %
Lettuce (1 head) 323.21 Ft
(0.89 €)
422.86 Ft
(1.17 €)
     +30.83 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 118.42 Ft
(0.33 €)
251.26 Ft
(0.70 €)
     +112.18 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.15 €)
2,168.50 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +44.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 276.95 Ft
(0.77 €)
366.16 Ft
(1.01 €)
     +32.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 387.85 Ft
(1.07 €)
618.84 Ft
(1.71 €)
     +59.56 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,655.00 Ft
(4.58 €)
2,005.86 Ft
(5.55 €)
     +21.20 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.97 €)
867.40 Ft
(2.40 €)
     +147.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(26.29 €)
16,986.56 Ft
(47.00 €)
     +78.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(1.94 €)
1,445.66 Ft
(4.00 €)
     +106.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(1.34 €)
825.93 Ft
(2.29 €)
     +71.07 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(12.45 €)
10,047.37 Ft
(27.80 €)
     +123.27 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,557.05 Ft
(4.31 €)
1,640.32 Ft
(4.54 €)
     +5.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,352,300.33 Ft
(20,343.03 €)
8,478,821.70 Ft
(23,460.00 €)
     +15.32 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,109,783.49 Ft
(19,672.02 €)
7,334,681.59 Ft
(20,294.29 €)
     +3.16 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 48,996.77 Ft
(135.57 €)
66,967.70 Ft
(185.29 €)
     +36.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.62 Ft
(0.08 €)
21.68 Ft
(0.06 €)
     -21.49 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,385.94 Ft
(12.14 €)
11,766.10 Ft
(32.56 €)
     +168.27 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,155.19 Ft
(36.40 €)
9,708.38 Ft
(26.86 €)
     -26.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,846.17 Ft
(10.64 €)
7,589.59 Ft
(21.00 €)
     +97.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,975.00 Ft
(5.46 €)
3,975.58 Ft
(11.00 €)
     +101.30 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 104,000.00 Ft
(287.76 €)
92,695.37 Ft
(256.48 €)
     -10.87 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,656,373.25 Ft
(7,349.90 €)
4,595,147.56 Ft
(12,714.29 €)
     +72.99 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22,575.24 Ft
(62.46 €)
27,806.45 Ft
(76.94 €)
     +23.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 10,034.80 Ft
(27.77 €)
11,777.18 Ft
(32.59 €)
     +17.36 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,799.94 Ft
(65.85 €)
30,298.72 Ft
(83.83 €)
     +27.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28,271.10 Ft
(78.22 €)
42,218.75 Ft
(116.81 €)
     +49.34 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 150,546.88 Ft
(416.55 €)
320,417.96 Ft
(886.56 €)
     +112.84 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 117,885.39 Ft
(326.18 €)
244,657.04 Ft
(676.94 €)
     +107.54 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 288,669.54 Ft
(798.72 €)
611,797.14 Ft
(1,692.78 €)
     +111.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 210,731.77 Ft
(583.07 €)
425,464.20 Ft
(1,177.21 €)
     +101.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 98,718.00 Ft
(273.14 €)
256,932.26 Ft
(710.90 €)
     +160.27 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65,262.48 Ft
(180.57 €)
150,577.13 Ft
(416.63 €)
     +130.73 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Vienna Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 306,105.97 Ft
(846.96 €)
819,583.82 Ft
(2,267.70 €)
     +167.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 2.10      -55.31 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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