Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Beijing 

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Consumer Prices in Beijing are 5.64% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 34.50% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Beijing are 120.54% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Beijing are 3.30% lower than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Beijing are 26.84% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Beijing is 6.88% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(43.43 ¥)
1,611.69 Ft
(35.00 ¥)
     -19.42 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(260.60 ¥)
9,209.65 Ft
(200.00 ¥)
     -23.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(34.75 ¥)
1,611.69 Ft
(35.00 ¥)
     +0.73 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 Ft
(10.86 ¥)
552.58 Ft
(12.00 ¥)
     +10.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 Ft
(13.03 ¥)
1,151.21 Ft
(25.00 ¥)
     +91.87 %
Cappuccino (regular) 496.40 Ft
(10.78 ¥)
1,319.52 Ft
(28.66 ¥)
     +165.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 344.48 Ft
(7.48 ¥)
161.17 Ft
(3.50 ¥)
     -53.21 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 266.80 Ft
(5.79 ¥)
103.61 Ft
(2.25 ¥)
     -61.17 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 962.78 Ft
(20.91 ¥)
2,115.20 Ft
(45.93 ¥)
     +119.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 230.50 Ft
(5.01 ¥)
475.79 Ft
(10.33 ¥)
     +106.42 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 178.89 Ft
(3.88 ¥)
156.00 Ft
(3.39 ¥)
     -12.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 573.22 Ft
(12.45 ¥)
619.56 Ft
(13.45 ¥)
     +8.08 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 971.09 Ft
(21.09 ¥)
2,297.59 Ft
(49.90 ¥)
     +136.60 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 687.15 Ft
(14.92 ¥)
470.03 Ft
(10.21 ¥)
     -31.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,200.93 Ft
(26.08 ¥)
1,557.94 Ft
(33.83 ¥)
     +29.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 224.25 Ft
(4.87 ¥)
277.73 Ft
(6.03 ¥)
     +23.84 %
Banana (1 lb) 202.22 Ft
(4.39 ¥)
204.46 Ft
(4.44 ¥)
     +1.11 %
Oranges (1 lb) 242.95 Ft
(5.28 ¥)
267.39 Ft
(5.81 ¥)
     +10.06 %
Tomato (1 lb) 258.67 Ft
(5.62 ¥)
179.76 Ft
(3.90 ¥)
     -30.51 %
Potato (1 lb) 126.03 Ft
(2.74 ¥)
119.89 Ft
(2.60 ¥)
     -4.87 %
Onion (1 lb) 133.68 Ft
(2.90 ¥)
114.88 Ft
(2.49 ¥)
     -14.06 %
Lettuce (1 head) 339.59 Ft
(7.37 ¥)
232.16 Ft
(5.04 ¥)
     -31.64 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 116.41 Ft
(2.53 ¥)
200.64 Ft
(4.36 ¥)
     +72.35 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(32.57 ¥)
4,604.83 Ft
(100.00 ¥)
     +206.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 269.28 Ft
(5.85 ¥)
255.01 Ft
(5.54 ¥)
     -5.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 375.74 Ft
(8.16 ¥)
661.12 Ft
(14.36 ¥)
     +75.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,500.00 Ft
(32.57 ¥)
920.97 Ft
(20.00 ¥)
     -38.60 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(7.60 ¥)
184.19 Ft
(4.00 ¥)
     -47.37 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(206.31 ¥)
9,209.65 Ft
(200.00 ¥)
     -3.06 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(15.20 ¥)
598.63 Ft
(13.00 ¥)
     -14.48 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(10.48 ¥)
170.45 Ft
(3.70 ¥)
     -64.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(97.72 ¥)
2,302.41 Ft
(50.00 ¥)
     -48.84 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,439.00 Ft
(31.25 ¥)
1,209.49 Ft
(26.27 ¥)
     -15.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,789,485.00 Ft
(147,442.82 ¥)
6,907,238.70 Ft
(150,000.00 ¥)
     +1.73 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,722,533.37 Ft
(145,988.87 ¥)
5,547,085.72 Ft
(120,462.44 ¥)
     -17.49 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 48,993.91 Ft
(1,063.97 ¥)
18,204.84 Ft
(395.34 ¥)
     -62.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.41 Ft
(0.60 ¥)
8.67 Ft
(0.19 ¥)
     -68.39 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,551.37 Ft
(98.84 ¥)
5,063.39 Ft
(109.96 ¥)
     +11.25 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 12,849.61 Ft
(279.05 ¥)
16,310.91 Ft
(354.21 ¥)
     +26.94 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,901.52 Ft
(84.73 ¥)
7,890.50 Ft
(171.35 ¥)
     +102.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,925.00 Ft
(41.80 ¥)
2,302.41 Ft
(50.00 ¥)
     +19.61 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 106,666.67 Ft
(2,316.41 ¥)
226,441.89 Ft
(4,917.49 ¥)
     +112.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,430,418.82 Ft
(52,779.82 ¥)
7,360,602.22 Ft
(159,845.40 ¥)
     +202.85 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22,040.06 Ft
(478.63 ¥)
21,949.08 Ft
(476.65 ¥)
     -0.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,271.59 Ft
(201.35 ¥)
11,110.19 Ft
(241.27 ¥)
     +19.83 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,442.56 Ft
(509.09 ¥)
26,262.86 Ft
(570.33 ¥)
     +12.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27,403.33 Ft
(595.10 ¥)
31,499.10 Ft
(684.05 ¥)
     +14.95 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 154,702.88 Ft
(3,359.58 ¥)
340,901.01 Ft
(7,403.12 ¥)
     +120.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 117,632.39 Ft
(2,554.55 ¥)
188,797.86 Ft
(4,100.00 ¥)
     +60.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 289,033.81 Ft
(6,276.76 ¥)
732,167.30 Ft
(15,900.00 ¥)
     +153.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 204,707.95 Ft
(4,445.51 ¥)
439,668.77 Ft
(9,548.00 ¥)
     +114.78 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 95,456.63 Ft
(2,072.97 ¥)
434,556.78 Ft
(9,436.99 ¥)
     +355.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,529.89 Ft
(1,379.64 ¥)
212,411.38 Ft
(4,612.80 ¥)
     +234.35 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Beijing Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 298,530.52 Ft
(6,482.99 ¥)
429,149.50 Ft
(9,319.56 ¥)
     +43.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.84 5.26      +8.73 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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