Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Prague 

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Consumer Prices in Prague are 15.34% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Prague are 25.00% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Prague are 54.53% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Prague are 8.82% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Prague are 18.88% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Prague is 21.63% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Prague Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(142.00 Kč)
2,112.66 Ft
(150.00 Kč)
     +5.63 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(852.01 Kč)
11,267.53 Ft
(800.00 Kč)
     -6.10 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(113.60 Kč)
2,112.66 Ft
(150.00 Kč)
     +32.04 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 550.00 Ft
(39.05 Kč)
563.38 Ft
(40.00 Kč)
     +2.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 Ft
(42.60 Kč)
704.22 Ft
(50.00 Kč)
     +17.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 494.16 Ft
(35.09 Kč)
803.05 Ft
(57.02 Kč)
     +62.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 334.64 Ft
(23.76 Kč)
483.31 Ft
(34.32 Kč)
     +44.43 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 264.56 Ft
(18.78 Kč)
396.99 Ft
(28.19 Kč)
     +50.06 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 976.37 Ft
(69.32 Kč)
1,059.61 Ft
(75.23 Kč)
     +8.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 240.56 Ft
(17.08 Kč)
336.07 Ft
(23.86 Kč)
     +39.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 184.22 Ft
(13.08 Kč)
236.93 Ft
(16.82 Kč)
     +28.62 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 587.82 Ft
(41.74 Kč)
622.14 Ft
(44.17 Kč)
     +5.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,018.86 Ft
(72.34 Kč)
1,388.64 Ft
(98.59 Kč)
     +36.29 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 703.94 Ft
(49.98 Kč)
941.73 Ft
(66.86 Kč)
     +33.78 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,247.21 Ft
(88.55 Kč)
1,599.72 Ft
(113.58 Kč)
     +28.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 219.61 Ft
(15.59 Kč)
248.22 Ft
(17.62 Kč)
     +13.03 %
Banana (1 lb) 204.53 Ft
(14.52 Kč)
206.72 Ft
(14.68 Kč)
     +1.07 %
Oranges (1 lb) 243.53 Ft
(17.29 Kč)
265.20 Ft
(18.83 Kč)
     +8.90 %
Tomato (1 lb) 299.97 Ft
(21.30 Kč)
337.18 Ft
(23.94 Kč)
     +12.40 %
Potato (1 lb) 132.17 Ft
(9.38 Kč)
127.39 Ft
(9.04 Kč)
     -3.62 %
Onion (1 lb) 132.67 Ft
(9.42 Kč)
128.66 Ft
(9.13 Kč)
     -3.03 %
Lettuce (1 head) 323.21 Ft
(22.95 Kč)
379.20 Ft
(26.92 Kč)
     +17.32 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 118.42 Ft
(8.41 Kč)
196.25 Ft
(13.93 Kč)
     +65.73 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(106.50 Kč)
1,690.13 Ft
(120.00 Kč)
     +12.68 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 276.95 Ft
(19.66 Kč)
234.11 Ft
(16.62 Kč)
     -15.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 387.85 Ft
(27.54 Kč)
503.69 Ft
(35.76 Kč)
     +29.87 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,655.00 Ft
(117.51 Kč)
1,676.04 Ft
(119.00 Kč)
     +1.27 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(24.85 Kč)
338.03 Ft
(24.00 Kč)
     -3.42 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(674.50 Kč)
7,746.43 Ft
(550.00 Kč)
     -18.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(49.70 Kč)
563.38 Ft
(40.00 Kč)
     -19.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(34.28 Kč)
634.67 Ft
(45.06 Kč)
     +31.45 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(319.50 Kč)
5,070.39 Ft
(360.00 Kč)
     +12.68 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,557.05 Ft
(110.55 Kč)
1,602.97 Ft
(113.81 Kč)
     +2.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,352,300.33 Ft
(522,016.86 Kč)
7,042,205.75 Ft
(500,000.00 Kč)
     -4.22 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,109,783.49 Ft
(504,798.05 Kč)
7,449,526.93 Ft
(528,920.00 Kč)
     +4.78 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 48,996.77 Ft
(3,478.79 Kč)
71,072.78 Ft
(5,046.20 Kč)
     +45.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.62 Ft
(1.96 Kč)
47.28 Ft
(3.36 Kč)
     +71.17 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,385.94 Ft
(311.40 Kč)
7,162.96 Ft
(508.57 Kč)
     +63.32 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,155.19 Ft
(934.03 Kč)
12,493.81 Ft
(887.07 Kč)
     -5.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,846.17 Ft
(273.08 Kč)
4,326.73 Ft
(307.20 Kč)
     +12.49 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,975.00 Ft
(140.23 Kč)
2,816.88 Ft
(200.00 Kč)
     +42.63 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 104,000.00 Ft
(7,384.05 Kč)
214,211.83 Ft
(15,209.14 Kč)
     +105.97 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,656,373.25 Ft
(188,603.78 Kč)
3,552,375.68 Ft
(252,220.38 Kč)
     +33.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22,575.24 Ft
(1,602.85 Kč)
25,039.48 Ft
(1,777.82 Kč)
     +10.92 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 10,034.80 Ft
(712.48 Kč)
12,048.31 Ft
(855.44 Kč)
     +20.07 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,799.94 Ft
(1,689.81 Kč)
26,936.82 Ft
(1,912.53 Kč)
     +13.18 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28,271.10 Ft
(2,007.26 Kč)
32,967.02 Ft
(2,340.67 Kč)
     +16.61 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 150,546.88 Ft
(10,688.90 Kč)
250,966.67 Ft
(17,818.75 Kč)
     +66.70 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 117,885.39 Ft
(8,369.92 Kč)
192,200.91 Ft
(13,646.36 Kč)
     +63.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 288,669.54 Ft
(20,495.68 Kč)
434,953.59 Ft
(30,881.91 Kč)
     +50.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 210,731.77 Ft
(14,962.06 Kč)
312,441.18 Ft
(22,183.47 Kč)
     +48.26 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 98,718.00 Ft
(7,009.03 Kč)
183,896.34 Ft
(13,056.73 Kč)
     +86.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65,262.48 Ft
(4,633.67 Kč)
126,790.60 Ft
(9,002.19 Kč)
     +94.28 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Prague Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 306,105.97 Ft
(21,733.67 Kč)
465,400.45 Ft
(33,043.66 Kč)
     +52.04 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 2.32      -50.74 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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