Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 78.07% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 93.56% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 140.11% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 144.67% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 88.96% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 52.81% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(5.62 €)
4,626.70 Ft
(13.00 €)
     +131.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(33.72 €)
28,471.98 Ft
(80.00 €)
     +137.27 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.50 €)
2,847.20 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +77.95 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 Ft
(1.40 €)
2,135.40 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +327.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 550.00 Ft
(1.55 €)
2,491.30 Ft
(7.00 €)
     +352.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 502.06 Ft
(1.41 €)
1,416.61 Ft
(3.98 €)
     +182.16 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 334.46 Ft
(0.94 €)
928.90 Ft
(2.61 €)
     +177.73 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 264.07 Ft
(0.74 €)
647.14 Ft
(1.82 €)
     +145.07 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 962.06 Ft
(2.70 €)
1,328.23 Ft
(3.73 €)
     +38.06 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 232.98 Ft
(0.65 €)
695.24 Ft
(1.95 €)
     +198.41 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 180.02 Ft
(0.51 €)
356.27 Ft
(1.00 €)
     +97.90 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 582.77 Ft
(1.64 €)
856.13 Ft
(2.41 €)
     +46.91 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 986.87 Ft
(2.77 €)
1,156.88 Ft
(3.25 €)
     +17.23 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 701.32 Ft
(1.97 €)
1,800.82 Ft
(5.06 €)
     +156.77 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,222.10 Ft
(3.43 €)
2,375.13 Ft
(6.67 €)
     +94.35 %
Apples (1 lb) 223.63 Ft
(0.63 €)
387.07 Ft
(1.09 €)
     +73.08 %
Banana (1 lb) 203.58 Ft
(0.57 €)
260.34 Ft
(0.73 €)
     +27.88 %
Oranges (1 lb) 243.38 Ft
(0.68 €)
357.26 Ft
(1.00 €)
     +46.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 274.74 Ft
(0.77 €)
492.26 Ft
(1.38 €)
     +79.17 %
Potato (1 lb) 126.36 Ft
(0.36 €)
166.99 Ft
(0.47 €)
     +32.16 %
Onion (1 lb) 130.53 Ft
(0.37 €)
217.46 Ft
(0.61 €)
     +66.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 325.45 Ft
(0.91 €)
590.31 Ft
(1.66 €)
     +81.38 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 116.45 Ft
(0.33 €)
539.19 Ft
(1.52 €)
     +363.00 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.21 €)
4,270.80 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +184.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 271.20 Ft
(0.76 €)
900.56 Ft
(2.53 €)
     +232.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 386.95 Ft
(1.09 €)
1,140.66 Ft
(3.21 €)
     +194.78 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.50 €)
3,149.71 Ft
(8.85 €)
     +96.86 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.98 €)
996.52 Ft
(2.80 €)
     +184.72 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(26.69 €)
21,247.21 Ft
(59.70 €)
     +123.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(1.97 €)
2,099.81 Ft
(5.90 €)
     +199.97 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(1.36 €)
572.77 Ft
(1.61 €)
     +18.63 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(12.64 €)
16,015.49 Ft
(45.00 €)
     +255.90 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,518.18 Ft
(4.27 €)
2,023.49 Ft
(5.69 €)
     +33.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,077,497.27 Ft
(19,886.21 €)
8,897,493.18 Ft
(25,000.00 €)
     +25.72 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,865,431.96 Ft
(19,290.35 €)
8,994,456.08 Ft
(25,272.44 €)
     +31.01 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 50,226.96 Ft
(141.13 €)
31,102.99 Ft
(87.39 €)
     -38.08 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.43 Ft
(0.08 €)
24.93 Ft
(0.07 €)
     -9.12 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,372.26 Ft
(12.29 €)
8,064.81 Ft
(22.66 €)
     +84.45 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,094.92 Ft
(36.79 €)
14,656.48 Ft
(41.18 €)
     +11.92 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,753.30 Ft
(10.55 €)
9,509.64 Ft
(26.72 €)
     +153.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,950.00 Ft
(5.48 €)
5,338.50 Ft
(15.00 €)
     +173.77 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 104,531.25 Ft
(293.71 €)
115,686.14 Ft
(325.05 €)
     +10.67 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,687,125.21 Ft
(7,550.23 €)
1,850,678.58 Ft
(5,200.00 €)
     -31.13 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 21,846.11 Ft
(61.38 €)
30,443.12 Ft
(85.54 €)
     +39.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,766.36 Ft
(27.44 €)
13,240.70 Ft
(37.20 €)
     +35.57 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,677.65 Ft
(66.53 €)
29,421.04 Ft
(82.67 €)
     +24.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27,776.34 Ft
(78.05 €)
43,117.79 Ft
(121.15 €)
     +55.23 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 151,307.69 Ft
(425.14 €)
359,458.72 Ft
(1,010.00 €)
     +137.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 118,688.25 Ft
(333.49 €)
286,276.84 Ft
(804.38 €)
     +141.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 290,337.30 Ft
(815.78 €)
713,117.60 Ft
(2,003.70 €)
     +145.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 210,813.12 Ft
(592.34 €)
492,784.24 Ft
(1,384.62 €)
     +133.75 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 97,024.00 Ft
(272.62 €)
270,659.91 Ft
(760.49 €)
     +178.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 64,168.12 Ft
(180.30 €)
155,069.65 Ft
(435.71 €)
     +141.66 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 305,169.86 Ft
(857.46 €)
902,621.02 Ft
(2,536.17 €)
     +195.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.68 1.14      -75.55 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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