Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 50.6% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 55.2% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 69.8% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 71.6% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 58.3% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 72.3% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 Ft
(10.18 €)
5,894.99 Ft
(15.00 €)
     +47.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 Ft
(50.89 €)
35,369.93 Ft
(90.00 €)
     +76.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 Ft
(7.63 €)
3,929.99 Ft
(10.00 €)
     +31.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.54 €)
3,143.99 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +214.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.54 €)
3,143.99 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +214.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 839.57 Ft
(2.14 €)
1,770.01 Ft
(4.50 €)
     +110.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 566.41 Ft
(1.44 €)
1,013.46 Ft
(2.58 €)
     +78.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 441.46 Ft
(1.12 €)
709.40 Ft
(1.81 €)
     +60.7 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,467.37 Ft
(3.73 €)
1,711.88 Ft
(4.36 €)
     +16.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 510.43 Ft
(1.30 €)
1,016.87 Ft
(2.59 €)
     +99.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 347.86 Ft
(0.89 €)
439.07 Ft
(1.12 €)
     +26.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 873.46 Ft
(2.22 €)
1,124.17 Ft
(2.86 €)
     +28.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,641.09 Ft
(4.18 €)
1,405.85 Ft
(3.58 €)
     -14.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 936.36 Ft
(2.38 €)
1,972.34 Ft
(5.02 €)
     +110.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,093.66 Ft
(5.33 €)
3,654.29 Ft
(9.30 €)
     +74.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 259.47 Ft
(0.66 €)
428.61 Ft
(1.09 €)
     +65.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 303.83 Ft
(0.77 €)
303.74 Ft
(0.77 €)
     -0.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 326.77 Ft
(0.83 €)
401.64 Ft
(1.02 €)
     +22.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 484.89 Ft
(1.23 €)
690.00 Ft
(1.76 €)
     +42.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 201.84 Ft
(0.51 €)
225.02 Ft
(0.57 €)
     +11.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 230.96 Ft
(0.59 €)
319.09 Ft
(0.81 €)
     +38.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 516.95 Ft
(1.32 €)
767.03 Ft
(1.95 €)
     +48.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 172.61 Ft
(0.44 €)
681.46 Ft
(1.73 €)
     +294.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(5.09 €)
5,875.34 Ft
(14.95 €)
     +193.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 392.59 Ft
(1.00 €)
1,060.05 Ft
(2.70 €)
     +170.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 549.25 Ft
(1.40 €)
1,260.99 Ft
(3.21 €)
     +129.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,200.00 Ft
(5.60 €)
4,047.89 Ft
(10.30 €)
     +84.0 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 450.00 Ft
(1.15 €)
1,218.30 Ft
(3.10 €)
     +170.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(24.17 €)
27,509.94 Ft
(70.00 €)
     +189.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,100.00 Ft
(2.80 €)
2,711.69 Ft
(6.90 €)
     +146.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 Ft
(1.80 €)
774.78 Ft
(1.97 €)
     +9.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,600.00 Ft
(16.79 €)
22,165.16 Ft
(56.40 €)
     +235.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,357.37 Ft
(6.00 €)
2,861.86 Ft
(7.28 €)
     +21.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,815,644.50 Ft
(27,520.78 €)
12,672,259.42 Ft
(32,245.00 €)
     +17.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,074,438.83 Ft
(25,634.76 €)
13,622,007.50 Ft
(34,661.67 €)
     +35.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 55,601.07 Ft
(141.48 €)
43,035.63 Ft
(109.51 €)
     -22.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 8,680.00 Ft
(22.09 €)
9,524.24 Ft
(24.23 €)
     +9.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,180.43 Ft
(15.73 €)
7,492.81 Ft
(19.07 €)
     +21.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,997.44 Ft
(45.80 €)
16,414.79 Ft
(41.77 €)
     -8.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,439.13 Ft
(13.84 €)
10,402.92 Ft
(26.47 €)
     +91.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,500.00 Ft
(6.36 €)
6,680.99 Ft
(17.00 €)
     +167.2 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 149,545.45 Ft
(380.52 €)
124,762.13 Ft
(317.46 €)
     -16.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,664,044.99 Ft
(9,323.29 €)
3,435,913.46 Ft
(8,742.80 €)
     -6.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27,940.27 Ft
(71.09 €)
30,374.40 Ft
(77.29 €)
     +8.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,848.48 Ft
(30.15 €)
11,409.47 Ft
(29.03 €)
     -3.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 32,756.10 Ft
(83.35 €)
27,844.63 Ft
(70.85 €)
     -15.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 35,043.71 Ft
(89.17 €)
35,550.71 Ft
(90.46 €)
     +1.4 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 230,183.14 Ft
(585.71 €)
383,488.63 Ft
(975.80 €)
     +66.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 179,219.60 Ft
(456.03 €)
313,572.71 Ft
(797.90 €)
     +75.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 403,650.41 Ft
(1,027.10 €)
686,365.84 Ft
(1,746.48 €)
     +70.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 299,162.70 Ft
(761.23 €)
505,367.87 Ft
(1,285.93 €)
     +68.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129,156.81 Ft
(328.64 €)
268,660.26 Ft
(683.62 €)
     +108.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 88,183.81 Ft
(224.39 €)
157,513.59 Ft
(400.80 €)
     +78.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 417,218.83 Ft
(1,061.63 €)
1,115,673.04 Ft
(2,838.87 €)
     +167.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.94 3.37      -66.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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