Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 81.74% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 96.58% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 140.74% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 139.41% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 93.98% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 63.57% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(5.49 €)
4,732.83 Ft
(13.00 €)
     +136.64 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(32.96 €)
26,212.58 Ft
(72.00 €)
     +118.44 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.39 €)
2,912.51 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +82.03 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 Ft
(1.37 €)
2,184.38 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +336.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 Ft
(1.65 €)
2,548.44 Ft
(7.00 €)
     +324.74 %
Cappuccino (regular) 500.81 Ft
(1.38 €)
1,480.76 Ft
(4.07 €)
     +195.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 341.80 Ft
(0.94 €)
950.21 Ft
(2.61 €)
     +178.00 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 267.06 Ft
(0.73 €)
645.64 Ft
(1.77 €)
     +141.76 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 960.92 Ft
(2.64 €)
1,323.63 Ft
(3.64 €)
     +37.75 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 231.76 Ft
(0.64 €)
717.13 Ft
(1.97 €)
     +209.43 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 179.21 Ft
(0.49 €)
369.77 Ft
(1.02 €)
     +106.33 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 575.16 Ft
(1.58 €)
887.13 Ft
(2.44 €)
     +54.24 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 968.50 Ft
(2.66 €)
1,194.00 Ft
(3.28 €)
     +23.28 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 690.81 Ft
(1.90 €)
1,804.61 Ft
(4.96 €)
     +161.23 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,201.63 Ft
(3.30 €)
2,395.80 Ft
(6.58 €)
     +99.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 223.79 Ft
(0.61 €)
406.36 Ft
(1.12 €)
     +81.58 %
Banana (1 lb) 201.88 Ft
(0.55 €)
263.10 Ft
(0.72 €)
     +30.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 243.54 Ft
(0.67 €)
351.74 Ft
(0.97 €)
     +44.43 %
Tomato (1 lb) 252.80 Ft
(0.69 €)
479.47 Ft
(1.32 €)
     +89.66 %
Potato (1 lb) 126.72 Ft
(0.35 €)
172.05 Ft
(0.47 €)
     +35.77 %
Onion (1 lb) 133.78 Ft
(0.37 €)
217.15 Ft
(0.60 €)
     +62.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 333.38 Ft
(0.92 €)
603.52 Ft
(1.66 €)
     +81.03 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 116.54 Ft
(0.32 €)
547.46 Ft
(1.50 €)
     +369.77 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.12 €)
4,368.76 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +191.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 270.15 Ft
(0.74 €)
945.70 Ft
(2.60 €)
     +250.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 384.27 Ft
(1.06 €)
1,057.60 Ft
(2.90 €)
     +175.23 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.12 €)
3,094.54 Ft
(8.50 €)
     +106.30 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.96 €)
1,019.38 Ft
(2.80 €)
     +191.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(26.09 €)
21,734.59 Ft
(59.70 €)
     +128.79 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(1.92 €)
2,147.98 Ft
(5.90 €)
     +206.85 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(1.33 €)
585.90 Ft
(1.61 €)
     +21.35 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(12.36 €)
16,382.86 Ft
(45.00 €)
     +264.06 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,447.29 Ft
(3.98 €)
2,039.87 Ft
(5.60 €)
     +40.94 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,789,970.00 Ft
(18,650.51 €)
9,101,589.15 Ft
(25,000.00 €)
     +34.04 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,775,136.01 Ft
(18,609.76 €)
9,183,902.19 Ft
(25,226.10 €)
     +35.55 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 48,719.28 Ft
(133.82 €)
32,238.61 Ft
(88.55 €)
     -33.83 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.74 Ft
(0.08 €)
25.73 Ft
(0.07 €)
     -7.23 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,593.31 Ft
(12.62 €)
7,946.39 Ft
(21.83 €)
     +73.00 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 12,982.51 Ft
(35.66 €)
14,561.29 Ft
(40.00 €)
     +12.16 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,713.56 Ft
(10.20 €)
9,647.68 Ft
(26.50 €)
     +159.80 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,925.00 Ft
(5.29 €)
5,460.95 Ft
(15.00 €)
     +183.69 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 106,666.67 Ft
(292.99 €)
118,251.31 Ft
(324.81 €)
     +10.86 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,476,937.97 Ft
(6,803.59 €)
2,311,803.65 Ft
(6,350.00 €)
     -6.67 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 21,798.72 Ft
(59.88 €)
31,222.09 Ft
(85.76 €)
     +43.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,253.72 Ft
(25.42 €)
13,153.50 Ft
(36.13 €)
     +42.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,656.85 Ft
(64.98 €)
30,610.46 Ft
(84.08 €)
     +29.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27,436.84 Ft
(75.36 €)
44,282.27 Ft
(121.63 €)
     +61.40 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 154,715.93 Ft
(424.97 €)
357,429.52 Ft
(981.78 €)
     +131.02 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 120,675.60 Ft
(331.47 €)
285,089.78 Ft
(783.08 €)
     +136.24 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 286,666.79 Ft
(787.41 €)
706,785.47 Ft
(1,941.38 €)
     +146.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 205,374.40 Ft
(564.12 €)
500,901.25 Ft
(1,375.86 €)
     +143.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 95,665.62 Ft
(262.77 €)
274,901.86 Ft
(755.09 €)
     +187.36 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,763.75 Ft
(175.14 €)
160,597.76 Ft
(441.13 €)
     +151.86 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 297,966.63 Ft
(818.45 €)
958,091.08 Ft
(2,631.66 €)
     +221.54 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.91 1.10      -77.49 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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