Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 80.36% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 128.34% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 149.17% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 88.24% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 70.19% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(5.53 €)
4,701.79 Ft
(13.00 €)
     +135.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(33.18 €)
28,934.10 Ft
(80.00 €)
     +141.12 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.42 €)
2,893.41 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +80.84 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 Ft
(1.38 €)
2,170.06 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +334.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 570.00 Ft
(1.58 €)
2,531.73 Ft
(7.00 €)
     +344.16 %
Cappuccino (regular) 486.96 Ft
(1.35 €)
1,437.66 Ft
(3.98 €)
     +195.23 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 334.01 Ft
(0.92 €)
998.57 Ft
(2.76 €)
     +198.97 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 268.20 Ft
(0.74 €)
652.61 Ft
(1.80 €)
     +143.33 %
Markets
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 947.96 Ft
(2.62 €)
1,311.99 Ft
(3.63 €)
     +38.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 229.58 Ft
(0.63 €)
708.46 Ft
(1.96 €)
     +208.59 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 173.96 Ft
(0.48 €)
371.83 Ft
(1.03 €)
     +113.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 570.20 Ft
(1.58 €)
856.80 Ft
(2.37 €)
     +50.26 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 949.11 Ft
(2.62 €)
1,068.93 Ft
(2.96 €)
     +12.62 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 694.39 Ft
(1.92 €)
1,707.23 Ft
(4.72 €)
     +145.86 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,215.46 Ft
(3.36 €)
2,413.83 Ft
(6.67 €)
     +98.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 221.58 Ft
(0.61 €)
378.96 Ft
(1.05 €)
     +71.03 %
Banana (1 lb) 202.37 Ft
(0.56 €)
259.40 Ft
(0.72 €)
     +28.18 %
Oranges (1 lb) 241.63 Ft
(0.67 €)
346.30 Ft
(0.96 €)
     +43.32 %
Tomato (1 lb) 249.10 Ft
(0.69 €)
438.47 Ft
(1.21 €)
     +76.02 %
Potato (1 lb) 127.36 Ft
(0.35 €)
164.25 Ft
(0.45 €)
     +28.97 %
Onion (1 lb) 133.61 Ft
(0.37 €)
217.05 Ft
(0.60 €)
     +62.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 339.29 Ft
(0.94 €)
580.65 Ft
(1.61 €)
     +71.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 115.39 Ft
(0.32 €)
532.72 Ft
(1.47 €)
     +361.68 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.15 €)
4,340.12 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +189.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 268.03 Ft
(0.74 €)
1,004.43 Ft
(2.78 €)
     +274.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 383.58 Ft
(1.06 €)
1,122.85 Ft
(3.10 €)
     +192.73 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.15 €)
2,893.41 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +92.89 %
Transportation
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.97 €)
1,012.69 Ft
(2.80 €)
     +189.34 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(26.27 €)
21,592.07 Ft
(59.70 €)
     +127.28 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(1.94 €)
2,350.90 Ft
(6.50 €)
     +235.84 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(1.33 €)
582.06 Ft
(1.61 €)
     +20.56 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(12.44 €)
16,644.34 Ft
(46.02 €)
     +269.87 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,438.10 Ft
(3.98 €)
2,074.07 Ft
(5.73 €)
     +44.22 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,500,000.00 Ft
(17,971.87 €)
8,680,230.37 Ft
(24,000.00 €)
     +33.54 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,492,316.15 Ft
(17,950.63 €)
9,128,457.34 Ft
(25,239.30 €)
     +40.60 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 49,655.92 Ft
(137.29 €)
32,898.67 Ft
(90.96 €)
     -33.75 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 28.26 Ft
(0.08 €)
25.05 Ft
(0.07 €)
     -11.34 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,583.80 Ft
(12.67 €)
7,794.64 Ft
(21.55 €)
     +70.05 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,208.66 Ft
(36.52 €)
14,234.19 Ft
(39.36 €)
     +7.76 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,420.00 Ft
(12.22 €)
9,475.92 Ft
(26.20 €)
     +114.39 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,900.00 Ft
(5.25 €)
5,425.14 Ft
(15.00 €)
     +185.53 %
Childcare
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 103,700.78 Ft
(286.72 €)
122,478.05 Ft
(338.64 €)
     +18.11 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,664,375.10 Ft
(7,366.74 €)
2,366,396.14 Ft
(6,542.86 €)
     -11.18 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 20,829.00 Ft
(57.59 €)
30,456.98 Ft
(84.21 €)
     +46.22 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,088.22 Ft
(25.13 €)
12,921.44 Ft
(35.73 €)
     +42.18 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,770.00 Ft
(65.72 €)
31,061.61 Ft
(85.88 €)
     +30.68 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27,219.92 Ft
(75.26 €)
44,076.67 Ft
(121.87 €)
     +61.93 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 160,630.03 Ft
(444.13 €)
353,239.34 Ft
(976.67 €)
     +119.91 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 122,034.55 Ft
(337.41 €)
278,859.78 Ft
(771.02 €)
     +128.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 293,189.20 Ft
(810.64 €)
683,475.40 Ft
(1,889.74 €)
     +133.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 212,470.05 Ft
(587.46 €)
484,455.84 Ft
(1,339.47 €)
     +128.01 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 96,221.70 Ft
(266.04 €)
273,224.81 Ft
(755.44 €)
     +183.95 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63,374.84 Ft
(175.23 €)
153,938.03 Ft
(425.62 €)
     +142.90 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest[ Edit ] Helsinki[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 284,209.46 Ft
(785.81 €)
931,953.12 Ft
(2,576.76 €)
     +227.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.95 1.21      -75.58 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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