Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 73.74% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 91.62% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 151.59% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 109.22% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 72.46% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 54.76% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,850.00 Ft
(7.10 €)
4,816.45 Ft
(12.00 €)
     +69.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 15,000.00 Ft
(37.37 €)
32,109.65 Ft
(80.00 €)
     +114.06 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2,000.00 Ft
(4.98 €)
3,612.34 Ft
(9.00 €)
     +80.62 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 695.00 Ft
(1.73 €)
2,809.59 Ft
(7.00 €)
     +304.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 800.00 Ft
(1.99 €)
3,210.96 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +301.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 618.50 Ft
(1.54 €)
1,636.06 Ft
(4.08 €)
     +164.52 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 409.41 Ft
(1.02 €)
1,050.25 Ft
(2.62 €)
     +156.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 342.86 Ft
(0.85 €)
675.64 Ft
(1.68 €)
     +97.06 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,190.58 Ft
(2.97 €)
1,468.90 Ft
(3.66 €)
     +23.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 338.65 Ft
(0.84 €)
859.91 Ft
(2.14 €)
     +153.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 274.18 Ft
(0.68 €)
392.55 Ft
(0.98 €)
     +43.17 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 824.01 Ft
(2.05 €)
919.54 Ft
(2.29 €)
     +11.59 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,404.78 Ft
(3.50 €)
1,313.34 Ft
(3.27 €)
     -6.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 798.42 Ft
(1.99 €)
1,983.48 Ft
(4.94 €)
     +148.43 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,685.91 Ft
(4.20 €)
2,892.19 Ft
(7.21 €)
     +71.55 %
Apples (1 lb) 222.23 Ft
(0.55 €)
424.20 Ft
(1.06 €)
     +90.88 %
Banana (1 lb) 232.18 Ft
(0.58 €)
302.29 Ft
(0.75 €)
     +30.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 235.08 Ft
(0.59 €)
404.63 Ft
(1.01 €)
     +72.12 %
Tomato (1 lb) 520.72 Ft
(1.30 €)
640.21 Ft
(1.60 €)
     +22.95 %
Potato (1 lb) 177.31 Ft
(0.44 €)
189.50 Ft
(0.47 €)
     +6.88 %
Onion (1 lb) 145.65 Ft
(0.36 €)
252.39 Ft
(0.63 €)
     +73.29 %
Lettuce (1 head) 409.96 Ft
(1.02 €)
762.84 Ft
(1.90 €)
     +86.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 134.41 Ft
(0.33 €)
657.58 Ft
(1.64 €)
     +389.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(3.74 €)
5,217.82 Ft
(13.00 €)
     +247.85 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 299.63 Ft
(0.75 €)
1,038.19 Ft
(2.59 €)
     +246.50 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 428.35 Ft
(1.07 €)
1,128.47 Ft
(2.81 €)
     +163.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,800.00 Ft
(4.48 €)
3,813.02 Ft
(9.50 €)
     +111.83 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.87 €)
1,123.84 Ft
(2.80 €)
     +221.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(23.67 €)
26,089.09 Ft
(65.00 €)
     +174.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.49 €)
2,588.84 Ft
(6.45 €)
     +158.88 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 Ft
(1.60 €)
775.13 Ft
(1.93 €)
     +20.41 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(11.21 €)
19,747.43 Ft
(49.20 €)
     +338.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,816.99 Ft
(4.53 €)
3,359.37 Ft
(8.37 €)
     +84.89 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,600,000.00 Ft
(21,426.58 €)
12,041,117.71 Ft
(30,000.00 €)
     +40.01 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,041,562.47 Ft
(20,035.26 €)
11,634,228.27 Ft
(28,986.25 €)
     +44.68 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 55,331.11 Ft
(137.86 €)
40,136.04 Ft
(100.00 €)
     -27.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 30.41 Ft
(0.08 €)
32.64 Ft
(0.08 €)
     +7.34 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,916.78 Ft
(12.25 €)
8,167.89 Ft
(20.35 €)
     +66.12 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 14,212.15 Ft
(35.41 €)
14,810.17 Ft
(36.90 €)
     +4.21 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,672.06 Ft
(9.15 €)
14,884.16 Ft
(37.08 €)
     +305.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,150.00 Ft
(5.36 €)
6,020.56 Ft
(15.00 €)
     +180.03 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 141,316.52 Ft
(352.08 €)
166,855.49 Ft
(415.71 €)
     +18.07 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,484,230.77 Ft
(8,680.83 €)
2,087,127.07 Ft
(5,200.00 €)
     -40.10 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 26,588.48 Ft
(66.24 €)
35,956.12 Ft
(89.58 €)
     +35.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,897.06 Ft
(29.64 €)
16,255.51 Ft
(40.50 €)
     +36.63 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 27,284.44 Ft
(67.98 €)
30,269.70 Ft
(75.42 €)
     +10.94 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 32,119.05 Ft
(80.02 €)
53,817.11 Ft
(134.08 €)
     +67.56 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 165,925.93 Ft
(413.40 €)
417,425.41 Ft
(1,040.00 €)
     +151.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 133,092.31 Ft
(331.59 €)
332,334.85 Ft
(828.00 €)
     +149.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 310,993.68 Ft
(774.83 €)
824,243.18 Ft
(2,053.57 €)
     +165.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 234,480.00 Ft
(584.20 €)
560,580.92 Ft
(1,396.67 €)
     +139.07 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 120,056.27 Ft
(299.12 €)
339,322.96 Ft
(845.41 €)
     +182.64 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77,309.26 Ft
(192.61 €)
175,021.67 Ft
(436.06 €)
     +126.39 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 355,626.20 Ft
(886.03 €)
1,054,599.89 Ft
(2,627.50 €)
     +196.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.23 1.20      -83.41 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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