Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Berlin 

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Consumer Prices in Berlin are 57.57% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Berlin are 74.16% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Berlin are 124.91% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Berlin are 74.30% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Berlin are 54.11% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Berlin is 79.75% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(5.53 €)
3,614.16 Ft
(10.00 €)
     +80.71 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(33.20 €)
18,070.80 Ft
(50.00 €)
     +50.59 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(4.43 €)
2,891.33 Ft
(8.00 €)
     +80.71 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 550.00 Ft
(1.52 €)
1,301.10 Ft
(3.60 €)
     +136.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 Ft
(1.66 €)
1,264.96 Ft
(3.50 €)
     +110.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 494.16 Ft
(1.37 €)
1,055.33 Ft
(2.92 €)
     +113.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 334.64 Ft
(0.93 €)
748.90 Ft
(2.07 €)
     +123.79 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 264.56 Ft
(0.73 €)
672.06 Ft
(1.86 €)
     +154.03 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 976.37 Ft
(2.70 €)
1,292.57 Ft
(3.58 €)
     +32.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 240.56 Ft
(0.67 €)
416.40 Ft
(1.15 €)
     +73.09 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 184.22 Ft
(0.51 €)
302.12 Ft
(0.84 €)
     +64.00 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 587.82 Ft
(1.63 €)
834.38 Ft
(2.31 €)
     +41.95 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,018.86 Ft
(2.82 €)
1,811.16 Ft
(5.01 €)
     +77.76 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 703.94 Ft
(1.95 €)
1,152.93 Ft
(3.19 €)
     +63.78 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,247.21 Ft
(3.45 €)
1,950.90 Ft
(5.40 €)
     +56.42 %
Apples (1 lb) 219.61 Ft
(0.61 €)
394.70 Ft
(1.09 €)
     +79.73 %
Banana (1 lb) 204.53 Ft
(0.57 €)
253.35 Ft
(0.70 €)
     +23.87 %
Oranges (1 lb) 243.53 Ft
(0.67 €)
374.38 Ft
(1.04 €)
     +53.73 %
Tomato (1 lb) 299.97 Ft
(0.83 €)
317.41 Ft
(0.88 €)
     +5.81 %
Potato (1 lb) 132.17 Ft
(0.37 €)
232.19 Ft
(0.64 €)
     +75.68 %
Onion (1 lb) 132.67 Ft
(0.37 €)
242.43 Ft
(0.67 €)
     +82.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 323.21 Ft
(0.89 €)
377.29 Ft
(1.04 €)
     +16.73 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 118.42 Ft
(0.33 €)
203.25 Ft
(0.56 €)
     +71.64 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(4.15 €)
2,168.50 Ft
(6.00 €)
     +44.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 276.95 Ft
(0.77 €)
289.01 Ft
(0.80 €)
     +4.36 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 387.85 Ft
(1.07 €)
618.16 Ft
(1.71 €)
     +59.38 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,655.00 Ft
(4.58 €)
2,529.91 Ft
(7.00 €)
     +52.86 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.97 €)
1,084.25 Ft
(3.00 €)
     +209.79 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(26.29 €)
29,636.12 Ft
(82.00 €)
     +211.96 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(1.94 €)
1,409.52 Ft
(3.90 €)
     +101.36 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(1.34 €)
1,163.29 Ft
(3.22 €)
     +140.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(12.45 €)
11,926.73 Ft
(33.00 €)
     +165.04 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,557.05 Ft
(4.31 €)
1,865.48 Ft
(5.16 €)
     +19.81 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,352,300.33 Ft
(20,343.03 €)
8,175,232.18 Ft
(22,620.00 €)
     +11.19 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,109,783.49 Ft
(19,672.02 €)
9,454,148.23 Ft
(26,158.62 €)
     +32.97 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 48,996.77 Ft
(135.57 €)
82,105.33 Ft
(227.18 €)
     +67.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.62 Ft
(0.08 €)
35.86 Ft
(0.10 €)
     +29.84 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,385.94 Ft
(12.14 €)
11,962.01 Ft
(33.10 €)
     +172.74 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,155.19 Ft
(36.40 €)
11,432.22 Ft
(31.63 €)
     -13.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,846.17 Ft
(10.64 €)
6,686.20 Ft
(18.50 €)
     +73.84 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,975.00 Ft
(5.46 €)
3,614.16 Ft
(10.00 €)
     +83.00 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 104,000.00 Ft
(287.76 €)
37,332.16 Ft
(103.29 €)
     -64.10 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,656,373.25 Ft
(7,349.90 €)
3,081,072.25 Ft
(8,525.00 €)
     +15.99 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22,575.24 Ft
(62.46 €)
29,094.00 Ft
(80.50 €)
     +28.88 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 10,034.80 Ft
(27.77 €)
10,784.66 Ft
(29.84 €)
     +7.47 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,799.94 Ft
(65.85 €)
28,632.19 Ft
(79.22 €)
     +20.30 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28,271.10 Ft
(78.22 €)
38,416.41 Ft
(106.29 €)
     +35.89 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 150,546.88 Ft
(416.55 €)
344,278.14 Ft
(952.58 €)
     +128.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 117,885.39 Ft
(326.18 €)
243,646.91 Ft
(674.15 €)
     +106.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 288,669.54 Ft
(798.72 €)
685,335.28 Ft
(1,896.25 €)
     +137.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 210,731.77 Ft
(583.07 €)
460,429.05 Ft
(1,273.96 €)
     +118.49 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 98,718.00 Ft
(273.14 €)
216,198.28 Ft
(598.20 €)
     +119.01 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65,262.48 Ft
(180.57 €)
133,930.23 Ft
(370.57 €)
     +105.22 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Berlin Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 306,105.97 Ft
(846.96 €)
958,290.66 Ft
(2,651.49 €)
     +213.06 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 1.78      -62.11 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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