Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Warsaw 

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Consumer Prices in Warsaw are 13.48% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Warsaw are 28.96% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Warsaw are 76.27% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Warsaw are 25.64% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Warsaw are 5.73% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Warsaw is 10.99% lower than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 Ft
(25.43 zł)
2,359.76 Ft
(30.00 zł)
     +17.99 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 Ft
(152.56 zł)
14,158.57 Ft
(180.00 zł)
     +17.99 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 Ft
(20.34 zł)
1,730.49 Ft
(22.00 zł)
     +8.16 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 550.00 Ft
(6.99 zł)
786.59 Ft
(10.00 zł)
     +43.02 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 Ft
(7.63 zł)
943.90 Ft
(12.00 zł)
     +57.32 %
Cappuccino (regular) 494.16 Ft
(6.28 zł)
946.01 Ft
(12.03 zł)
     +91.44 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 334.64 Ft
(4.25 zł)
509.23 Ft
(6.47 zł)
     +52.17 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 264.56 Ft
(3.36 zł)
415.60 Ft
(5.28 zł)
     +57.09 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 976.37 Ft
(12.41 zł)
883.92 Ft
(11.24 zł)
     -9.47 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 240.56 Ft
(3.06 zł)
300.91 Ft
(3.83 zł)
     +25.09 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 184.22 Ft
(2.34 zł)
177.69 Ft
(2.26 zł)
     -3.55 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 587.82 Ft
(7.47 zł)
830.51 Ft
(10.56 zł)
     +41.29 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,018.86 Ft
(12.95 zł)
1,119.54 Ft
(14.23 zł)
     +9.88 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 703.94 Ft
(8.95 zł)
721.23 Ft
(9.17 zł)
     +2.45 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,247.21 Ft
(15.86 zł)
1,446.90 Ft
(18.39 zł)
     +16.01 %
Apples (1 lb) 219.61 Ft
(2.79 zł)
156.48 Ft
(1.99 zł)
     -28.75 %
Banana (1 lb) 204.53 Ft
(2.60 zł)
208.83 Ft
(2.65 zł)
     +2.10 %
Oranges (1 lb) 243.53 Ft
(3.10 zł)
224.25 Ft
(2.85 zł)
     -7.92 %
Tomato (1 lb) 299.97 Ft
(3.81 zł)
322.13 Ft
(4.10 zł)
     +7.39 %
Potato (1 lb) 132.17 Ft
(1.68 zł)
113.31 Ft
(1.44 zł)
     -14.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 132.67 Ft
(1.69 zł)
124.64 Ft
(1.58 zł)
     -6.06 %
Lettuce (1 head) 323.21 Ft
(4.11 zł)
297.05 Ft
(3.78 zł)
     -8.09 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 118.42 Ft
(1.51 zł)
198.78 Ft
(2.53 zł)
     +67.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 Ft
(19.07 zł)
2,359.76 Ft
(30.00 zł)
     +57.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 276.95 Ft
(3.52 zł)
311.11 Ft
(3.96 zł)
     +12.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 387.85 Ft
(4.93 zł)
547.49 Ft
(6.96 zł)
     +41.16 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,655.00 Ft
(21.04 zł)
1,415.86 Ft
(18.00 zł)
     -14.45 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(4.45 zł)
346.10 Ft
(4.40 zł)
     -1.11 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(120.77 zł)
8,652.46 Ft
(110.00 zł)
     -8.92 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 700.00 Ft
(8.90 zł)
707.93 Ft
(9.00 zł)
     +1.13 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 482.80 Ft
(6.14 zł)
379.77 Ft
(4.83 zł)
     -21.34 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4,500.00 Ft
(57.21 zł)
3,932.93 Ft
(50.00 zł)
     -12.60 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,557.05 Ft
(19.79 zł)
1,590.02 Ft
(20.21 zł)
     +2.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,352,300.33 Ft
(93,470.91 zł)
7,472,576.41 Ft
(95,000.00 zł)
     +1.64 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,109,783.49 Ft
(90,387.76 zł)
7,920,057.01 Ft
(100,688.89 zł)
     +11.40 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 48,996.77 Ft
(622.90 zł)
71,405.21 Ft
(907.79 zł)
     +45.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 27.62 Ft
(0.35 zł)
22.68 Ft
(0.29 zł)
     -17.89 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,385.94 Ft
(55.76 zł)
5,468.39 Ft
(69.52 zł)
     +24.68 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13,155.19 Ft
(167.24 zł)
11,568.14 Ft
(147.07 zł)
     -12.06 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,846.17 Ft
(48.90 zł)
5,354.15 Ft
(68.07 zł)
     +39.21 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,975.00 Ft
(25.11 zł)
2,753.05 Ft
(35.00 zł)
     +39.40 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 104,000.00 Ft
(1,322.17 zł)
140,072.99 Ft
(1,780.77 zł)
     +34.69 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,656,373.25 Ft
(33,770.88 zł)
4,961,116.52 Ft
(63,071.43 zł)
     +86.76 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22,575.24 Ft
(287.00 zł)
33,639.06 Ft
(427.66 zł)
     +49.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 10,034.80 Ft
(127.57 zł)
14,328.99 Ft
(182.17 zł)
     +42.79 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 23,799.94 Ft
(302.57 zł)
31,886.82 Ft
(405.38 zł)
     +33.98 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28,271.10 Ft
(359.41 zł)
45,321.46 Ft
(576.18 zł)
     +60.31 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 150,546.88 Ft
(1,913.93 zł)
259,335.48 Ft
(3,296.97 zł)
     +72.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 117,885.39 Ft
(1,498.69 zł)
195,113.30 Ft
(2,480.51 zł)
     +65.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 288,669.54 Ft
(3,669.90 zł)
520,826.64 Ft
(6,621.35 zł)
     +80.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 210,731.77 Ft
(2,679.07 zł)
378,166.61 Ft
(4,807.69 zł)
     +79.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 98,718.00 Ft
(1,255.02 zł)
134,381.93 Ft
(1,708.42 zł)
     +36.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65,262.48 Ft
(829.69 zł)
84,826.57 Ft
(1,078.41 zł)
     +29.98 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Warsaw Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 306,105.97 Ft
(3,891.57 zł)
351,359.50 Ft
(4,466.89 zł)
     +14.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 4.77      +1.19 %
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