Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Saint Petersburg 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Saint Petersburg are 29.4% lower than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Saint Petersburg are 25.9% lower than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Saint Petersburg are 14.6% lower than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Saint Petersburg are 33.5% lower than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Saint Petersburg are 30.6% lower than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Saint Petersburg is 8.8% lower than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 Ft
(1,015.33 руб)
2,757.73 Ft
(700.00 руб)
     -31.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 Ft
(5,076.64 руб)
11,818.85 Ft
(3,000.00 руб)
     -40.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 Ft
(761.50 руб)
1,575.85 Ft
(400.00 руб)
     -47.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 Ft
(253.83 руб)
984.90 Ft
(250.00 руб)
     -1.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 Ft
(253.83 руб)
1,162.19 Ft
(295.00 руб)
     +16.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 840.66 Ft
(213.39 руб)
763.16 Ft
(193.71 руб)
     -9.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 590.72 Ft
(149.94 руб)
330.06 Ft
(83.78 руб)
     -44.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 448.50 Ft
(113.84 руб)
184.88 Ft
(46.93 руб)
     -58.8 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,461.94 Ft
(371.09 руб)
1,173.10 Ft
(297.77 руб)
     -19.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 510.92 Ft
(129.69 руб)
202.39 Ft
(51.37 руб)
     -60.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 338.07 Ft
(85.81 руб)
197.84 Ft
(50.22 руб)
     -41.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 871.95 Ft
(221.33 руб)
578.63 Ft
(146.88 руб)
     -33.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,611.93 Ft
(409.16 руб)
1,458.59 Ft
(370.24 руб)
     -9.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 920.98 Ft
(233.77 руб)
695.29 Ft
(176.49 руб)
     -24.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,042.91 Ft
(518.55 руб)
1,294.04 Ft
(328.47 руб)
     -36.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 253.60 Ft
(64.37 руб)
216.38 Ft
(54.92 руб)
     -14.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 304.09 Ft
(77.19 руб)
209.20 Ft
(53.10 руб)
     -31.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 319.18 Ft
(81.02 руб)
231.11 Ft
(58.66 руб)
     -27.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 462.03 Ft
(117.28 руб)
394.99 Ft
(100.26 руб)
     -14.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 201.62 Ft
(51.18 руб)
77.45 Ft
(19.66 руб)
     -61.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 218.18 Ft
(55.38 руб)
77.83 Ft
(19.75 руб)
     -64.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 506.79 Ft
(128.64 руб)
347.51 Ft
(88.21 руб)
     -31.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 177.48 Ft
(45.05 руб)
204.44 Ft
(51.89 руб)
     +15.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(507.66 руб)
2,363.77 Ft
(600.00 руб)
     +18.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 395.13 Ft
(100.30 руб)
285.67 Ft
(72.51 руб)
     -27.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 525.62 Ft
(133.42 руб)
595.97 Ft
(151.28 руб)
     +13.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,200.00 Ft
(558.43 руб)
827.32 Ft
(210.00 руб)
     -62.4 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 450.00 Ft
(114.22 руб)
256.08 Ft
(65.00 руб)
     -43.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(2,411.40 руб)
14,182.62 Ft
(3,600.00 руб)
     +49.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,100.00 Ft
(279.22 руб)
590.94 Ft
(150.00 руб)
     -46.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 Ft
(179.74 руб)
317.01 Ft
(80.47 руб)
     -55.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,600.00 Ft
(1,675.29 руб)
2,127.39 Ft
(540.00 руб)
     -67.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,375.59 Ft
(603.00 руб)
828.31 Ft
(210.25 руб)
     -65.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,500,000.00 Ft
(2,665,234.47 руб)
11,818,847.57 Ft
(3,000,000.00 руб)
     +12.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,011,283.72 Ft
(2,541,182.71 руб)
10,620,351.92 Ft
(2,695,783.62 руб)
     +6.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 56,770.02 Ft
(14,410.04 руб)
35,206.07 Ft
(8,936.42 руб)
     -38.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 8,352.55 Ft
(2,120.14 руб)
1,866.74 Ft
(473.84 руб)
     -77.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,238.82 Ft
(1,583.61 руб)
2,163.21 Ft
(549.09 руб)
     -65.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 18,260.53 Ft
(4,635.10 руб)
9,950.73 Ft
(2,525.81 руб)
     -45.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,561.54 Ft
(1,411.70 руб)
6,382.75 Ft
(1,620.15 руб)
     +14.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,600.00 Ft
(659.96 руб)
1,575.85 Ft
(400.00 руб)
     -39.4 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 150,454.55 Ft
(38,190.16 руб)
119,344.10 Ft
(30,293.33 руб)
     -20.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,664,895.19 Ft
(930,267.14 руб)
2,379,035.53 Ft
(603,875.00 руб)
     -35.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 28,319.75 Ft
(7,188.45 руб)
33,152.47 Ft
(8,415.15 руб)
     +17.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 11,771.43 Ft
(2,987.96 руб)
13,844.82 Ft
(3,514.26 руб)
     +17.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 33,480.00 Ft
(8,498.29 руб)
38,963.00 Ft
(9,890.05 руб)
     +16.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 35,461.32 Ft
(9,001.21 руб)
36,691.62 Ft
(9,313.50 руб)
     +3.5 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 229,698.19 Ft
(58,304.72 руб)
194,677.00 Ft
(49,415.22 руб)
     -15.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 178,148.67 Ft
(45,219.81 руб)
120,184.63 Ft
(30,506.69 руб)
     -32.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 396,772.25 Ft
(100,713.44 руб)
391,600.95 Ft
(99,400.79 руб)
     -1.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 296,857.51 Ft
(75,351.89 руб)
233,750.48 Ft
(59,333.32 руб)
     -21.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 129,983.48 Ft
(32,993.95 руб)
106,814.33 Ft
(27,112.88 руб)
     -17.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 88,415.77 Ft
(22,442.74 руб)
65,227.41 Ft
(16,556.80 руб)
     -26.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 418,910.72 Ft
(106,332.89 руб)
282,852.26 Ft
(71,796.91 руб)
     -32.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.29 13.41      +44.4 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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