Cost of Living Comparison Between Budapest and Zurich 

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Consumer Prices in Zurich are 151.5% higher than in Budapest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Zurich are 188.1% higher than in Budapest
Rent Prices in Zurich are 315.9% higher than in Budapest
Restaurant Prices in Zurich are 186.2% higher than in Budapest
Groceries Prices in Zurich are 169.4% higher than in Budapest
Local Purchasing Power in Zurich is 124.4% higher than in Budapest
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Restaurants
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,500.00 Ft
(8.85 Fr.)
9,882.91 Ft
(25.00 Fr.)
     +182.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 16,000.00 Ft
(40.47 Fr.)
47,437.97 Ft
(120.00 Fr.)
     +196.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2,500.00 Ft
(6.32 Fr.)
5,929.75 Ft
(15.00 Fr.)
     +137.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 800.00 Ft
(2.02 Fr.)
3,162.53 Ft
(8.00 Fr.)
     +295.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 890.00 Ft
(2.25 Fr.)
2,767.21 Ft
(7.00 Fr.)
     +210.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 730.26 Ft
(1.85 Fr.)
2,091.81 Ft
(5.29 Fr.)
     +186.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 466.84 Ft
(1.18 Fr.)
1,750.87 Ft
(4.43 Fr.)
     +275.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 389.17 Ft
(0.98 Fr.)
1,644.63 Ft
(4.16 Fr.)
     +322.6 %
Markets
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,861.54 Ft
(4.71 Fr.)
2,519.74 Ft
(6.37 Fr.)
     +35.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 480.69 Ft
(1.22 Fr.)
1,076.90 Ft
(2.72 Fr.)
     +124.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 331.89 Ft
(0.84 Fr.)
594.39 Ft
(1.50 Fr.)
     +79.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,214.66 Ft
(3.07 Fr.)
2,344.99 Ft
(5.93 Fr.)
     +93.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,969.49 Ft
(4.98 Fr.)
4,625.78 Ft
(11.70 Fr.)
     +134.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 859.20 Ft
(2.17 Fr.)
4,729.01 Ft
(11.96 Fr.)
     +450.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,805.29 Ft
(4.57 Fr.)
8,837.22 Ft
(22.35 Fr.)
     +389.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 254.97 Ft
(0.64 Fr.)
657.75 Ft
(1.66 Fr.)
     +158.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 298.20 Ft
(0.75 Fr.)
477.30 Ft
(1.21 Fr.)
     +60.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 324.98 Ft
(0.82 Fr.)
541.28 Ft
(1.37 Fr.)
     +66.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 569.84 Ft
(1.44 Fr.)
770.53 Ft
(1.95 Fr.)
     +35.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 187.02 Ft
(0.47 Fr.)
436.90 Ft
(1.11 Fr.)
     +133.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 202.29 Ft
(0.51 Fr.)
406.44 Ft
(1.03 Fr.)
     +100.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 503.29 Ft
(1.27 Fr.)
884.90 Ft
(2.24 Fr.)
     +75.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 157.84 Ft
(0.40 Fr.)
524.38 Ft
(1.33 Fr.)
     +232.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Ft
(5.06 Fr.)
5,139.11 Ft
(13.00 Fr.)
     +157.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 353.97 Ft
(0.90 Fr.)
810.73 Ft
(2.05 Fr.)
     +129.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 542.04 Ft
(1.37 Fr.)
1,073.68 Ft
(2.72 Fr.)
     +98.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,055.00 Ft
(5.20 Fr.)
3,553.89 Ft
(8.99 Fr.)
     +72.9 %
Transportation
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 350.00 Ft
(0.89 Fr.)
1,739.39 Ft
(4.40 Fr.)
     +397.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,500.00 Ft
(24.03 Fr.)
38,543.35 Ft
(97.50 Fr.)
     +305.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 Ft
(2.53 Fr.)
2,668.39 Ft
(6.75 Fr.)
     +166.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 Ft
(1.63 Fr.)
3,181.00 Ft
(8.05 Fr.)
     +394.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6,000.00 Ft
(15.18 Fr.)
31,625.31 Ft
(80.00 Fr.)
     +427.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,485.12 Ft
(6.29 Fr.)
3,115.70 Ft
(7.88 Fr.)
     +25.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 9,500,000.00 Ft
(24,031.38 Fr.)
12,571,061.07 Ft
(31,800.00 Fr.)
     +32.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,901,136.34 Ft
(22,516.49 Fr.)
12,188,140.33 Ft
(30,831.36 Fr.)
     +36.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 60,665.74 Ft
(153.46 Fr.)
99,696.72 Ft
(252.19 Fr.)
     +64.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 30.52 Ft
(0.08 Fr.)
164.21 Ft
(0.42 Fr.)
     +438.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,373.09 Ft
(13.59 Fr.)
20,335.26 Ft
(51.44 Fr.)
     +278.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 18,191.21 Ft
(46.02 Fr.)
33,595.12 Ft
(84.98 Fr.)
     +84.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,712.86 Ft
(11.92 Fr.)
15,812.66 Ft
(40.00 Fr.)
     +235.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,500.00 Ft
(6.32 Fr.)
7,906.33 Ft
(20.00 Fr.)
     +216.3 %
Childcare
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 144,075.19 Ft
(364.46 Fr.)
1,096,005.27 Ft
(2,772.48 Fr.)
     +660.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,612,972.97 Ft
(9,139.45 Fr.)
12,391,371.81 Ft
(31,345.45 Fr.)
     +243.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 28,007.37 Ft
(70.85 Fr.)
42,093.29 Ft
(106.48 Fr.)
     +50.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 12,856.96 Ft
(32.52 Fr.)
21,083.54 Ft
(53.33 Fr.)
     +64.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 28,652.03 Ft
(72.48 Fr.)
46,033.91 Ft
(116.45 Fr.)
     +60.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 33,942.61 Ft
(85.86 Fr.)
70,413.75 Ft
(178.12 Fr.)
     +107.4 %
Rent Per Month
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 194,149.87 Ft
(491.13 Fr.)
818,351.98 Ft
(2,070.12 Fr.)
     +321.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 147,421.96 Ft
(372.92 Fr.)
616,237.43 Ft
(1,558.85 Fr.)
     +318.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 357,991.63 Ft
(905.58 Fr.)
1,515,214.76 Ft
(3,832.92 Fr.)
     +323.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 253,664.32 Ft
(641.67 Fr.)
1,082,343.32 Ft
(2,737.92 Fr.)
     +326.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 125,082.34 Ft
(316.41 Fr.)
705,750.16 Ft
(1,785.28 Fr.)
     +464.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 83,502.59 Ft
(211.23 Fr.)
414,630.65 Ft
(1,048.86 Fr.)
     +396.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Budapest Edit Zurich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 381,643.54 Ft
(965.41 Fr.)
2,466,824.97 Ft
(6,240.13 Fr.)
     +546.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.51 1.92      -77.4 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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