Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 32.4% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 13.3% higher than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Budapest are 22.7% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 28.2% higher than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 40.6% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 11.1% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 руб
(3,108.50 Ft)
1,029.44 руб
(4,000.00 Ft)
     +28.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,900.00 руб
(15,153.94 Ft)
5,147.18 руб
(20,000.00 Ft)
     +32.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб
(1,554.25 Ft)
772.08 руб
(3,000.00 Ft)
     +93.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(1,165.69 Ft)
257.36 руб
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -14.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(1,165.69 Ft)
257.36 руб
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -14.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 231.19 руб
(898.32 Ft)
215.15 руб
(836.00 Ft)
     -6.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 92.60 руб
(359.80 Ft)
146.75 руб
(570.23 Ft)
     +58.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 52.79 руб
(205.14 Ft)
113.88 руб
(442.50 Ft)
     +115.7 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 323.49 руб
(1,256.98 Ft)
373.11 руб
(1,449.75 Ft)
     +15.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.72 руб
(197.08 Ft)
131.36 руб
(510.43 Ft)
     +159.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.90 руб
(213.33 Ft)
91.34 руб
(354.90 Ft)
     +66.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 145.94 руб
(567.08 Ft)
224.79 руб
(873.46 Ft)
     +54.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 378.44 руб
(1,470.48 Ft)
422.35 руб
(1,641.09 Ft)
     +11.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 184.32 руб
(716.20 Ft)
240.98 руб
(936.36 Ft)
     +30.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 358.04 руб
(1,391.22 Ft)
538.64 руб
(2,092.97 Ft)
     +50.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 53.82 руб
(209.13 Ft)
68.36 руб
(265.61 Ft)
     +27.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 55.53 руб
(215.78 Ft)
78.19 руб
(303.83 Ft)
     +40.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 72.93 руб
(283.38 Ft)
84.10 руб
(326.77 Ft)
     +15.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 108.56 руб
(421.81 Ft)
130.22 руб
(505.98 Ft)
     +20.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 19.32 руб
(75.08 Ft)
52.14 руб
(202.59 Ft)
     +169.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.46 руб
(75.61 Ft)
59.44 руб
(230.96 Ft)
     +205.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 102.15 руб
(396.91 Ft)
132.97 руб
(516.68 Ft)
     +30.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.59 руб
(204.33 Ft)
44.42 руб
(172.61 Ft)
     -15.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(2,331.38 Ft)
514.72 руб
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -14.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 73.84 руб
(286.90 Ft)
101.04 руб
(392.59 Ft)
     +36.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 160.78 руб
(624.74 Ft)
141.35 руб
(549.25 Ft)
     -12.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 220.00 руб
(854.84 Ft)
566.19 руб
(2,200.00 Ft)
     +157.4 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 56.00 руб
(217.60 Ft)
115.81 руб
(450.00 Ft)
     +106.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(10,607.76 Ft)
2,444.91 руб
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -10.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(777.13 Ft)
283.09 руб
(1,100.00 Ft)
     +41.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 руб
(281.40 Ft)
182.24 руб
(708.11 Ft)
     +151.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(2,098.24 Ft)
1,698.57 руб
(6,600.00 Ft)
     +214.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 209.73 руб
(814.92 Ft)
609.72 руб
(2,369.13 Ft)
     +190.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(11,656,877.76 Ft)
2,783,501.22 руб
(10,815,644.50 Ft)
     -7.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,927,720.32 руб
(11,376,025.94 Ft)
2,599,987.93 руб
(10,102,580.50 Ft)
     -11.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,150.49 руб
(39,441.03 Ft)
14,379.37 руб
(55,872.86 Ft)
     +41.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 573.31 руб
(2,227.68 Ft)
2,233.87 руб
(8,680.00 Ft)
     +289.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 524.78 руб
(2,039.11 Ft)
1,563.48 руб
(6,075.10 Ft)
     +197.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,124.07 руб
(12,138.98 Ft)
4,625.87 руб
(17,974.42 Ft)
     +48.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,361.11 руб
(9,174.39 Ft)
1,399.81 руб
(5,439.13 Ft)
     -40.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(1,942.81 Ft)
669.13 руб
(2,600.00 Ft)
     +33.8 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 42,002.49 руб
(163,205.95 Ft)
38,500.88 руб
(149,600.00 Ft)
     -8.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 991,790.58 руб
(3,853,727.17 Ft)
942,433.98 руб
(3,661,945.90 Ft)
     -5.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,923.25 руб
(30,786.79 Ft)
7,190.67 руб
(27,940.27 Ft)
     -9.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,845.83 руб
(14,943.47 Ft)
3,049.31 руб
(11,848.48 Ft)
     -20.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 10,276.79 руб
(39,931.74 Ft)
8,430.07 руб
(32,756.10 Ft)
     -18.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,574.47 руб
(37,202.80 Ft)
9,018.81 руб
(35,043.71 Ft)
     -5.8 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 74,246.75 руб
(288,495.11 Ft)
59,198.22 руб
(230,022.13 Ft)
     -20.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 44,398.77 руб
(172,516.99 Ft)
46,107.21 руб
(179,155.39 Ft)
     +3.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 163,750.00 руб
(636,271.24 Ft)
102,898.66 руб
(399,825.70 Ft)
     -37.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 86,226.42 руб
(335,043.59 Ft)
77,282.70 руб
(300,291.67 Ft)
     -10.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 46,057.00 руб
(178,960.28 Ft)
33,239.64 руб
(129,156.81 Ft)
     -27.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,061.75 руб
(101,266.23 Ft)
22,694.88 руб
(88,183.81 Ft)
     -12.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 106,624.05 руб
(414,301.15 Ft)
107,374.93 руб
(417,218.83 Ft)
     +0.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.38 9.94      -19.7 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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