Cost of Living Comparison Between Stockholm and Budapest 

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Cost of Living in Budapest is 29.3% lower than in Stockholm (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Budapest is 36.5% lower than in Stockholm
Rent Prices in Budapest are 52.4% lower than in Stockholm
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 30.2% lower than in Stockholm
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 33.3% lower than in Stockholm
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 42.8% lower than in Stockholm
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Restaurants
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 kr
(4,884.10 Ft)
122.85 kr
(4,000.00 Ft)
     -18.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 890.00 kr
(28,978.99 Ft)
614.24 kr
(20,000.00 Ft)
     -31.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 103.50 kr
(3,370.03 Ft)
92.14 kr
(3,000.00 Ft)
     -11.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 75.00 kr
(2,442.05 Ft)
30.71 kr
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -59.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.00 kr
(2,279.25 Ft)
30.71 kr
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -56.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 44.62 kr
(1,452.74 Ft)
25.80 kr
(840.21 Ft)
     -42.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 25.32 kr
(824.51 Ft)
17.98 kr
(585.55 Ft)
     -29.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 21.83 kr
(710.91 Ft)
13.73 kr
(446.94 Ft)
     -37.1 %
Markets
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 59.49 kr
(1,937.01 Ft)
44.89 kr
(1,461.71 Ft)
     -24.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 26.74 kr
(870.65 Ft)
15.73 kr
(512.27 Ft)
     -41.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.75 kr
(577.96 Ft)
10.51 kr
(342.23 Ft)
     -40.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 43.61 kr
(1,419.89 Ft)
27.20 kr
(885.74 Ft)
     -37.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 51.31 kr
(1,670.83 Ft)
47.47 kr
(1,545.82 Ft)
     -7.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 56.68 kr
(1,845.43 Ft)
28.12 kr
(915.70 Ft)
     -50.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 86.54 kr
(2,817.91 Ft)
62.05 kr
(2,020.33 Ft)
     -28.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 15.09 kr
(491.35 Ft)
7.94 kr
(258.61 Ft)
     -47.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 11.90 kr
(387.43 Ft)
9.28 kr
(302.22 Ft)
     -22.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 15.06 kr
(490.40 Ft)
9.80 kr
(319.06 Ft)
     -34.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 21.59 kr
(702.94 Ft)
15.35 kr
(499.77 Ft)
     -28.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 7.53 kr
(245.30 Ft)
6.20 kr
(201.84 Ft)
     -17.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.79 kr
(286.14 Ft)
6.78 kr
(220.73 Ft)
     -22.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 24.39 kr
(794.22 Ft)
16.06 kr
(522.93 Ft)
     -34.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.95 kr
(486.71 Ft)
5.48 kr
(178.57 Ft)
     -63.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 kr
(3,907.28 Ft)
61.42 kr
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -48.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 19.89 kr
(647.50 Ft)
12.27 kr
(399.40 Ft)
     -38.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.67 kr
(738.04 Ft)
16.46 kr
(535.95 Ft)
     -27.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 71.00 kr
(2,311.81 Ft)
67.57 kr
(2,200.00 Ft)
     -4.8 %
Transportation
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 42.00 kr
(1,367.55 Ft)
13.82 kr
(450.00 Ft)
     -67.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,020.00 kr
(33,211.87 Ft)
291.76 kr
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -71.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 kr
(1,953.64 Ft)
33.78 kr
(1,100.00 Ft)
     -43.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 48.28 kr
(1,572.04 Ft)
21.75 kr
(708.11 Ft)
     -55.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 565.00 kr
(18,396.77 Ft)
202.70 kr
(6,600.00 Ft)
     -64.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 74.67 kr
(2,431.40 Ft)
73.21 kr
(2,383.93 Ft)
     -2.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 309,000.00 kr
(10,061,244.07 Ft)
322,475.03 kr
(10,500,000.00 Ft)
     +4.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 323,423.08 kr
(10,530,868.97 Ft)
309,428.61 kr
(10,075,200.00 Ft)
     -4.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,621.21 kr
(52,787.81 Ft)
1,749.84 kr
(56,975.95 Ft)
     +7.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 272.42 kr
(8,870.28 Ft)
254.43 kr
(8,284.47 Ft)
     -6.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 314.74 kr
(10,248.11 Ft)
193.89 kr
(6,313.11 Ft)
     -38.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 419.72 kr
(13,666.23 Ft)
565.16 kr
(18,402.14 Ft)
     +34.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 367.82 kr
(11,976.37 Ft)
169.03 kr
(5,503.85 Ft)
     -54.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 154.50 kr
(5,030.62 Ft)
85.99 kr
(2,800.00 Ft)
     -44.3 %
Childcare
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,476.50 kr
(48,075.82 Ft)
4,774.31 kr
(155,454.55 Ft)
     +223.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 75,334.33 kr
(2,452,935.64 Ft)
116,271.17 kr
(3,785,866.08 Ft)
     +54.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 843.71 kr
(27,471.76 Ft)
870.49 kr
(28,343.72 Ft)
     +3.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 452.70 kr
(14,740.23 Ft)
370.90 kr
(12,076.67 Ft)
     -18.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,015.06 kr
(33,051.11 Ft)
1,015.54 kr
(33,066.67 Ft)
     +0.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,512.93 kr
(49,261.87 Ft)
1,088.80 kr
(35,451.95 Ft)
     -28.0 %
Rent Per Month
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,275.96 kr
(529,956.10 Ft)
7,001.23 kr
(227,964.60 Ft)
     -57.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,057.41 kr
(327,476.04 Ft)
5,444.58 kr
(177,279.17 Ft)
     -45.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,445.48 kr
(861,082.44 Ft)
12,333.90 kr
(401,599.98 Ft)
     -53.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,053.57 kr
(555,275.55 Ft)
9,064.02 kr
(295,130.36 Ft)
     -46.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,770.28 kr
(318,126.61 Ft)
3,981.23 kr
(129,631.63 Ft)
     -59.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,407.22 kr
(176,062.63 Ft)
2,731.30 kr
(88,932.81 Ft)
     -49.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 35,515.85 kr
(1,156,419.47 Ft)
12,897.43 kr
(419,948.78 Ft)
     -63.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.51 8.96      +98.6 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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