Cost of Living Comparison Between Stockholm and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 31.1% lower than in Stockholm (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 38.3% lower than in Stockholm
Rent Prices in Budapest are 53.8% lower than in Stockholm
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 32.1% lower than in Stockholm
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 34.9% lower than in Stockholm
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 44.0% lower than in Stockholm
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Restaurants
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 kr
(5,072.96 Ft)
118.27 kr
(4,000.00 Ft)
     -21.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 900.00 kr
(30,437.74 Ft)
591.37 kr
(20,000.00 Ft)
     -34.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 107.00 kr
(3,618.71 Ft)
88.71 kr
(3,000.00 Ft)
     -17.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 75.00 kr
(2,536.48 Ft)
29.57 kr
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -60.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 71.00 kr
(2,401.20 Ft)
29.57 kr
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -58.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 44.87 kr
(1,517.55 Ft)
24.86 kr
(840.60 Ft)
     -44.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 24.02 kr
(812.42 Ft)
17.47 kr
(590.66 Ft)
     -27.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 21.33 kr
(721.39 Ft)
12.98 kr
(438.86 Ft)
     -39.2 %
Markets
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 59.28 kr
(2,004.83 Ft)
42.78 kr
(1,446.66 Ft)
     -27.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 26.78 kr
(905.59 Ft)
15.11 kr
(510.92 Ft)
     -43.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.95 kr
(607.21 Ft)
10.00 kr
(338.07 Ft)
     -44.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 44.12 kr
(1,491.98 Ft)
25.78 kr
(871.95 Ft)
     -41.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 51.91 kr
(1,755.51 Ft)
47.66 kr
(1,611.93 Ft)
     -8.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 58.01 kr
(1,961.81 Ft)
27.23 kr
(920.98 Ft)
     -53.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 87.06 kr
(2,944.36 Ft)
60.40 kr
(2,042.72 Ft)
     -30.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 14.82 kr
(501.08 Ft)
7.50 kr
(253.60 Ft)
     -49.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 12.34 kr
(417.26 Ft)
8.99 kr
(304.09 Ft)
     -27.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 14.91 kr
(504.40 Ft)
9.44 kr
(319.18 Ft)
     -36.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 21.10 kr
(713.73 Ft)
13.66 kr
(462.03 Ft)
     -35.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 7.28 kr
(246.21 Ft)
5.96 kr
(201.62 Ft)
     -18.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 8.41 kr
(284.47 Ft)
6.45 kr
(218.18 Ft)
     -23.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 24.18 kr
(817.92 Ft)
14.98 kr
(506.77 Ft)
     -38.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.08 kr
(510.02 Ft)
5.25 kr
(177.48 Ft)
     -65.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 kr
(4,058.36 Ft)
59.14 kr
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -50.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 19.88 kr
(672.40 Ft)
11.68 kr
(395.13 Ft)
     -41.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.90 kr
(774.63 Ft)
15.54 kr
(525.62 Ft)
     -32.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 71.00 kr
(2,401.20 Ft)
65.05 kr
(2,200.00 Ft)
     -8.4 %
Transportation
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 42.00 kr
(1,420.43 Ft)
13.31 kr
(450.00 Ft)
     -68.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,020.00 kr
(34,496.10 Ft)
280.90 kr
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -72.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 59.00 kr
(1,995.36 Ft)
32.53 kr
(1,100.00 Ft)
     -44.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 52.30 kr
(1,768.90 Ft)
20.94 kr
(708.11 Ft)
     -60.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 565.00 kr
(19,108.13 Ft)
195.15 kr
(6,600.00 Ft)
     -65.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 74.67 kr
(2,525.42 Ft)
70.24 kr
(2,375.59 Ft)
     -5.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 309,000.00 kr
(10,450,289.38 Ft)
310,469.87 kr
(10,500,000.00 Ft)
     +0.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 323,423.08 kr
(10,938,073.61 Ft)
296,019.24 kr
(10,011,283.72 Ft)
     -8.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,621.56 kr
(54,840.52 Ft)
1,678.61 kr
(56,770.02 Ft)
     +3.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 268.04 kr
(9,065.09 Ft)
246.97 kr
(8,352.55 Ft)
     -7.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 316.21 kr
(10,694.07 Ft)
184.47 kr
(6,238.82 Ft)
     -41.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 407.61 kr
(13,785.12 Ft)
539.94 kr
(18,260.53 Ft)
     +32.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 377.06 kr
(12,751.94 Ft)
164.45 kr
(5,561.54 Ft)
     -56.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 160.00 kr
(5,411.15 Ft)
76.88 kr
(2,600.00 Ft)
     -52.0 %
Childcare
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,451.41 kr
(49,086.32 Ft)
4,448.72 kr
(150,454.55 Ft)
     +206.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 75,334.33 kr
(2,547,785.06 Ft)
108,345.60 kr
(3,664,216.34 Ft)
     +43.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 832.57 kr
(28,157.38 Ft)
837.37 kr
(28,319.75 Ft)
     +0.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 446.45 kr
(15,098.74 Ft)
348.06 kr
(11,771.43 Ft)
     -22.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 996.02 kr
(33,685.22 Ft)
989.96 kr
(33,480.00 Ft)
     -0.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,513.42 kr
(51,183.52 Ft)
1,048.54 kr
(35,461.32 Ft)
     -30.7 %
Rent Per Month
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,786.58 kr
(567,717.11 Ft)
6,790.68 kr
(229,658.70 Ft)
     -59.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,278.57 kr
(347,618.27 Ft)
5,267.06 kr
(178,130.37 Ft)
     -48.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,454.12 kr
(894,670.69 Ft)
11,729.48 kr
(396,687.66 Ft)
     -55.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,016.13 kr
(575,480.49 Ft)
8,776.16 kr
(296,807.03 Ft)
     -48.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,750.78 kr
(329,768.56 Ft)
3,843.34 kr
(129,980.70 Ft)
     -60.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,337.37 kr
(180,508.25 Ft)
2,614.33 kr
(88,415.77 Ft)
     -51.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Stockholm Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 35,921.55 kr
(1,214,856.37 Ft)
12,417.55 kr
(419,957.77 Ft)
     -65.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.56 9.29      +104.0 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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