Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 53.2% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 67.7% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Budapest are 83.9% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 58.6% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 57.4% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 42.5% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(10,743.67 Ft)
11.17 $
(4,000.00 Ft)
     -62.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $
(46,555.89 Ft)
55.85 $
(20,000.00 Ft)
     -57.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(4,297.47 Ft)
8.38 $
(3,000.00 Ft)
     -30.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(2,864.98 Ft)
2.79 $
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -65.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(3,581.22 Ft)
2.79 $
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -72.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.84 $
(2,090.24 Ft)
2.33 $
(836.00 Ft)
     -60.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.96 $
(1,061.42 Ft)
1.59 $
(570.23 Ft)
     -46.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $
(814.45 Ft)
1.24 $
(442.50 Ft)
     -45.7 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.35 $
(1,917.58 Ft)
4.05 $
(1,449.75 Ft)
     -24.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.25 $
(1,522.02 Ft)
1.43 $
(510.43 Ft)
     -66.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $
(1,163.49 Ft)
0.99 $
(354.90 Ft)
     -69.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.64 $
(2,021.04 Ft)
2.44 $
(873.46 Ft)
     -56.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.65 $
(2,741.35 Ft)
4.58 $
(1,641.09 Ft)
     -40.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.22 $
(2,586.64 Ft)
2.61 $
(936.36 Ft)
     -63.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.90 $
(3,186.18 Ft)
5.84 $
(2,092.97 Ft)
     -34.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $
(1,106.45 Ft)
0.74 $
(265.61 Ft)
     -76.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $
(327.38 Ft)
0.85 $
(303.83 Ft)
     -7.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.67 $
(956.30 Ft)
0.91 $
(326.77 Ft)
     -65.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $
(1,008.16 Ft)
1.41 $
(505.98 Ft)
     -49.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $
(662.00 Ft)
0.57 $
(202.59 Ft)
     -69.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $
(623.67 Ft)
0.64 $
(230.96 Ft)
     -63.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $
(1,030.25 Ft)
1.44 $
(516.68 Ft)
     -49.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(875.69 Ft)
0.48 $
(172.61 Ft)
     -80.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(7,162.44 Ft)
5.58 $
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -72.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $
(857.34 Ft)
1.10 $
(392.59 Ft)
     -54.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $
(1,370.85 Ft)
1.53 $
(549.25 Ft)
     -59.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(6,088.08 Ft)
6.14 $
(2,200.00 Ft)
     -63.9 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(1,038.55 Ft)
1.26 $
(450.00 Ft)
     -56.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(47,272.13 Ft)
26.53 $
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -79.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(1,790.61 Ft)
3.07 $
(1,100.00 Ft)
     -38.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(1,163.90 Ft)
1.98 $
(708.11 Ft)
     -39.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(10,743.67 Ft)
18.43 $
(6,600.00 Ft)
     -38.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.92 $
(1,404.66 Ft)
6.62 $
(2,369.13 Ft)
     +68.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $
(10,027,421.77 Ft)
30,200.99 $
(10,815,644.50 Ft)
     +7.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,886.68 $
(9,270,594.76 Ft)
28,209.87 $
(10,102,580.50 Ft)
     +9.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.91 $
(60,489.07 Ft)
156.02 $
(55,872.86 Ft)
     -7.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 63.50 $
(22,740.76 Ft)
24.24 $
(8,680.00 Ft)
     -61.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.52 $
(25,253.04 Ft)
16.96 $
(6,075.10 Ft)
     -75.9 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.37 $
(40,956.87 Ft)
50.19 $
(17,974.42 Ft)
     -56.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.83 $
(23,576.38 Ft)
15.19 $
(5,439.13 Ft)
     -76.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.75 $
(7,072.91 Ft)
7.26 $
(2,600.00 Ft)
     -63.2 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,057.95 $
(1,095,119.34 Ft)
417.73 $
(149,600.00 Ft)
     -86.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $
(22,651,229.53 Ft)
10,225.41 $
(3,661,945.90 Ft)
     -83.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.33 $
(24,470.12 Ft)
78.02 $
(27,940.27 Ft)
     +14.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.61 $
(15,976.23 Ft)
33.09 $
(11,848.48 Ft)
     -25.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.65 $
(35,330.48 Ft)
91.47 $
(32,756.10 Ft)
     -7.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.32 $
(57,771.62 Ft)
97.85 $
(35,043.71 Ft)
     -39.3 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,071.33 $
(1,458,034.87 Ft)
642.30 $
(230,022.13 Ft)
     -84.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,686.44 $
(962,075.41 Ft)
500.26 $
(179,155.39 Ft)
     -81.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,134.32 $
(2,913,079.97 Ft)
1,116.45 $
(399,825.70 Ft)
     -86.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,316.30 $
(1,545,761.55 Ft)
838.52 $
(300,291.67 Ft)
     -80.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,477.89 $
(529,264.40 Ft)
360.65 $
(129,156.81 Ft)
     -75.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,164.67 $
(417,093.15 Ft)
246.24 $
(88,183.81 Ft)
     -78.9 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,281.92 $
(2,249,694.65 Ft)
1,165.02 $
(417,218.83 Ft)
     -81.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.65 9.94      +49.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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