Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 54.33% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 68.32% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Budapest are 84.17% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 58.79% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 61.12% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 47.33% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(6,322.90 Ft)
7.91 $
(2,500.00 Ft)
     -60.46 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(31,614.50 Ft)
45.00 $
(14,226.52 Ft)
     -55.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.69 $
(3,062.61 Ft)
5.69 $
(1,800.00 Ft)
     -41.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(2,529.16 Ft)
1.90 $
(600.00 Ft)
     -76.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(2,845.30 Ft)
2.06 $
(650.00 Ft)
     -77.16 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.91 $
(1,552.15 Ft)
1.74 $
(551.43 Ft)
     -64.47 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.38 $
(752.43 Ft)
1.09 $
(345.00 Ft)
     -54.15 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 $
(612.91 Ft)
0.91 $
(287.98 Ft)
     -53.01 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $
(1,440.04 Ft)
3.26 $
(1,030.40 Ft)
     -28.45 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.60 $
(1,137.12 Ft)
0.84 $
(266.00 Ft)
     -76.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.38 $
(751.08 Ft)
0.71 $
(223.40 Ft)
     -70.26 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.30 $
(1,044.27 Ft)
1.89 $
(597.65 Ft)
     -42.77 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.22 $
(1,965.64 Ft)
3.60 $
(1,139.54 Ft)
     -42.03 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.86 $
(1,851.36 Ft)
2.47 $
(781.71 Ft)
     -57.78 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.35 $
(2,639.24 Ft)
4.22 $
(1,333.86 Ft)
     -49.46 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.51 $
(793.59 Ft)
0.72 $
(226.47 Ft)
     -71.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.22 $
(385.98 Ft)
0.67 $
(212.47 Ft)
     -44.95 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.64 $
(833.99 Ft)
0.78 $
(247.95 Ft)
     -70.27 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.83 $
(893.69 Ft)
1.01 $
(317.94 Ft)
     -64.42 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(612.38 Ft)
0.47 $
(150.09 Ft)
     -75.49 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.67 $
(529.13 Ft)
0.47 $
(147.20 Ft)
     -72.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $
(753.66 Ft)
1.12 $
(354.60 Ft)
     -52.95 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $
(737.10 Ft)
0.40 $
(125.42 Ft)
     -82.98 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(4,742.18 Ft)
4.74 $
(1,500.00 Ft)
     -68.37 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.15 $
(996.71 Ft)
0.94 $
(298.17 Ft)
     -70.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.27 $
(1,034.05 Ft)
1.31 $
(414.67 Ft)
     -59.90 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(4,742.18 Ft)
5.66 $
(1,790.00 Ft)
     -62.25 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(869.40 Ft)
1.11 $
(350.00 Ft)
     -59.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.50 $
(40,940.78 Ft)
30.05 $
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -76.80 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.90 $
(1,232.97 Ft)
2.21 $
(700.00 Ft)
     -43.23 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(948.44 Ft)
1.53 $
(482.80 Ft)
     -49.09 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(9,484.35 Ft)
14.23 $
(4,500.00 Ft)
     -52.55 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.08 $
(975.22 Ft)
5.69 $
(1,798.12 Ft)
     +84.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(7,903,625.00 Ft)
24,672.22 $
(7,800,000.00 Ft)
     -1.31 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,867.41 $
(7,545,562.11 Ft)
23,231.57 $
(7,344,544.51 Ft)
     -2.66 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167.13 $
(52,838.68 Ft)
152.84 $
(48,318.27 Ft)
     -8.56 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(33.99 Ft)
0.10 $
(31.24 Ft)
     -8.07 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.44 $
(20,687.74 Ft)
14.71 $
(4,649.51 Ft)
     -77.53 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 113.16 $
(35,775.65 Ft)
41.51 $
(13,123.77 Ft)
     -63.32 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 39.38 $
(12,451.25 Ft)
11.92 $
(3,768.13 Ft)
     -69.74 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $
(5,374.47 Ft)
6.17 $
(1,950.00 Ft)
     -63.72 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,417.04 $
(764,134.17 Ft)
385.46 $
(121,862.80 Ft)
     -84.05 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,545.45 $
(12,185,952.73 Ft)
9,779.93 $
(3,091,874.44 Ft)
     -74.63 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.51 $
(19,444.63 Ft)
75.02 $
(23,718.39 Ft)
     +21.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49.31 $
(15,588.26 Ft)
31.98 $
(10,110.00 Ft)
     -35.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.11 $
(29,437.48 Ft)
80.04 $
(25,305.39 Ft)
     -14.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 139.00 $
(43,944.01 Ft)
89.72 $
(28,363.64 Ft)
     -35.46 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,091.73 $
(977,433.56 Ft)
490.08 $
(154,936.46 Ft)
     -84.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,171.88 $
(686,629.75 Ft)
372.99 $
(117,918.99 Ft)
     -82.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,397.98 $
(2,022,690.29 Ft)
890.70 $
(281,589.18 Ft)
     -86.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,774.56 $
(1,193,309.06 Ft)
689.21 $
(217,890.91 Ft)
     -81.74 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,447.07 $
(457,482.80 Ft)
322.04 $
(101,810.93 Ft)
     -77.75 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 744.04 $
(235,223.00 Ft)
216.98 $
(68,595.66 Ft)
     -70.84 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,941.78 $
(1,878,464.63 Ft)
991.25 $
(313,377.92 Ft)
     -83.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.32 4.67      +40.62 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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