Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 50.1% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 66.5% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Budapest are 84.4% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 57.7% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 55.5% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 44.5% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(8,853.49 Ft)
9.88 $
(3,500.00 Ft)
     -60.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(35,413.98 Ft)
45.18 $
(16,000.00 Ft)
     -54.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.55 $
(3,737.95 Ft)
7.06 $
(2,500.00 Ft)
     -33.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(2,833.12 Ft)
2.26 $
(800.00 Ft)
     -71.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(3,541.40 Ft)
2.40 $
(850.00 Ft)
     -76.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.15 $
(1,822.96 Ft)
2.08 $
(736.51 Ft)
     -59.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $
(973.31 Ft)
1.31 $
(463.40 Ft)
     -52.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 $
(764.72 Ft)
1.09 $
(387.03 Ft)
     -49.4 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.76 $
(1,685.08 Ft)
5.11 $
(1,809.86 Ft)
     +7.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.87 $
(1,369.37 Ft)
1.36 $
(481.14 Ft)
     -64.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.64 $
(1,287.47 Ft)
0.95 $
(335.04 Ft)
     -74.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.64 $
(1,643.39 Ft)
3.44 $
(1,219.99 Ft)
     -25.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.56 $
(2,677.81 Ft)
5.61 $
(1,986.36 Ft)
     -25.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.71 $
(2,730.21 Ft)
2.44 $
(864.82 Ft)
     -68.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.73 $
(3,447.12 Ft)
5.10 $
(1,807.71 Ft)
     -47.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.58 $
(912.57 Ft)
0.72 $
(256.62 Ft)
     -71.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.05 $
(372.19 Ft)
0.84 $
(297.05 Ft)
     -20.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 $
(829.36 Ft)
0.92 $
(325.92 Ft)
     -60.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.79 $
(987.74 Ft)
1.64 $
(579.07 Ft)
     -41.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.88 $
(665.55 Ft)
0.53 $
(187.50 Ft)
     -71.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.72 $
(608.20 Ft)
0.57 $
(201.07 Ft)
     -66.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.79 $
(986.46 Ft)
1.41 $
(499.71 Ft)
     -49.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $
(869.27 Ft)
0.45 $
(157.96 Ft)
     -81.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 $
(6,374.52 Ft)
5.65 $
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -68.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.16 $
(1,118.93 Ft)
1.00 $
(353.66 Ft)
     -68.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 $
(1,392.25 Ft)
1.54 $
(543.71 Ft)
     -60.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(5,666.24 Ft)
5.80 $
(2,055.00 Ft)
     -63.7 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(973.88 Ft)
0.99 $
(350.00 Ft)
     -64.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.00 $
(45,684.03 Ft)
26.83 $
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -79.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 $
(1,593.63 Ft)
2.82 $
(1,000.00 Ft)
     -37.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(1,062.42 Ft)
1.82 $
(643.74 Ft)
     -39.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(10,624.19 Ft)
16.94 $
(6,000.00 Ft)
     -43.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.16 $
(1,473.29 Ft)
6.99 $
(2,474.15 Ft)
     +67.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $
(9,207,633.84 Ft)
26,825.57 $
(9,500,000.00 Ft)
     +3.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,213.80 $
(8,575,069.39 Ft)
25,195.02 $
(8,922,558.12 Ft)
     +4.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.57 $
(62,885.35 Ft)
172.62 $
(61,130.47 Ft)
     -2.8 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(36.93 Ft)
0.08 $
(30.02 Ft)
     -18.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.86 $
(24,385.13 Ft)
15.29 $
(5,413.85 Ft)
     -77.8 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 101.18 $
(35,832.40 Ft)
51.20 $
(18,133.16 Ft)
     -49.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.00 $
(13,457.31 Ft)
13.03 $
(4,616.18 Ft)
     -65.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 $
(6,374.52 Ft)
7.06 $
(2,500.00 Ft)
     -60.8 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,264.64 $
(801,999.04 Ft)
410.56 $
(145,394.41 Ft)
     -81.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,909.09 $
(14,133,396.00 Ft)
10,109.00 $
(3,580,000.00 Ft)
     -74.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.01 $
(22,669.60 Ft)
79.19 $
(28,045.83 Ft)
     +23.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56.50 $
(20,008.90 Ft)
36.45 $
(12,908.91 Ft)
     -35.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95.46 $
(33,804.97 Ft)
80.02 $
(28,338.09 Ft)
     -16.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148.60 $
(52,625.03 Ft)
96.97 $
(34,341.65 Ft)
     -34.7 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,821.93 $
(1,353,496.88 Ft)
544.90 $
(192,969.50 Ft)
     -85.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,379.72 $
(842,753.81 Ft)
416.14 $
(147,370.96 Ft)
     -82.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,990.59 $
(2,475,647.21 Ft)
1,004.05 $
(355,573.91 Ft)
     -85.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,036.44 $
(1,429,464.32 Ft)
716.30 $
(253,670.44 Ft)
     -82.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,326.45 $
(469,748.66 Ft)
353.69 $
(125,254.48 Ft)
     -73.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 861.69 $
(305,157.37 Ft)
236.51 $
(83,757.12 Ft)
     -72.6 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,768.12 $
(2,042,719.83 Ft)
1,072.84 $
(379,934.33 Ft)
     -81.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.66 8.52      +50.5 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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