Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 44.90% lower than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Rent Prices in Budapest are 75.29% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 55.36% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 54.74% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 55.26% lower than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(4,557.07 Ft)
6.58 $
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -56.11 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(22,785.38 Ft)
36.21 $
(11,000.00 Ft)
     -51.72 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.62 $
(2,620.32 Ft)
5.27 $
(1,600.00 Ft)
     -38.94 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(1,822.83 Ft)
1.65 $
(500.00 Ft)
     -72.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(2,430.44 Ft)
1.81 $
(550.00 Ft)
     -77.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $
(1,297.14 Ft)
1.61 $
(489.86 Ft)
     -62.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $
(597.87 Ft)
1.10 $
(332.98 Ft)
     -44.31 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 $
(508.33 Ft)
0.88 $
(267.71 Ft)
     -47.33 %
Markets
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.70 $
(1,124.90 Ft)
3.10 $
(942.61 Ft)
     -16.20 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.40 $
(1,031.55 Ft)
0.76 $
(229.65 Ft)
     -77.74 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.08 $
(631.92 Ft)
0.57 $
(174.67 Ft)
     -72.36 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.36 $
(1,022.12 Ft)
1.87 $
(567.38 Ft)
     -44.49 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.50 $
(1,671.88 Ft)
3.12 $
(949.01 Ft)
     -43.24 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.55 $
(1,687.55 Ft)
2.29 $
(694.95 Ft)
     -58.82 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.05 $
(1,836.80 Ft)
4.02 $
(1,221.35 Ft)
     -33.51 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.89 $
(574.95 Ft)
0.72 $
(220.05 Ft)
     -61.73 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.01 $
(307.93 Ft)
0.67 $
(202.66 Ft)
     -34.19 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 $
(533.01 Ft)
0.79 $
(240.97 Ft)
     -54.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.03 $
(616.49 Ft)
0.81 $
(246.10 Ft)
     -60.08 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.41 $
(427.76 Ft)
0.42 $
(126.76 Ft)
     -70.37 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $
(391.66 Ft)
0.44 $
(132.82 Ft)
     -66.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 $
(562.04 Ft)
1.12 $
(339.98 Ft)
     -39.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.07 $
(629.38 Ft)
0.38 $
(114.19 Ft)
     -81.86 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $
(4,253.27 Ft)
4.94 $
(1,500.00 Ft)
     -64.73 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.92 $
(887.30 Ft)
0.88 $
(267.85 Ft)
     -69.81 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 $
(674.83 Ft)
1.25 $
(380.19 Ft)
     -43.66 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(3,038.05 Ft)
4.94 $
(1,500.00 Ft)
     -50.63 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(759.51 Ft)
1.15 $
(350.00 Ft)
     -53.92 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(21,873.96 Ft)
31.27 $
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -56.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(850.65 Ft)
2.30 $
(700.00 Ft)
     -17.71 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(911.42 Ft)
1.59 $
(482.80 Ft)
     -47.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(7,595.12 Ft)
14.81 $
(4,500.00 Ft)
     -40.75 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.54 $
(1,076.90 Ft)
4.73 $
(1,438.10 Ft)
     +33.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(7,291,320.00 Ft)
21,395.30 $
(6,500,000.00 Ft)
     -10.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,045.24 $
(6,697,453.56 Ft)
21,368.75 $
(6,491,931.88 Ft)
     -3.07 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 132.45 $
(40,238.50 Ft)
163.45 $
(49,655.92 Ft)
     +23.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $
(69.12 Ft)
0.09 $
(28.14 Ft)
     -59.28 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.17 $
(19,496.69 Ft)
15.15 $
(4,601.67 Ft)
     -76.40 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.52 $
(12,311.64 Ft)
43.27 $
(13,145.88 Ft)
     +6.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.42 $
(5,293.66 Ft)
14.55 $
(4,420.00 Ft)
     -16.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(4,253.27 Ft)
6.25 $
(1,900.00 Ft)
     -55.33 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,127.93 $
(342,671.79 Ft)
341.34 $
(103,700.78 Ft)
     -69.74 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $
(6,274,658.27 Ft)
8,773.07 $
(2,665,303.03 Ft)
     -57.52 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.69 $
(16,310.12 Ft)
68.56 $
(20,828.01 Ft)
     +27.70 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.16 $
(14,022.30 Ft)
29.91 $
(9,088.22 Ft)
     -35.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.41 $
(24,733.33 Ft)
78.24 $
(23,770.00 Ft)
     -3.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.20 $
(32,871.34 Ft)
89.59 $
(27,218.85 Ft)
     -17.20 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,189.47 $
(665,171.28 Ft)
525.85 $
(159,754.83 Ft)
     -75.98 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,756.80 $
(533,723.95 Ft)
400.59 $
(121,702.74 Ft)
     -77.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,629.95 $
(1,102,796.12 Ft)
964.98 $
(293,166.97 Ft)
     -73.42 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,908.63 $
(883,655.32 Ft)
699.32 $
(212,455.53 Ft)
     -75.96 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 558.08 $
(169,548.37 Ft)
316.42 $
(96,130.14 Ft)
     -43.30 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 372.75 $
(113,243.97 Ft)
208.67 $
(63,393.93 Ft)
     -44.02 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Budapest[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,998.07 $
(1,518,437.64 Ft)
935.50 $
(284,209.46 Ft)
     -81.28 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.16 4.95      +19.10 %
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