Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Budapest 

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Consumer Prices in Budapest are 38.78% lower than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Budapest are 55.51% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Budapest are 76.31% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Budapest are 49.98% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Budapest are 46.92% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Budapest is 55.39% lower than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(4,589.69 Ft)
8.01 $
(2,450.00 Ft)
     -46.62 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(22,948.46 Ft)
39.22 $
(12,000.00 Ft)
     -47.71 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(2,753.81 Ft)
5.67 $
(1,735.00 Ft)
     -37.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(1,835.88 Ft)
1.96 $
(600.00 Ft)
     -67.32 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(2,447.84 Ft)
1.96 $
(600.00 Ft)
     -75.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.44 $
(1,358.42 Ft)
1.72 $
(526.52 Ft)
     -61.24 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.80 $
(551.88 Ft)
1.14 $
(347.69 Ft)
     -37.00 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 $
(508.07 Ft)
0.91 $
(278.14 Ft)
     -45.26 %
Markets
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.32 $
(1,014.90 Ft)
3.24 $
(992.71 Ft)
     -2.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.22 $
(983.94 Ft)
0.84 $
(257.98 Ft)
     -73.78 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.09 $
(638.19 Ft)
0.63 $
(192.69 Ft)
     -69.81 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.76 $
(845.03 Ft)
1.94 $
(593.68 Ft)
     -29.74 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.27 $
(1,613.05 Ft)
3.53 $
(1,080.79 Ft)
     -33.00 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.93 $
(1,509.31 Ft)
2.41 $
(737.81 Ft)
     -51.12 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.92 $
(1,812.48 Ft)
4.18 $
(1,280.51 Ft)
     -29.35 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.77 $
(542.70 Ft)
0.74 $
(227.30 Ft)
     -58.12 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 $
(240.75 Ft)
0.69 $
(209.60 Ft)
     -12.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.46 $
(447.11 Ft)
0.81 $
(247.30 Ft)
     -44.69 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.74 $
(533.25 Ft)
0.98 $
(299.43 Ft)
     -43.85 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(364.88 Ft)
0.45 $
(136.98 Ft)
     -62.46 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.01 $
(310.49 Ft)
0.45 $
(137.64 Ft)
     -55.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.61 $
(492.45 Ft)
1.12 $
(342.60 Ft)
     -30.43 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(527.90 Ft)
0.40 $
(122.32 Ft)
     -76.83 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(3,671.75 Ft)
4.90 $
(1,500.00 Ft)
     -59.15 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.11 $
(951.26 Ft)
0.92 $
(280.89 Ft)
     -70.47 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 $
(636.44 Ft)
1.28 $
(392.69 Ft)
     -38.30 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(3,059.79 Ft)
5.56 $
(1,700.00 Ft)
     -44.44 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(764.95 Ft)
1.14 $
(350.00 Ft)
     -54.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(22,030.52 Ft)
31.05 $
(9,500.00 Ft)
     -56.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(856.74 Ft)
2.29 $
(700.00 Ft)
     -18.30 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(917.94 Ft)
1.58 $
(482.80 Ft)
     -47.40 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(7,649.49 Ft)
14.71 $
(4,500.00 Ft)
     -41.17 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.82 $
(1,167.96 Ft)
5.35 $
(1,638.19 Ft)
     +40.26 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(7,649,485.97 Ft)
23,954.67 $
(7,329,636.34 Ft)
     -4.18 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,529.96 $
(6,587,724.67 Ft)
23,798.04 $
(7,281,710.30 Ft)
     +10.53 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 137.70 $
(42,133.54 Ft)
165.75 $
(50,716.03 Ft)
     +20.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $
(69.99 Ft)
0.10 $
(30.72 Ft)
     -56.11 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.88 $
(19,240.11 Ft)
15.04 $
(4,602.44 Ft)
     -76.08 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.03 $
(12,554.48 Ft)
43.94 $
(13,445.17 Ft)
     +7.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.19 $
(4,341.85 Ft)
12.90 $
(3,948.09 Ft)
     -9.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(4,589.69 Ft)
6.54 $
(2,000.00 Ft)
     -56.42 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,282.27 $
(392,348.51 Ft)
385.42 $
(117,931.03 Ft)
     -69.94 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $
(6,319,568.14 Ft)
9,479.11 $
(2,900,413.03 Ft)
     -54.10 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 49.46 $
(15,134.76 Ft)
74.67 $
(22,848.80 Ft)
     +50.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.98 $
(13,457.11 Ft)
33.16 $
(10,146.70 Ft)
     -24.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.35 $
(23,056.13 Ft)
79.62 $
(24,361.59 Ft)
     +5.66 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 102.46 $
(31,351.07 Ft)
92.84 $
(28,408.17 Ft)
     -9.39 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,173.30 $
(664,984.93 Ft)
489.52 $
(149,782.12 Ft)
     -77.48 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,731.49 $
(529,798.85 Ft)
386.15 $
(118,155.12 Ft)
     -77.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,676.43 $
(1,124,911.99 Ft)
923.13 $
(282,460.32 Ft)
     -74.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,875.79 $
(879,931.36 Ft)
678.46 $
(207,595.24 Ft)
     -76.41 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 670.06 $
(205,025.97 Ft)
326.54 $
(99,915.35 Ft)
     -51.27 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 396.73 $
(121,391.15 Ft)
219.64 $
(67,204.56 Ft)
     -44.64 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA Edit Budapest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,947.85 $
(1,513,939.25 Ft)
982.05 $
(300,488.32 Ft)
     -80.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 4.64      +29.68 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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