Summary

Cost of living in Budapest is 14% more expensive than Bucharest according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$1,025
$877
Cost of Living
$805
$697
Average Salary
$658
$567
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$506.23
$436.17
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$371.45
$298.99
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$972.88
$757.58
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$640.7
$503.64

Salaries And Financing

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$805.28
$697.37
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.96
%6.71

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$154.21
$105.37
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.09
$0.11
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$13.78
$9.41

Markets

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$0.78
$1.13
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$0.77
$0.64
Eggs (regular) (12)
$1.59
$2.13
Local Cheese (1kg)
$6.24
$5.72
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$0.37
$0.57
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$4.7
$4.97
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$0.8
$0.86
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.25
$1.38
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$4.11
$4.17
Apples (1kg)
$1.04
$0.88
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$4.66
$4.82
Oranges (1kg)
$1.25
$1.14
Potato (1kg)
$0.9
$0.68
Lettuce (1 head)
$0.98
$0.67
Rice (white), (1kg)
$1.23
$1.15
Tomato (1kg)
$1.79
$1.25
Banana (1kg)
$1.35
$1.24
Onion (1kg)
$0.91
$0.76
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$8.81
$7.79

Transportation

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$1.06
$0.39
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$30.66
$12.99
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.22
$1.31
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$17,306.84
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$2.01
$0.42
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$1.01
$0.42
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$14.3
$4.16
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$19,768.84

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$59.4
$67.29
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$30.53
$33.74
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$72.58
$73.25
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$90.25
$84.69

Restaurants

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$6.62
$8.02
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$32.83
$29.03
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$4.97
$4.58
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$1.51
$1.55
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.72
$1.96
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.03
$1.42
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.8
$1.33
Cappuccino (regular)
$1.45
$2.02

Sports And Leisure

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$40.46
$41.03
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$12.9
$14.93
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$5.72
$6.88

Childcare

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$278.18
$350.39
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$0
$7,140.98

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Budapest
Bucharest
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$2,970.65
$1,855.43
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$1,918.95
$1,177.97