Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
HUF

United States is 28% more expensive than Hungary.

In Hungary compared to United States, you:

pay 46.3% less for restaurants

Cost United States help_outline Hungary help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $13.17 $5.58
(1 499 Ft)
-57.7%
Fast food combo meal
(McDonalds, or similar)
$7.03 $5.26
(1 414,39 Ft)
-25.2%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.75 $1.03
(277,56 Ft)
-41.0%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.43 $0.70
(186,96 Ft)
-51.3%

United States vs. Hungary - Cost of restaurants

pay 53.8% less for groceries

Cost United States help_outline Hungary help_outline  
Bread
(1 loaf)
$2.62 $0.67
(179,95 Ft)
-74.4%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.46 $3.09
(830,31 Ft)
-43.5%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.22 $3.03
(813,28 Ft)
-6.2%
Eggs
(1 dozen)
$2.44 $1.77
(475,44 Ft)
-27.7%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.96 $2.23
(599,36 Ft)
-43.7%
Apples (1 lb) $2.01 $0.51
(138,02 Ft)
-74.5%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.72 $0.67
(180,61 Ft)
-6.6%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.88 $0.59
(159,56 Ft)
-68.5%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.87 $0.77
(207,47 Ft)
-58.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.18 $0.32
(86,93 Ft)
-72.5%
Onions (1 lb) $1.19 $0.32
(86,68 Ft)
-73.0%

United States vs. Hungary - Cost of groceries

pay 11.6% less for transportation

Cost United States help_outline Hungary help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.48 $4.92
(1 323,12 Ft)
+98.2%
Monthly public transit pass $62.79 $24.49
(6 582,8 Ft)
-61.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,580.91 $19,120.51
(5 140 357,29 Ft)
-11.4%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $16.85 $9.58
(2 574,22 Ft)
-43.2%

United States vs. Hungary - Cost of transportation

pay 68.3% less for housing

Cost United States help_outline Hungary help_outline  
Internet connection
(50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl)
$59.63 $14.87
(3 998,42 Ft)
-75.1%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,075.75 $301.72
(81 115,07 Ft)
-72.0%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $904.61 $230.91
(62 078,73 Ft)
-74.5%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
(including electric, gas, water, heating)
$117.33 $136.24
(36 625,65 Ft)
+16.1%

United States vs. Hungary - Cost of housing

pay 42.8% less for childcare

Cost United States help_outline Hungary help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $819.53 $329.41
(88 559,71 Ft)
-59.8%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $17,485.40 $10,141.32
(2 726 393,18 Ft)
-42.0%

United States vs. Hungary - Cost of childcare

pay 31.2% less for entertainment and sports

Cost United States help_outline Hungary help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.08 $1.38
(370,53 Ft)
-66.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.93 $1.33
(356,45 Ft)
-66.2%
Pack of cigarettes
(Marlboro or similar)
$7.06 $4.34
(1 166,82 Ft)
-38.5%
Monthly membership at local gym $36.42 $30.39
(8 169,81 Ft)
-16.6%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $11.00 $5.58
(1 499,02 Ft)
-49.3%

United States vs. Hungary - Cost of entertainment and sports

pay 5.4% more for clothing

Cost United States help_outline Hungary help_outline  
Regular jeans
(Levi's brand)
$41.53 $62.76
(16 871,28 Ft)
+51.1%
Regular dress
(from H&M or similar store)
$34.62 $31.09
(8 358,61 Ft)
-10.2%
Running shoes
(Nike or Adidas)
$73.30 $78.45
(21 089,63 Ft)
+7.0%
Men's business shoes (leather) $92.56 $82.72
(22 238,6 Ft)
-10.6%

United States vs. Hungary - Cost of clothing

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