Budapest vs Chengdu - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Chengdu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1070
$759
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2686
$2063
🏠 One person rent
$502
$305
🏘️ Family rent
$875
$519
🍽️ Food expenses
$338
$268
🚐 Transport expenses
$118
$97
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1051
$848
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
93
92
😀 Quality of life
80
73
🏙️ Population
1.71M
20.9M

The cost of living in Budapest is 41% more expensive than in Chengdu. Cities ranked 4589th and 6348th ($1070 vs $759) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 51st in Hungary and China, respectively. Check Hungary vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Budapest compared to 1.1 months in Chengdu. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Chengdu ranked 7th in China, while ranked 402nd and 1510th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Chengdu

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Budapest Chengdu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.95
$2.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$51.4
$24.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.96
$5.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.25
$3.11
 Cappuccino
$2.48
$4.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.28
$0.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$526
$380
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$233
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$953
$697
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$665
$402
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.5
$29.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$45.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.9
$12.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.44%
5.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3777
$3970
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2497
$2247
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.96
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.2
$26.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.9
$5.35
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.79
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.42
$2.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$1.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.44
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.32
$2.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$15.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.27
$5.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$13.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$1.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$0.82
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.66
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.6
$16.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.6
$3.06
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$4.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.16
$5.48
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.15
$1.48
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.1
$34.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.27
$6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64.2
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.55
$7.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$76.8
$80.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.5
$91.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$406
$388
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9861
$20843

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Cities near Budapest

Distance City Cost of living
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Budafok-Teteny
$702
16 km or 9.8 mi Erd
$737
16 km or 10 mi Dunakeszi
$807
17 km or 11 mi Szigetszentmiklos
$703
27 km or 17 mi Godollo
$664
32 km or 20 mi Vac
$753
49 km or 31 mi Tatabanya
$701
58 km or 36 mi Szekesfehervar
$820
58 km or 36 mi Dunaujvaros
$666
67 km or 42 mi Cegled
$724
74 km or 46 mi Komarno
$940
82 km or 51 mi Kecskemet
$644
84 km or 52 mi Nove Zamky
$933
86 km or 53 mi Salgotarjan
$708
86 km or 53 mi Levice
$892
93 km or 58 mi Szolnok
$603
96 km or 59 mi Veszprem
$726
104 km or 65 mi Lucenec
$848
107 km or 67 mi Gyor
$729
109 km or 68 mi Eger
$697
115 km or 72 mi Nitra
$1032
121 km or 75 mi Zvolen
$1203
123 km or 76 mi Ozd
$622
130 km or 81 mi Szekszard
$670
138 km or 86 mi Banska Bystrica
$950
139 km or 86 mi Mosonmagyarovar
$703
145 km or 90 mi Prievidza
$918
146 km or 91 mi Trnava
$968
146 km or 91 mi Miskolc
$673
146 km or 91 mi Baja
$650
150 km or 93 mi Piestany
$838
153 km or 95 mi Hodmezovasarhely
$696
158 km or 98 mi Kaposvar
$634
160 km or 99 mi Petrzalka
$945
161 km or 100 mi Bratislava
$1120
163 km or 101 mi Subotica
$633
163 km or 101 mi Szeged
$761
170 km or 106 mi Pecs
$658
172 km or 107 mi Trencin
$1162
174 km or 108 mi Martin
$939

Cities near Chengdu

Distance City Cost of living
38 km or 24 mi Chongzhou
$669
38 km or 24 mi Pengzhou
$673
41 km or 25 mi Guanghan
$664
53 km or 33 mi Shifang
$659
55 km or 34 mi Jianyang
$679
56 km or 35 mi Dujiangyan
$669
60 km or 38 mi Deyang
$723
65 km or 40 mi Qionglai
$666
71 km or 44 mi Meishan
$713
77 km or 48 mi Mianzhu
$661
81 km or 50 mi Ziyang
$704
110 km or 68 mi Mianyang
$565
124 km or 77 mi Leshan
$720
127 km or 79 mi Ya'an
$688
127 km or 79 mi Shehong
$676
131 km or 81 mi Emeishan
$656
139 km or 87 mi Jiangyou
$671
145 km or 90 mi Suining
$720
153 km or 95 mi Neijiang
$786
161 km or 100 mi Zigong
$684
188 km or 117 mi Longchang
$667
193 km or 120 mi Nanchong
$657
208 km or 129 mi Langzhong
$669
219 km or 136 mi Yibin
$726
237 km or 148 mi Luzhou
$735
247 km or 153 mi Guang'an
$722
259 km or 161 mi Guangyuan
$707
261 km or 162 mi Huaying
$654
265 km or 165 mi Chongqing
$685
288 km or 179 mi Bazhong
$719
333 km or 207 mi Dazhou
$693
341 km or 212 mi Longnan
$709
353 km or 220 mi Xichang
$676
372 km or 231 mi Zhaotong
$743
388 km or 241 mi Hanzhong
$720
390 km or 243 mi Renhuai
$666
392 km or 244 mi Bijie
$765
408 km or 253 mi Wanyuan
$657
431 km or 268 mi Zunyi
$710
459 km or 285 mi Liupanshui
$700