Budapest vs London - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest London
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1070
$2765
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2686
$6448
🏠 One person rent
$502
$1730
🏘️ Family rent
$875
$2985
🍽️ Food expenses
$338
$460
🚐 Transport expenses
$118
$406
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1051
$3648
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
93
100
😀 Quality of life
80
97
🏙️ Population
1.71M
8.91M

The cost of living in Budapest is 61% less expensive than in London. Cities ranked 4589th and 85th ($1070 vs $2765) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Hungary and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check Hungary vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Budapest compared to 1.3 months in London. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs London ranked 1st in the United Kingdom, while ranked 402nd and 4th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs London

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Budapest London
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.95
$15.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$51.4
$67
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.96
$8.24
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.25
$7.18
 Cappuccino
$2.48
$4.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.28
$2.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$526
$1948
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$1416
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$953
$3604
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$665
$2455
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.5
$174
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$266
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.9
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.44%
3.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3777
$14539
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2497
$8844
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.96
$3.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.2
$145
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.9
$22.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.79
$2.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.42
$1.26
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$1.32
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.32
$3.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$8.48
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.27
$8.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$12.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$2.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.93
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.66
$2.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.6
$10.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$2.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.6
$16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.16
$5.33
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.15
$2.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.1
$49
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.27
$14.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64.2
$115
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.55
$18.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$76.8
$86
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.5
$92.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$406
$1862
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9861
$21740

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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 London

Distance City Cost of living
1.3 km or 0.8 mi Westminster
$2488
11 km or 7 mi Wimbledon
$1510
13 km or 8.3 mi Richmond
$1503
15 km or 9.3 mi Croydon
$1904
16 km or 10 mi Greenford
$1743
19 km or 12 mi Ewell
$1506
21 km or 13 mi Coulsdon
$1508
23 km or 14 mi Esher
$1507
24 km or 15 mi Walton-on-Thames
$1516
25 km or 15 mi Watford
$1873
27 km or 17 mi Upminster
$1511
28 km or 17 mi Rickmansworth
$1501
31 km or 19 mi St Albans
$1820
32 km or 20 mi Grays
$1512
32 km or 20 mi Hertford
$1500
32 km or 20 mi Slough
$1663
32 km or 20 mi Brentwood
$1588
35 km or 22 mi Harlow
$1541
35 km or 22 mi Gravesend
$1831
35 km or 22 mi Hemel Hempstead
$1510
37 km or 23 mi Woking
$1903
38 km or 24 mi Harpenden
$1512
40 km or 25 mi Billericay
$1440
41 km or 25 mi Maidenhead
$1670
43 km or 27 mi East Grinstead
$1509
43 km or 27 mi Basildon
$2070
43 km or 27 mi Guildford
$2000
44 km or 27 mi Crawley
$1767
44 km or 27 mi Stevenage
$1619
44 km or 27 mi Bracknell
$1817
44 km or 28 mi Rochester
$1719
44 km or 28 mi Tonbridge
$1808
45 km or 28 mi High Wycombe
$1741
46 km or 28 mi Bishop's Stortford
$1511
46 km or 28 mi Luton
$1541
47 km or 29 mi Chatham
$1672
49 km or 30 mi Chelmsford
$1761
49 km or 30 mi Gillingham
$1516
49 km or 30 mi Godalming
$1793
49 km or 31 mi Farnborough
$1871