Budapest vs Philadelphia - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Philadelphia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$2361
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$5659
🏠 One person rent
$410
$1382
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$2582
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$587
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$259
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$5157
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
93
100
😀 Quality of life
78
91
🏙️ Population
1.72M
1.58M

The cost of living in Budapest is 64% less expensive than in Philadelphia. Cities ranked 5871st and 215th ($860 vs $2361) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 166th in Hungary and the United States, respectively. Check Hungary vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Budapest compared to 2.2 months in Philadelphia. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Philadelphia ranked 10th in the United States, while ranked 448th and 70th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Philadelphia

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Budapest Philadelphia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.89
$16.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$59.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$5.51
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$4.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.02
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$1637
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$1117
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$3227
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$2156
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$94.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$145
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$66.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$6389
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$2174
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$95.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$30.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$3.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$4.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$2.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$12.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$15.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$5.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$4.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$5.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$3.55
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$2.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$1.09
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$2.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$4.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$10.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$4.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$44.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$13.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$64.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$25.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$46.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$80.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$1172
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$15017

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Cities near Budapest

Distance City Cost of living
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Budafok-Teteny
$599
16 km or 9.8 mi Erd
$650
16 km or 10 mi Dunakeszi
$760
17 km or 11 mi Szigetszentmiklos
$601
27 km or 17 mi Godollo
$592
32 km or 20 mi Vac
$652
49 km or 31 mi Tatabanya
$639
58 km or 36 mi Szekesfehervar
$675
58 km or 36 mi Dunaujvaros
$588
67 km or 42 mi Cegled
$636
74 km or 46 mi Komarno
$842
82 km or 51 mi Kecskemet
$605
84 km or 52 mi Nove Zamky
$916
86 km or 53 mi Salgotarjan
$614
86 km or 53 mi Levice
$794
93 km or 58 mi Szolnok
$515
96 km or 59 mi Veszprem
$624
104 km or 65 mi Lucenec
$900
107 km or 67 mi Gyor
$619
109 km or 68 mi Eger
$550
115 km or 72 mi Nitra
$964
121 km or 75 mi Zvolen
$846
123 km or 76 mi Ozd
$539
130 km or 81 mi Szekszard
$569
138 km or 86 mi Banska Bystrica
$884
139 km or 86 mi Mosonmagyarovar
$598
145 km or 90 mi Prievidza
$863
146 km or 91 mi Trnava
$897
146 km or 91 mi Miskolc
$589
146 km or 91 mi Baja
$560
150 km or 93 mi Piestany
$712
153 km or 95 mi Hodmezovasarhely
$593
158 km or 98 mi Kaposvar
$572
160 km or 99 mi Petrzalka
$848
161 km or 100 mi Bratislava
$1032
163 km or 101 mi Subotica
$503
163 km or 101 mi Szeged
$615
170 km or 106 mi Pecs
$534
172 km or 107 mi Trencin
$795
174 km or 108 mi Martin
$840

Cities near Philadelphia

Distance City Cost of living
5.2 km or 3.2 mi Camden
$2249
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Pennsauken Township
$1939
12 km or 7.1 mi Cherry Hill
$2051
12 km or 7.7 mi West Deptford Township
$1951
16 km or 9.9 mi Fox Chase
$1936
16 km or 9.9 mi Deptford Township
$1950
19 km or 12 mi Moorestown
$1948
21 km or 13 mi Gloucester Township
$1949
21 km or 13 mi Chester
$1943
22 km or 14 mi Mount Laurel
$1930
25 km or 15 mi Evesham Township
$1942
25 km or 16 mi Willingboro Township
$1945
31 km or 19 mi Medford
$1935
35 km or 22 mi Levittown
$1952
35 km or 22 mi Winslow Township
$1941
36 km or 23 mi Monroe Township
$1950
38 km or 23 mi West Chester
$2655
40 km or 25 mi Wilmington
$1767
46 km or 28 mi Trenton
$1748
46 km or 29 mi Ewing Township
$1942
50 km or 31 mi Hamilton Township
$1944
52 km or 32 mi Pottstown
$1944
54 km or 33 mi Lawrence Township
$1940
56 km or 35 mi Vineland
$1938
58 km or 36 mi Newark
$1870
59 km or 36 mi Bridgeton
$1942
62 km or 38 mi Princeton
$2664
63 km or 39 mi Millville
$1943
64 km or 39 mi East Windsor Township
$1951
65 km or 40 mi Plainsboro Township
$1946
67 km or 42 mi Montgomery Township
$1934
67 km or 42 mi Manchester Township
$1900
71 km or 44 mi Jackson Township
$2022
72 km or 45 mi South Brunswick
$1939
77 km or 48 mi Allentown
$2169
77 km or 48 mi Bethlehem
$2049
77 km or 48 mi Hillsborough Township
$1941
78 km or 48 mi Reading
$1863
78 km or 49 mi Barnegat Township
$1962
79 km or 49 mi Manalapan Township
$2088