Budapest vs Phoenix - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Phoenix
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$2374
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$5276
🏠 One person rent
$410
$1507
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$2526
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$559
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$4592
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
93
68
😀 Quality of life
78
89
🏙️ Population
1.72M
1.61M

The cost of living in Budapest is 64% less expensive than in Phoenix. Cities ranked 5871st and 209th ($860 vs $2374) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 160th 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 1.9 months in Phoenix. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Phoenix ranked 24th in the United States, while ranked 448th and 121st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Phoenix

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Budapest Phoenix
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.89
$15.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$64.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$10
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$6.05
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$5.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.02
$2.4
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$1508
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$1250
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$2617
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$2159
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$131
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$200
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$75
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$4511
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$2613
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$2.12
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$64.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$13.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.82
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$3.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$4.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$3.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$11.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$9.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$14.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$4.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$3.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$4.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$2.45
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$1.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$3.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$9.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$8.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$5.39
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$3.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$33
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$127
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$79.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$867
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$15840

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8.1 mi Glendale
$1980
14 km or 9 mi Scottsdale
$2050
16 km or 10 mi Peoria
$2375
17 km or 10 mi Tempe
$1892
25 km or 15 mi El Mirage
$1951
26 km or 16 mi Mesa
$2114
27 km or 17 mi Avondale
$2170
28 km or 17 mi Goodyear
$1950
29 km or 18 mi Surprise
$2017
33 km or 21 mi Chandler
$2602
33 km or 21 mi Gilbert
$1929
33 km or 21 mi Fountain Hills
$1944
51 km or 31 mi Queen Creek
$2174
51 km or 32 mi Apache Junction
$1943
51 km or 32 mi Buckeye
$1994
53 km or 33 mi Maricopa
$1985
78 km or 48 mi Casa Grande
$1954
84 km or 52 mi Florence
$1946
118 km or 73 mi Prescott
$1977
122 km or 76 mi Prescott Valley
$1940
155 km or 96 mi Marana
$1941
160 km or 99 mi Oro Valley
$1944
165 km or 102 mi Casas Adobes
$1938
181 km or 112 mi Tucson
$1689
190 km or 118 mi Flagstaff
$2255
205 km or 128 mi Sahuarita
$1935
232 km or 144 mi Lake Havasu
$1914
234 km or 145 mi Blythe
$1942
254 km or 158 mi Yuma
$1566
259 km or 161 mi Kingman
$1705
264 km or 164 mi Nogales
$1809
268 km or 166 mi Nogales
$531
276 km or 171 mi San Luis
$1947
276 km or 172 mi San Luis Rio Colorado
$572
278 km or 173 mi Sierra Vista
$1929
290 km or 180 mi Bullhead
$1769
313 km or 194 mi Caborca
$629
327 km or 203 mi Brawley
$1947
330 km or 205 mi Mexicali
$659
332 km or 207 mi Calexico
$1940