Budapest vs Riga - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Riga
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$967
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$2363
🏠 One person rent
$410
$469
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$735
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$314
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$81.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$1012
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
93
59
😀 Quality of life
78
78
🏙️ Population
1.72M
615K

The cost of living in Budapest is 11% less expensive than in Riga. Cities ranked 5871st and 5468th ($860 vs $967) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Hungary and Latvia, respectively. Check Hungary vs Latvia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Budapest compared to 1 months in Riga. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Riga ranked 1st in Latvia, while ranked 448th and 417th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Riga

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Budapest Riga
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.89
$8.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$37.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$6.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$3.69
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$3.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.02
$1.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$299
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$743
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$473
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$194
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$13.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
2.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$2506
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$1424
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$1.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$48.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$7.43
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$0.93
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.36
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$2.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$8.58
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$6.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$9.59
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$2.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$0.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$8.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$4.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$8.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$4.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$34.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$8.62
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$43.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$62.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$73.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$363
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$15867

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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 Riga

Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Jurmala
$829
34 km or 21 mi Ogre
$676
40 km or 25 mi Jelgava
$724
103 km or 64 mi Valmiera
$673
118 km or 74 mi Jekabpils
$580
123 km or 77 mi Siauliai
$628
129 km or 80 mi Mazeikiai
$711
137 km or 85 mi Panevezys
$645
161 km or 100 mi Ventspils
$758
161 km or 100 mi Parnu
$863
174 km or 108 mi Kuressaare
$773
181 km or 112 mi Viljandi
$703
186 km or 115 mi Utena
$741
190 km or 118 mi Daugavpils
$644
195 km or 121 mi Liepaja
$650
203 km or 126 mi Rezekne
$582
209 km or 130 mi Jonava
$632
223 km or 138 mi Tartu
$891
228 km or 142 mi Kaunas
$843
229 km or 142 mi Klaipeda
$767
262 km or 163 mi Vilnius
$1021
270 km or 168 mi Marijampole
$721
271 km or 168 mi Pskov
$687
279 km or 174 mi Tallinn
$1145
283 km or 176 mi Alytus
$671
286 km or 178 mi Maardu
$861
298 km or 185 mi Rakvere
$837
327 km or 203 mi Suwalki
$715
330 km or 205 mi Kohtla-Jarve
$842
335 km or 208 mi Kaliningrad
$745
339 km or 211 mi Raseborg
$1342
347 km or 215 mi Sillamae
$783
353 km or 219 mi Kirkkonummi
$1387
357 km or 222 mi Visby
$1199
361 km or 225 mi Narva
$743
362 km or 225 mi Helsinki
$1763
364 km or 226 mi Espoo
$1752
365 km or 227 mi Grodno
$424
365 km or 227 mi Elk
$724
367 km or 228 mi Lohja
$1277