Budapest vs Rio de Janeiro - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Rio de Janeiro
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$903
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$2226
🏠 One person rent
$410
$413
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$699
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$250
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$153
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$380
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
93
94
😀 Quality of life
78
65
🏙️ Population
1.72M
6.75M

The cost of living in Budapest is 5% less expensive than in Rio de Janeiro. Cities ranked 5871st and 5706th ($860 vs $903) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in Hungary and Brazil, respectively. Check Hungary vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Budapest compared to 0.4 months in Rio de Janeiro. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Rio de Janeiro ranked 2nd in Brazil, while ranked 448th and 4114th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Rio de Janeiro

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Budapest Rio de Janeiro
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.89
$6.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$25.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$6.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$1.99
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$2.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.02
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$451
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$736
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$511
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$78.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$21.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
9.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$2121
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$1292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$0.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$48.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$8.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$1.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$1.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$8.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$4.36
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$8.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$1.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$10.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$1.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$5.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$3.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$1.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$25.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$53.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$8.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$43.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$68.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$479
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$6195

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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 Rio de Janeiro

Distance City Cost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Niteroi
$733
18 km or 11 mi Duque de Caxias
$547
21 km or 13 mi Sao Joao de Meriti
$889
26 km or 16 mi Belford Roxo
$1198
31 km or 19 mi Nova Iguacu
$586
45 km or 28 mi Petropolis
$561
60 km or 37 mi Teresopolis
$532
70 km or 44 mi Saquarema
$551
98 km or 61 mi Nova Friburgo
$626
102 km or 64 mi Volta Redonda
$490
108 km or 67 mi Barra Mansa
$561
112 km or 70 mi Sao Pedro da Aldeia
$546
115 km or 72 mi Angra dos Reis
$630
121 km or 75 mi Cabo Frio
$632
130 km or 81 mi Juiz de Fora
$479
135 km or 84 mi Rio das Ostras
$620
137 km or 85 mi Resende
$573
157 km or 97 mi Macae
$544
184 km or 115 mi Cruzeiro
$553
196 km or 122 mi Barbacena
$576
199 km or 123 mi Lorena
$554
200 km or 124 mi Ubatuba
$513
201 km or 125 mi Uba
$554
208 km or 129 mi Guaratingueta
$556
215 km or 134 mi Muriae
$555
226 km or 140 mi Sao Joao del-Rei
$479
231 km or 144 mi Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
232 km or 144 mi Pindamonhangaba
$602
238 km or 148 mi Itajuba
$590
240 km or 149 mi Caraguatatuba
$554
241 km or 150 mi Taubate
$586
242 km or 150 mi Vicosa
$524
245 km or 152 mi Sao Sebastiao
$555
251 km or 156 mi Tres Coracoes
$554
257 km or 160 mi Conselheiro Lafaiete
$522
258 km or 160 mi Cacapava
$554
264 km or 164 mi Lavras
$544
275 km or 171 mi Varginha
$523
277 km or 172 mi Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
279 km or 173 mi Ponte Nova
$555