Budapest vs Saitama - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Saitama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$1179
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$3271
🏠 One person rent
$410
$462
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$1210
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$383
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$235
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$1470
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
21 km
🎓 Higher education
93
99
😀 Quality of life
78
78
🏙️ Population
1.72M
1.32M

The cost of living in Budapest is 27% less expensive than in Saitama. Cities ranked 5871st and 4068th ($860 vs $1179) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 17th in Hungary and Japan, respectively. Check Hungary vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Budapest compared to 1.2 months in Saitama. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Saitama ranked 78th in Japan, while ranked 448th and 439th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Saitama

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Budapest Saitama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.89
$4.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$4.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$3.26
🥤 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
$406
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$344
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$1415
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$978
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$70.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$35.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
1.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$4496
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$3043
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$2.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$94.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$29.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$6.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$1.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$8.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$5.12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$7.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$4.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$4.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$5.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$5.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$51.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$12.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$40.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$59.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$206
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$6346

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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 Saitama

Distance City Cost of living
5.1 km or 3.1 mi Warabi
$1022
5.7 km or 3.6 mi Toda
$1029
6.5 km or 4 mi Shiki
$1022
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Asaka
$1032
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Fujimi
$1027
9.3 km or 5.8 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
9.6 km or 6 mi Wako
$1023
10 km or 6.5 mi Niiza
$1037
11 km or 7 mi Miyoshi
$1019
11 km or 7.1 mi Fujimino
$1025
14 km or 8.4 mi Koshigaya
$1031
14 km or 8.5 mi Kiyose
$1025
14 km or 8.5 mi Ageo
$1051
15 km or 9.2 mi Hasuda
$1022
15 km or 9.3 mi Soka
$1061
16 km or 9.6 mi Ina
$1024
16 km or 9.7 mi Higashikurume
$1023
16 km or 9.9 mi Kasukabe
$1050
17 km or 10 mi Kawagoe
$979
17 km or 10 mi Matsubushi
$1020
17 km or 11 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
18 km or 11 mi Musashino
$1031
18 km or 11 mi Okegawa
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Shiraoka
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
18 km or 11 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
18 km or 11 mi Yashio
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Miyashiro
$1021
20 km or 12 mi Tokyo
$1698
20 km or 12 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
20 km or 12 mi Sugito
$1024
21 km or 13 mi Misato
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Sayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Kitamoto
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Kodaira
$1048
21 km or 13 mi Mitaka
$1047
22 km or 14 mi Koganei
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Kuki
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Iruma
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Noda
$1031