Budapest vs San Diego - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest San Diego
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$2797
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$6223
🏠 One person rent
$410
$1866
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$3192
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$596
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$176
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$5969
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
93
89
😀 Quality of life
78
91
🏙️ Population
1.72M
1.39M

The cost of living in Budapest is 69% less expensive than in San Diego. Cities ranked 5871st and 56th ($860 vs $2797) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 45th 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 2.1 months in San Diego. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs San Diego ranked 12th in the United States, while ranked 448th and 76th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs San Diego

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Budapest San Diego
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.89
$15.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$69.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$9.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$7.02
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$4.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.02
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$2055
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$1591
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$3578
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$2789
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$68.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
4.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$10071
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$5797
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$73.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$17.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.49
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$3.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$3.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$5.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$13.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$4.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$3.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$4.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.69
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$2.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$1.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$2.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$3.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$10
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$9.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$6.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$4.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$42.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$14.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$24
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$55.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$88.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$1397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$14503

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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
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Coronado
$1938
7.2 km or 4.5 mi National
$1939
13 km or 7.8 mi Lemon Grove
$1945
14 km or 9 mi Chula Vista
$2696
14 km or 9 mi La Mesa
$2115
16 km or 9.8 mi Imperial Beach
$1939
18 km or 11 mi La Jolla
$1946
21 km or 13 mi El Cajon
$2038
24 km or 15 mi Tijuana
$913
25 km or 15 mi Santee
$1938
30 km or 19 mi Poway
$1943
38 km or 24 mi Encinitas
$3096
40 km or 25 mi Las Delicias
$627
43 km or 26 mi Rosarito Beach
$629
46 km or 29 mi Escondido
$2829
47 km or 30 mi San Marcos
$1949
52 km or 33 mi Carlsbad
$2836
54 km or 33 mi Vista
$2327
57 km or 36 mi Oceanside
$2661
73 km or 46 mi Fallbrook
$1973
88 km or 55 mi Temecula
$2943
91 km or 57 mi San Clemente
$2454
95 km or 59 mi Murrieta
$2469
97 km or 61 mi Dana Point
$1950
98 km or 61 mi French Valley
$1947
99 km or 61 mi San Juan Capistrano
$1946
99 km or 61 mi Wildomar
$1942
104 km or 65 mi Laguna Niguel
$2819
107 km or 66 mi Laguna Beach
$1934
107 km or 67 mi Menifee
$2200
109 km or 68 mi Ensenada
$632
109 km or 68 mi Lake Elsinore
$1916
110 km or 68 mi Mission Viejo
$2087
110 km or 69 mi Laguna Hills
$1934
111 km or 69 mi Rancho Santa Margarita
$2491
114 km or 71 mi Aliso Viejo
$1980
114 km or 71 mi Lake Forest
$2334
115 km or 72 mi Hemet
$2225
119 km or 74 mi Perris
$1951
119 km or 74 mi Temescal Valley
$1933