Budapest vs Shenzhen - Cost of Living Comparison

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Budapest Shenzhen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1134
$959
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2838
$2799
🏠 One person rent
$545
$491
🏘️ Family rent
$973
$1128
🍽️ Food expenses
$357
$276
🚐 Transport expenses
$119
$95.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1146
$1543
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
92
95
😀 Quality of life
79
79
🏙️ Population
1.71M
17.5M

The cost of living in Budapest is 18% more expensive than in Shenzhen. Cities ranked 4602nd and 5682nd ($1134 vs $959) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 16th in Hungary and China, respectively. Check Hungary vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Budapest compared to 1.6 months in Shenzhen. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Shenzhen ranked 3rd in China, while ranked 463rd and 436th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Shenzhen

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Budapest Shenzhen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.3
$3.84
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$46
$31
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.97
$5.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.57
$1.13
 Cappuccino
$2.35
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$537
$662
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$416
$380
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1038
$1631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$764
$907
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.1
$38.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$59.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16
$16.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.12%
4.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3850
$13333
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2628
$7504
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.22
$0.56
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.7
$28
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.8
$4.62
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.74
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$2.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.44
$2.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.81
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.53
$4.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
$13.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$1.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
$1.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.16
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.7
$1.22
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.7
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.08
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.99
$3.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$5.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.65
$6.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.23
$1.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.96
$1.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.4
$44.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.96
$8.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.6
$34
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.4
$8.04
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.7
$69
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.2
$80.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$417
$616
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10175
$23501

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Cities near Budapest

Distance City Cost of living
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Budafok-Teteny
$925
16 km or 9.8 mi Erd
$834
16 km or 10 mi Dunakeszi
$985
17 km or 11 mi Szigetszentmiklos
$870
27 km or 17 mi Godollo
$869
32 km or 20 mi Vac
$882
49 km or 31 mi Tatabanya
$895
58 km or 36 mi Szekesfehervar
$784
58 km or 36 mi Dunaujvaros
$743
67 km or 42 mi Cegled
$817
74 km or 46 mi Komarno
$1043
82 km or 51 mi Kecskemet
$717
84 km or 52 mi Nove Zamky
$1011
86 km or 53 mi Salgotarjan
$811
86 km or 53 mi Levice
$894
93 km or 58 mi Szolnok
$683
96 km or 59 mi Veszprem
$864
104 km or 65 mi Lucenec
$1225
107 km or 67 mi Gyor
$841
109 km or 68 mi Eger
$773
115 km or 72 mi Nitra
$1120
121 km or 75 mi Zvolen
$1464
123 km or 76 mi Ozd
$773
130 km or 81 mi Szekszard
$762
138 km or 86 mi Banska Bystrica
$1040
139 km or 86 mi Mosonmagyarovar
$813
145 km or 90 mi Prievidza
$883
146 km or 91 mi Trnava
$1064
146 km or 91 mi Miskolc
$705
146 km or 91 mi Baja
$726
150 km or 93 mi Piestany
$899
153 km or 95 mi Hodmezovasarhely
$766
158 km or 98 mi Kaposvar
$783
160 km or 99 mi Petrzalka
$1188
161 km or 100 mi Bratislava
$1255
163 km or 101 mi Subotica
$736
163 km or 101 mi Szeged
$770
170 km or 106 mi Pecs
$857
172 km or 107 mi Trencin
$1147
174 km or 108 mi Martin
$1033

Cities near Shenzhen

Distance City Cost of living
28 km or 17 mi Kowloon
$2414
30 km or 19 mi Hong Kong
$2638
58 km or 36 mi Zhuhai
$628
65 km or 40 mi Dongguan
$600
66 km or 41 mi Macau
$1568
72 km or 45 mi Zhongshan
$486
74 km or 46 mi Huizhou
$853
100 km or 62 mi Jiangmen
$827
105 km or 65 mi Guangzhou
$759
112 km or 69 mi Foshan
$580
134 km or 83 mi Shanwei
$1099
142 km or 88 mi Kaiping
$824
150 km or 93 mi Heyuan
$904
164 km or 102 mi Qingyuan
$790
174 km or 108 mi Zhaoqing
$806
212 km or 131 mi Yunfu
$849
228 km or 142 mi Yangjiang
$883
233 km or 145 mi Puning
$746
256 km or 159 mi Shaoguan
$873
262 km or 163 mi Jieyang
$726
286 km or 178 mi Shantou
$598
288 km or 179 mi Meizhou
$819
292 km or 182 mi Chaozhou
$598
299 km or 186 mi Wuzhou
$835
303 km or 188 mi Lianzhou
$784
330 km or 205 mi Hezhou
$796
337 km or 209 mi Gaozhou
$847
337 km or 210 mi Maoming
$880
377 km or 234 mi Ganzhou
$831
378 km or 235 mi Chenzhou
$759
401 km or 249 mi Yulin
$820
405 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$787
415 km or 258 mi Longyan
$754
428 km or 266 mi Zhangzhou
$785
460 km or 286 mi Guigang
$746
464 km or 288 mi Xiamen
$802
477 km or 297 mi Haikou
$631
485 km or 301 mi Kinmen
$853
489 km or 304 mi Guilin
$537
502 km or 312 mi Yongzhou
$592