Budapest vs Shenzhen - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Shenzhen
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$1134
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$3065
🏠 One person rent
$410
$599
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$1172
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$313
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$109
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$1625
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
93
95
😀 Quality of life
78
80
🏙️ Population
1.72M
17.5M

The cost of living in Budapest is 24% less expensive than in Shenzhen. Cities ranked 5871st and 4211th ($860 vs $1134) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 8th in Hungary and China, respectively. Check Hungary vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Budapest compared to 1.4 months in Shenzhen. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Shenzhen ranked 3rd in China, while ranked 448th and 355th 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
$6.89
$5.45
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$33
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$5.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$3.52
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$4.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.02
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$479
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$1602
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$951
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$48.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$73.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$17.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$19092
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$8314
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$34.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$5.36
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$2.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$1.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$17.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$5.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$2.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$1.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.16
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$15.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$3.56
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$4.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$5.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$1.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$42.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$7.47
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$64.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$9.57
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$72.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$86.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$629
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$26673

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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 Shenzhen

Distance City Cost of living
28 km or 17 mi Kowloon
$2352
30 km or 19 mi Hong Kong
$2822
58 km or 36 mi Zhuhai
$675
65 km or 40 mi Dongguan
$787
66 km or 41 mi Macau
$1613
72 km or 45 mi Zhongshan
$663
74 km or 46 mi Huizhou
$763
100 km or 62 mi Jiangmen
$711
105 km or 65 mi Guangzhou
$995
112 km or 69 mi Foshan
$641
134 km or 83 mi Shanwei
$710
142 km or 88 mi Kaiping
$665
150 km or 93 mi Heyuan
$696
164 km or 102 mi Qingyuan
$733
174 km or 108 mi Zhaoqing
$707
212 km or 131 mi Yunfu
$763
228 km or 142 mi Yangjiang
$719
233 km or 145 mi Puning
$700
256 km or 159 mi Shaoguan
$688
262 km or 163 mi Jieyang
$747
286 km or 178 mi Shantou
$1051
288 km or 179 mi Meizhou
$775
292 km or 182 mi Chaozhou
$648
299 km or 186 mi Wuzhou
$727
303 km or 188 mi Lianzhou
$651
330 km or 205 mi Hezhou
$701
337 km or 209 mi Gaozhou
$686
337 km or 210 mi Maoming
$537
377 km or 234 mi Ganzhou
$792
378 km or 235 mi Chenzhou
$815
401 km or 249 mi Yulin
$753
405 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$667
415 km or 258 mi Longyan
$691
428 km or 266 mi Zhangzhou
$751
460 km or 286 mi Guigang
$673
464 km or 288 mi Xiamen
$828
477 km or 297 mi Haikou
$608
485 km or 301 mi Kinmen
$828
489 km or 304 mi Guilin
$539
502 km or 312 mi Yongzhou
$751