Budapest vs Soweto - Cost of Living Comparison

Budapest Soweto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$897
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2158
$1610
🏠 One person rent
$410
$535
🏘️ Family rent
$711
$552
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$206
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.6
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$911
$1352
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
29 km
🎓 Higher education
93
63
😀 Quality of life
78
45
🏙️ Population
1.72M
1.27M

The cost of living in Budapest is 4% less expensive than in Soweto. Cities ranked 5871st and 5726th ($860 vs $897) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 5th in Hungary and South Africa, respectively. Check Hungary vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Budapest compared to 1.5 months in Soweto. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Soweto ranked 9th in South Africa, while ranked 448th and 6586th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Soweto

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Budapest Soweto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.89
$5.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.4
$23.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.08
$3.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.75
$1.35
 Cappuccino
$1.97
$1.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.02
$1.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$393
$595
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$772
$528
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$534
$401
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.7
$57.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$117
$89.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.3
$36.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.3%
9.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3171
$1196
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$992
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.89
$1.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24
$17.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.7
$16.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.13
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.09
$6.31
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.87
$3.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.53
$3.34
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$1.25
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.13
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.73
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.82
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.67
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.15
$3.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.09
$2.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.27
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$0.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.6
$14.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
$4.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.8
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.93
$3.27
👖 Brand Jeans
$69
$41.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$47.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
$90.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8726
$2895

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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 Soweto

Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Johannesburg
$935
24 km or 15 mi Randburg
$776
26 km or 16 mi Sandton
$907
46 km or 28 mi Vereeniging
$728
46 km or 29 mi Benoni
$821
48 km or 30 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
56 km or 34 mi Centurion
$734
58 km or 36 mi Springs
$766
66 km or 41 mi Pretoria
$835
73 km or 45 mi Brits
$763
91 km or 56 mi Potchefstroom
$639
92 km or 57 mi Rustenburg
$881
137 km or 85 mi Klerksdorp
$629
159 km or 99 mi Bethal
$760
166 km or 103 mi Kroonstad
$770
170 km or 106 mi Middelburg
$822
222 km or 138 mi Welkom
$708
228 km or 142 mi Mmabatho
$762
249 km or 155 mi Lobatse
$615
266 km or 165 mi Gaborone
$668
282 km or 175 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
290 km or 180 mi Kanye
$641
315 km or 196 mi Molepolole
$616
321 km or 199 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
329 km or 204 mi Mbabane
$722
335 km or 208 mi Vryheid
$835
341 km or 212 mi Maseru
$593
350 km or 217 mi Manzini
$733
354 km or 220 mi Bloemfontein
$696
367 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
399 km or 248 mi Mafeteng
$579
412 km or 256 mi Kimberley
$785
420 km or 261 mi Palapye
$506
446 km or 277 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
447 km or 278 mi Serowe
$527
461 km or 286 mi Matola
$1058
472 km or 293 mi Maputo
$1049
506 km or 314 mi Durban
$827
567 km or 353 mi Francistown
$544
595 km or 370 mi Xai-Xai
$1114