Budapest vs Soweto - Cost of Living Comparison

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Budapest Soweto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1134
$885
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2838
$1610
🏠 One person rent
$545
$519
🏘️ Family rent
$973
$528
🍽️ Food expenses
$357
$216
🚐 Transport expenses
$119
$90.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1146
$1509
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
29 km
🎓 Higher education
92
62
😀 Quality of life
79
43
🏙️ Population
1.71M
1.27M

The cost of living in Budapest is 28% more expensive than in Soweto. Cities ranked 4602nd and 6085th ($1134 vs $885) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd 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 months in Budapest compared to 1.7 months in Soweto. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Soweto ranked 9th in South Africa, while ranked 463rd and 6741st 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
$9.3
$6.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$46
$25.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.97
$3.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.57
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$2.35
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$537
$802
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$416
$333
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1038
$493
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$764
$383
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.1
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$88.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16
$34.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.12%
10.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3850
$749
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2628
$631
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.22
$1.94
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.7
$28.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.8
$9.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.74
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.44
$0.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.81
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
$7.02
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.53
$3.82
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
$5.92
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$1.28
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
$1.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.7
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.7
$7.11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.08
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.99
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$2.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.65
$2.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.23
$1.14
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.96
$0.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.4
$12.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.96
$4.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.6
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.4
$2.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.7
$43.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.2
$67.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$417
$203
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10175
$2933

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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 Soweto

Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Johannesburg
$898
24 km or 15 mi Randburg
$782
26 km or 16 mi Sandton
$861
46 km or 28 mi Vereeniging
$645
46 km or 29 mi Benoni
$744
48 km or 30 mi Vanderbijlpark
$705
56 km or 34 mi Centurion
$762
58 km or 36 mi Springs
$637
66 km or 41 mi Pretoria
$792
73 km or 45 mi Brits
$752
91 km or 56 mi Potchefstroom
$628
92 km or 57 mi Rustenburg
$854
137 km or 85 mi Klerksdorp
$626
159 km or 99 mi Bethal
$754
166 km or 103 mi Kroonstad
$704
170 km or 106 mi Middelburg
$880
222 km or 138 mi Welkom
$689
228 km or 142 mi Mmabatho
$723
249 km or 155 mi Lobatse
$632
266 km or 165 mi Gaborone
$656
282 km or 175 mi Butha-Buthe
$516
290 km or 180 mi Kanye
$631
315 km or 196 mi Molepolole
$605
321 km or 199 mi Teyateyaneng
$514
329 km or 204 mi Mbabane
$564
335 km or 208 mi Vryheid
$735
341 km or 212 mi Maseru
$539
350 km or 217 mi Manzini
$427
354 km or 220 mi Bloemfontein
$606
367 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$605
399 km or 248 mi Mafeteng
$515
412 km or 256 mi Kimberley
$761
420 km or 261 mi Palapye
$512
446 km or 277 mi Pietermaritzburg
$619
447 km or 278 mi Serowe
$556
461 km or 286 mi Matola
$978
472 km or 293 mi Maputo
$1098
506 km or 314 mi Durban
$776
567 km or 353 mi Francistown
$554
595 km or 370 mi Xai-Xai
$958