Budapest vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

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Budapest Sydney
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1134
$2708
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2838
$6637
🏠 One person rent
$545
$1584
🏘️ Family rent
$973
$2992
🍽️ Food expenses
$357
$563
🚐 Transport expenses
$119
$409
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1146
$3733
😷 Air quality
Good
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
92
100
😀 Quality of life
79
97
🏙️ Population
1.71M
4.84M

The cost of living in Budapest is 58% less expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 4602nd and 379th ($1134 vs $2708) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Hungary and Australia, respectively. Check Hungary vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Budapest compared to 1.4 months in Sydney. Budapest ranked 1st best city to live in Hungary vs Sydney ranked 1st in Australia, while ranked 463rd and 3rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Budapest vs Sydney

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Budapest Sydney
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.3
$14.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$46
$72.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.97
$10.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.57
$6.73
 Cappuccino
$2.35
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.52
$2.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$537
$1860
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$416
$1303
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1038
$3988
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$764
$2454
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$89.1
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16
$53.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.12%
6.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3850
$16890
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2628
$10756
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.22
$3.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.7
$145
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.8
$29.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.74
$1.36
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.44
$2.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.81
$4.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.53
$8.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$3.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
$4.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$2.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.7
$2.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.7
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.08
$5.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.99
$28.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.3
$9.25
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.65
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.23
$2.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.96
$2.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.4
$63.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.96
$16.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.6
$54.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.4
$21.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.7
$79.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.2
$118
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$417
$1989
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10175
$17427

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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 Sydney

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Dee Why
$2018
19 km or 12 mi Parramatta
$1883
29 km or 18 mi Kellyville
$1798
29 km or 18 mi Blacktown
$1635
69 km or 43 mi Wollongong
$1441
117 km or 73 mi Newcastle
$1472
158 km or 98 mi Bathurst
$1613
168 km or 104 mi Goulburn
$1720
205 km or 127 mi Orange
$1617
247 km or 154 mi Canberra
$2505
301 km or 187 mi Dubbo
$1417
314 km or 195 mi Port Macquarie
$1704
377 km or 234 mi Armidale
$1529
378 km or 235 mi Wagga Wagga
$1460
436 km or 271 mi Coffs Harbour
$1487
478 km or 297 mi Griffith
$1648
597 km or 371 mi Shepparton
$1684
624 km or 388 mi Byron Bay
$1872
638 km or 396 mi Traralgon
$1725
683 km or 425 mi Gold Coast
$2129
689 km or 428 mi Southport
$1999
695 km or 432 mi Pakenham
$1734
701 km or 436 mi Berwick
$1733
706 km or 439 mi Bendigo
$1321
706 km or 439 mi Toowoomba
$1542
707 km or 439 mi Dandenong
$1694
711 km or 442 mi Ipswich
$1792
711 km or 442 mi Cranbourne
$1708
713 km or 443 mi South Yarra
$1715
713 km or 443 mi Melbourne
$2419
716 km or 445 mi Sunbury
$1756
724 km or 450 mi Frankston
$1728
732 km or 455 mi Melton
$1711
733 km or 455 mi Brisbane
$2377
735 km or 457 mi Tarneit
$1665
736 km or 457 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1681
775 km or 481 mi Caboolture
$1895
778 km or 484 mi Geelong
$1683
779 km or 484 mi Ballarat
$1331
807 km or 502 mi Caloundra
$1841