France vs Hungary - Cost of Living Comparison

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France Hungary
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1528
$939
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3815
$2346
🏠 One person rent
$779
$444
🏘️ Family rent
$1521
$781
🍽️ Food expenses
$528
$327
🚐 Transport expenses
$101
$73.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2563
$994
💸 GDP per capita
$40886
$18390
😃 Human freedom index
7.86
7.24
❤️ Life expectancy
82.3
74.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
42
🌐 English speaking %
57.3%
57%
🎓 Higher education
82
81
😀 Quality of life
85
67
🏙️ Population
67.7M
9.6M

The average cost of living in France ($1528) is 63% more expensive than in Hungary ($939). France ranked 30th vs 90th for Hungary in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in France compared to 1.1 months in Hungary. Ranked 24th and 47th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Hungary

We calculate prices for France and Hungary as a population-weighted mean of 151 and 33 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

France Hungary
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16
$8.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$60
$41.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.9
$7.29
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.43
$1.99
 Cappuccino
$3.44
$2.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.9
$1.36
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$798
$416
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$600
$322
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1566
$785
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1264
$588
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$88.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.7
$15.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.53%
9.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6356
$2969
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4945
$2098
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.91
$1.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$60.5
$24.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.1
$12.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.97
$1.71
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.22
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.86
$1.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$1.73
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.21
$2.75
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$9.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
$5.42
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.9
$12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$1.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
$1.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.56
$2.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$1.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.77
$4.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.27
$1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$11.4
$5.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.39
$9.13
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.94
$3.17
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.31
$2.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.48
$2.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.5
$41.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$6.22
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.8
$44.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.1
$7.65
👖 Brand Jeans
$90.9
$70.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$96.8
$77.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$683
$327
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10475
$9355

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2214
2.15M
Marseille
$1560
870K
Lyon
$1509
522K
Toulouse
$1445
498K
Nice
$1651
343K
Montpellier
$1441
299K
Strasbourg
$1183
291K
Bordeaux
$1487
260K
Nantes
$1482
321K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1745
121K
Lille
$1496
236K
Rennes
$1318
222K
Villeurbanne
$1426
155K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1268
147K
Toulon
$1306
180K
Angers
$1309
156K
Grenoble
$1381
158K
Reims
$1384
180K
Nanterre
$1631
95.8K
Aix-en-Provence
$1581
147K
Rueil-Malmaison
$1640
78.3K
Argenteuil
$1709
109K
Le Havre
$1119
166K
Le Mans
$1208
145K
Tours
$1179
138K
Saint-Etienne
$1068
174K
Brest
$1101
139K
Annecy
$1533
132K
Dijon
$1317
159K
Saint-Denis
$1683
113K

In Hungary

City Cost of living Population
Budapest
$1134
1.71M
Debrecen
$853
201K
Szeged
$770
159K
Gyor
$841
133K
Miskolc
$705
151K
Pecs
$857
140K
Kecskemet
$717
110K
Szekesfehervar
$784
95.5K
Nyiregyhaza
$705
117K
Erd
$834
70.1K
Szombathely
$770
78.3K
Sopron
$774
62.9K
Tatabanya
$895
65.1K
Budafok-Teteny
$925
55.6K
Veszprem
$864
58.2K
Szolnok
$683
69.7K
Bekescsaba
$673
58K
Eger
$773
51.2K
Dunakeszi
$985
44K
Zalaegerszeg
$771
55.5K
Kaposvar
$783
59.8K
Szigetszentmiklos
$870
40.5K
Mosonmagyarovar
$813
34.4K
Hodmezovasarhely
$766
42.7K
Godollo
$869
31.8K
Nagykanizsa
$690
45.4K
Cegled
$817
35.1K
Dunaujvaros
$743
42.1K
Salgotarjan
$811
32.3K
Vac
$882
32.9K