France vs Hungary - Cost of Living Comparison

France Hungary
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$712
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$1774
🏠 One person rent
$708
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$605
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$58.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$801
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$15980
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
7.73
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
75.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
43
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
20%
🎓 Higher education
87
81
😀 Quality of life
74
64
🏙️ Population
67.1M
9.77M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 91% more expensive than in Hungary ($712). France ranked 29th vs 119th 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 26th 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
$13.5
$5.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$30.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$4.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$1.46
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$1.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$313
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$241
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$607
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$446
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$74.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$114
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$11.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
6.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$2294
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$1603
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$22.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$9.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$0.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$7.62
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$9.19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$1.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$2.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$0.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$3.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$4.61
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$7.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$1.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$30.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$4.88
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$39
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$5.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$58.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$64.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$247
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$6051

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Cities Comparison in France vs Hungary

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K

In Hungary

City Cost of living Population
Budapest
$860
1.72M
Debrecen
$655
201K
Szeged
$615
159K
Gyor
$619
133K
Miskolc
$589
151K
Pecs
$534
140K
Kecskemet
$605
110K
Nyiregyhaza
$562
117K
Szekesfehervar
$675
95.5K
Szombathely
$582
78.3K
Erd
$650
70.1K
Tatabanya
$639
65.1K
Sopron
$597
62.9K
Veszprem
$624
58.2K
Szolnok
$515
69.7K
Budafok-Teteny
$599
55.1K
Dunakeszi
$760
44K
Zalaegerszeg
$561
55.5K
Kaposvar
$572
59.8K
Eger
$550
51.2K
Nagykanizsa
$544
46.9K
Bekescsaba
$535
58K
Hodmezovasarhely
$593
43.3K
Szigetszentmiklos
$601
40.5K
Dunaujvaros
$588
44.2K
Godollo
$592
31.8K
Cegled
$636
35.3K
Mosonmagyarovar
$598
34.4K
Vac
$652
32.9K
Salgotarjan
$614
32.3K