Hungary vs Poland - Cost of Living Comparison

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Hungary Poland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$939
$1122
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2346
$2538
🏠 One person rent
$444
$665
🏘️ Family rent
$781
$1122
🍽️ Food expenses
$327
$307
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.6
$54.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$994
$1341
💸 GDP per capita
$18390
$18688
😃 Human freedom index
7.24
7.69
❤️ Life expectancy
74.5
75.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
54
🌐 English speaking %
57%
49.1%
🎓 Higher education
81
84
😀 Quality of life
67
71
🏙️ Population
9.6M
38.4M

The average cost of living in Hungary ($939) is 16% less expensive than in Poland ($1122). Hungary ranked 90th vs 63rd for Poland in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Hungary compared to 1.2 months in Poland. Ranked 47th and 41st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Hungary vs Poland

We calculate prices for Hungary and Poland as a population-weighted mean of 33 and 79 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.

Hungary Poland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.73
$8.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$41.8
$39.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.29
$7.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.99
$3.21
 Cappuccino
$2.01
$3.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$416
$604
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$322
$477
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$1079
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$588
$833
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.4
$148
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$227
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$15.7
$14.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.14%
6.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2969
$3301
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2098
$2443
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.14
$1.04
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.3
$29
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$7.86
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.71
$1.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.48
$1.14
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.75
$2.89
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.96
$8.42
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.42
$6.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$0.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.52
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
$1.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.98
$2.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.32
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.97
$6.69
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1
$0.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.7
$4.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.13
$5.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$3.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.3
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.35
$2.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.8
$32.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.22
$6.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.9
$36.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.65
$8.96
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.3
$77.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.1
$83.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$327
$325
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9355
$6881

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Cities Comparison in Hungary vs Poland

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Poland

City Cost of living Population
Warsaw
$1442
1.86M
Krakow
$1347
801K
Wroclaw
$1296
673K
Gdansk
$1301
486K
Lodz
$1070
671K
Poznan
$1140
547K
Szczecin
$1164
396K
Bydgoszcz
$1064
338K
Lublin
$1106
335K
Katowice
$1108
286K
Gdynia
$1279
245K
Bialystok
$940
294K
Torun
$971
198K
Kielce
$844
187K
Gliwice
$1007
174K
Radom
$896
202K
Czestochowa
$955
213K
Rzeszow
$943
196K
Sosnowiec
$1006
194K
Ruda Slaska
$1013
134K
Olsztyn
$990
170K
Zielona Gora
$883
140K
Bytom
$968
153K
Opole
$1009
127K
Bielsko-Biala
$1015
169K
Dabrowa Gornicza
$987
117K
Gorzow Wielkopolski
$842
120K
Chorzow
$962
104K
Zabrze
$932
158K
Grudziadz
$1029
90.9K