Hungary vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Hungary Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$712
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1774
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$341
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$605
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$234
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.7
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$801
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$15980
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
7.73
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
75.6
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
61
🌐 English speaking %
20%
22%
🎓 Higher education
81
90
😀 Quality of life
64
73
🏙️ Population
9.77M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Hungary ($712) is 38% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Hungary ranked 119th vs 46th for Spain 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 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 47th and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Hungary vs Spain

We calculate prices for Hungary and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 33 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.99
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30.4
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.68
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.46
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$1.59
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$313
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$241
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$607
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$446
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$74.6
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.7
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.14%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2294
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1603
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.86
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.2
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.81
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.76
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.62
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.19
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.34
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.08
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.92
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.61
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.08
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.04
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.11
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.32
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.8
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.88
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$39
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.88
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.7
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.1
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6051
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Hungary vs Spain

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K