Hungary vs United Kingdom - Cost of Living Comparison

Hungary United Kingdom
🚶 Cost of living one person
$712
$1804
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1774
$4398
🏠 One person rent
$341
$1069
🏘️ Family rent
$605
$1906
🍽️ Food expenses
$234
$426
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.7
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$801
$2896
💸 GDP per capita
$15980
$41059
😃 Human freedom index
7.73
8.75
❤️ Life expectancy
75.6
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
78
🌐 English speaking %
20%
98.3%
🎓 Higher education
81
100
😀 Quality of life
64
84
🏙️ Population
9.77M
66M

The average cost of living in Hungary ($712) is 61% less expensive than in the United Kingdom ($1804). Hungary ranked 119th vs 16th for the United Kingdom 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 1.6 months in the United Kingdom. Ranked 47th and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Hungary vs the United Kingdom

We calculate prices for Hungary and the United Kingdom as a population-weighted mean of 33 and 277 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 United Kingdom
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.99
$16.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30.4
$61
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.68
$7.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.46
$5.22
 Cappuccino
$1.59
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$313
$1107
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$241
$843
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$607
$2116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$446
$1547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$74.6
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$114
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.7
$36.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.14%
3.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2294
$7237
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1603
$4450
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.86
$3.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.2
$92.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.81
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.76
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.62
$7.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.19
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$2.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$2.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.34
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.08
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.92
$9.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$2.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.61
$14.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.08
$5.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.04
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.11
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.32
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.8
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.88
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$39
$102
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.88
$14.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.7
$76.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.1
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$247
$1266
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6051
$16823

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Cities Comparison in Hungary vs the United Kingdom

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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 the United Kingdom

City Cost of living Population
London
$2759
8.91M
Birmingham
$1627
1.14M
Leeds
$1670
789K
Glasgow
$1533
626K
Bristol
$1799
567K
Manchester
$1764
548K
Leicester
$1421
464K
Solihull
$1464
207K
Edinburgh
$1695
488K
Sheffield
$1424
518K
Coventry
$1521
363K
Liverpool
$1498
513K
Westminster
$2602
255K
Portsmouth
$1387
248K
York
$1597
208K
Bolton
$1167
285K
Cardiff
$1551
361K
Swindon
$1524
222K
Brighton and Hove
$1747
285K
Belfast
$1545
334K
Sunderland
$1321
277K
Peterborough
$1239
194K
Southampton
$1569
271K
Milton Keynes
$1814
207K
Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
300K
Nottingham
$1401
289K
Ipswich
$1409
290K
Northampton
$1529
212K
Derby
$1359
255K
Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
249K