Cost of Living in Hungary

Budapest is a popular destination for students as thousands of young people arrive each year from all over the world to spend a semester or to finish a whole study programme at one of Budapest’s universities.

However, before you start your studies at Károli Gáspár University, it might be practical to make a budget plan to examine how you can cover the living expenses in Budapest during your studies.

Considering the different expenditures, you may get a brief idea with the following prices:

Rent per month

  • accommodation, if you rent an apartment is approximately: 90,000 - 120,000 HUF (280 -400 EUR)
  • accommodation, if you rent a room is approximately: 60,000-90,000 HUF (180 - 280 EUR)
  • a dormitory room (at KRE): 35,000 HUF (110 EUR)


Transportation

  • single ticket for public transport: 350 HUF ( 1,1EUR)
  • monthly pass for public transport for students: 3450 HUF (11 EUR)
  • Taxi (1km) approximately: 280 HUF (0,90 EUR)


Shopping in Budapest

  • 1l of milk: 250 HUF (0,80 EUR)
  • a loaf of bread: 350 HUF (1,1 EUR)
  • a bottle of water (1,5l): 110 HUF (0,35 EUR)
  • 1kg of chicken breast: 1200 HUF (3,75 EUR)
  • a bottle of beer: 200-400 HUF (0,60 - 1,2 EUR)
  • a bottle of mid - range wine: 1500 HUF ( 4,6 EUR)


Eating out in Budapest

  • a burger with fries: 1200 HUF (3,75 EUR)
  • a hot meal in an inexpensive restaurant: 1200 - 1500 HUF (3,75 - 4,6 EUR)
  • a kebab wrap: 750 HUF (2,3 EUR)


Sports and leisure in Budapest

  • a cinema ticket: 1200-1700 HUF ( 3,7 - 5 EUR)
  • fitness club monthly fee: 8,000-10,000 HUF (24 - 30 EUR)

 

* The indicated prices are for information purposes only, the actual prices may vary. For up-to-date exchange rates please refer to the website of the Hungarian National Bank.

 

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