If you are thinking about to move to Budapest for studying or working here you have to face the daily life and costs in Budapest and Hungary. Most people moving here from all over the world come to Hungary because of the job, just think about big companies such as Vodafone, Mercedes or Audi, or the second reason is love. So you come to the country, find an apartment and start your job but there are of course duties that have to be done. From my own experience I can tell you that there are a lot of things that have to be taken care of from paying the bills for gas to shopping your daily supplies. In this article I would like to give an overview about how much do things cost, something like the Big Mac index, and what you have to expect to spend for your daily life. Please note that all prices are just approximate numbers and can change very fast such as cigarettes or gasoline. To get an idea how much Hungarians can afford, the average net income in Hungary is around 120.000 HUF per month.

Cost for Food in Budapest

  • Daily Menu in the business district – 1.300 HUF
  • Fast Food Menu (e.g. Big Mac menu) – 1.200 HUF
  • 1kg of chicken breast – 1.200 HUF
  • 1 liter of milk – 250 HUF
  • 1kg of tomatoes – 480 HUF
  • 12 Eggs – 400 HUF
  • 1kg of normal, local cheese – 800 HUF
  • 1kg of apples – 300 HUF
  • 1kg of potatoes – 330 HUF
  • 0,5l can of beer – 200 HUF
  • 1l bottle of normal quality red wine – 1.800 HUF
  • 1l Coca Cola – 330 HUF

Housing costs in Budapest

  • monthly rent for a 85 m2 furnished downtown apartment – 125.000 HUF
  • monthly cost of utilities such as gas, electricity, heating etc (2 people in a 85 m2 apartment) – 40.000 HUF
  • 10MB internet flatrate per month – 4.000 HUF
  • Microwave – 20.000 HUF
  • Cleaning help (hourly rate) – 2.500 HUF

Costs for Clothes in Budapest

  • Pair of Levis 501 – 25.000 HUF
  • 1 pair of Adidas trainers – 20.000 HUF
  • 1 pair of average business leather shoes – 18.000 HUF

Costs for Transportation / Mobility in Budapest

  • Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI – 4.300.000 HUF
  • 1 liter of gasoline – 420 HUF
  • 1 ticket for Public Transportation – 360 HUF
  • Monthly ticket for Public Transportation – 10.000 HUF
  • Taxi from the airport to the city center – 6.000 HUF

Costs for Personal Care

  • 6 days of normal medicine against flue – 1.500 HUF
  • Average Deodorant – 580 HUF
  • Regular Hair Shampoo – 750 HUF
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper – 370 HUF
  • Tube of toothpaste – 470 HUF
  • Standard Mens haircut – 2.500 HUF

Costs for Entertainment in Budapest

  • Basic dinner for 2 persons in neighborhood area – 4.500 HUF
  • 2 cinema tickets – 2.500 HUF
  • 2 theatre tickets – 7.200 HUF
  • Dinner for 2 in an good restaurant incl. wine and dessert – 10.000 HUF
  • 1 cocktail in a city center bar – 1.300 HUF
  • Cappuccino in the downtown area – 500 HUF
  • 1 beer in the pub – 450 HUF
  • Monthly fee in the fitness studio – 15.000 HUF
  • 1 package of Marlboro cigarettes – 1.070 HUF

Costs for Electronics in Budapest

  • Samsung Smart TV roughly 40″ – 120.000 HUF
  • iPhone 6 16GB – 300.000 HUF
  • Canon EOS 600D – 140.000 HUF
  • iPad Air 32GB – 150.000 HUF
  • Apple MacBook Pro – 350.000 HUF

Please keep in mind, as mentioned above, that prices are only approximate as they very much depend on the place and also change very fast. A proper dinner for 2 can also be 6.000 HUF only or exceed 15.000 HUF easily. Beer in a real “kocsma” can be 300 HUF only but in trendy bars don’t be surprised to pay 750 HUF. This article should just give a rough overview of what to expect for certain services. If you have a special request for a service or product  or you disagree strongly with a point just drop me a line in the comments.

97 Comments

  • Reply
    23rd January 2012

    What is the lowest amount that people usually make working in Budapest? By that I mean things such as a McDonalds where people do not make alot of money. Just wondering how easy it would be for the average person to afford all those things you mentioned in your list.

    • Reply
      Ana Mariaa
      31st January 2013

      Hello,

      Please let me know if with 1700 euro Brut I can have a decent life and possibility to save some money.

      Thanks a lot

      • Reply
        Budapest Agent
        1st February 2013

        Dear Ana,
        depending on what you understand under a “decent life”, but I would say that yes you can live from that money in Budapest.

  • Reply
    24th January 2012

    Good point Richard, thanks. I will add this to the article. The average monthly gross salary is around 900€ gross! which is something slightly below 400€ net which equals around 120.000 HUF.
    But keep in mind that theses cost of living prices reflect Budapest and the average salary is the Hungarian average. Of course living in the country side is much cheaper and I would say that people working in Budapest earn more than these 120.000 HUF net.

  • Reply
    LYN
    1st February 2012

    I think there are few average people that live in a 85sm flat……..the average is more like 55sm, and not expensive flats … more like 60,000 – 80,000 per month.

    Finding a good paying job is very difficult in Budapest, by which I mean, one that pays more than 120,000 per month.

    And living in district V VI or III would almost be impossible on that salary.

  • Reply
    Marianna
    7th February 2012

    I was offer a position in Budapest for 32000 HUD gross around 230000 net.

    Is it a good salary for Budapest? Will I be able to pay for my expenses and save some money?

    Thanks

    • Reply
      7th February 2012

      Hi Marianna, I think that 230.000 HUF net is enough to live a decent life in Budapest. As you can see in my previous comment half of it is the approximate average for Hungary.
      Best

    • Reply
      iza2
      11th February 2012

      While you will be able to get along on 230,000 HUF a month, it is doubtful that you will have much money left over to save! Housing will cost you 100,000 at least including utilities, food at least another 80,000 if you are very careful, public transportation another 30,000 that leaves you only 20,000 which is hardly enough for incidentals like shampoo, etc. People who get along on much less, and there are many, live in a family home,sharing it with the family and probably have someone cook for them. If you are on your own and have to rent, that’s a different story. Of course, you can find a less expensive apartment, or maybe a room, but the price I quoted is not a luxury flat either, just an average 30-40 square meter apartment in a reasonably nice area of the city! If you budget only 3,000 HUF a day for food on which you will not be eating filet mignon that I can assure you, that would be 90,000 a month! So, my advice is: BE CAREFUL!

  • Reply
    green
    6th February 2013

    Hi,

    i have been offered a salary of Euro 800 after tax with Boarding and lodging, am i able to live along with my wife on this package. Obviously our major expense would be food and other household items, can we save something.

    • Reply
      Budapest Agent
      11th February 2013

      Hi,
      I think that 800€ for 2 persons is a bit tight but depending on the lifestyle you have I think it is possible.

  • Reply
    Vasilis
    16th February 2013

    Hi, which areas (neighboors) are classy, nice for a foreigner to live in Budapest ? Up to 400-450 Euro / month for a 70 m2 flat.

    • Reply
      Budapest Agent
      18th February 2013

      Hi,
      I think you could try the 13th or 14th district. I think you will find an apartment in that size there.
      Good luck

  • Reply
    Yevgen
    20th February 2013

    Hi,

    Could you please advise. I’m moving with my family (wife and a daughter). Already accepted a job offer for 622000 huf net + 222000 huf net for apartment + 2 175000 huf net for schooling, all health insuarances and car exploitation included.
    WIll it be enough for a nice fanily life in Budapest?

    Thanks

    • Reply
      Budapest Agent
      21st February 2013

      Hi Yevgen,
      yes it will be enough I would say. Depends on your lifestyle but that package is well above Hungarian average!
      Enjoy your life in Budapest 🙂

  • Reply
    Daria
    23rd April 2013

    Hi 🙂
    I’m thinking about moving to Budapest, currently I’m having some interviews, and I don’t get yet finally decision about net salary, but there was told something about 450 000 HUF net, I’ll be there alone, do you think that I can save something around half of that money?

    • Reply
      Budapest Agent
      30th April 2013

      Hi Daria,
      I would say 450.000 HUF net is a good amount if you live alone. If you can save half of that depends on you and your lifestyle however it is possible.
      Cheers

      • Reply
        Daria
        4th May 2013

        Hello 🙂
        thank you for that information. And what if that would be gross value? Is it worth to move to Budapest for 450.000 HUF gross?
        Thank you so much for reply
        Best regards

        • Reply
          Budapest Agent
          6th May 2013

          Hi,

          still an amount with which you could live a decent life.

          Cheers

  • Reply
    louis
    14th September 2013

    I have been offered HUF 345000 p/m before tax in Budapest, I’m single male(25), I dont have much expenses and I can stay in a studio apartment.
    Could please provide me detailed explanation of tax,rent,groceries,transport,internet and other expenses.
    If I could get an idea of savings, I can make a decision.
    Please help 🙂

    Regards
    Louis Carter

    • Reply
      Adam
      21st September 2013

      Hi Louis,
      HUF 34k before tax is 226k after tax which is a relatively good income in Budapest.
      If you are renting a studio / 1-bed flat on your own for average price, your expenses would be like this:

      Rent+utilities (including internet): 65-85k
      Transport: 10k (monthly travelcard)
      Food: 2k/day (60k/month)
      Other: 10k

      Total: 145-165k
      Savings remaining: 60-80k

      You can save a lot if you rent a room only (so basically going to a flatshare), the costs I mentioned at the rent+utilities section would be halved (35-45k only).

      Good luck in Budapest, it is a nice place, I used to live there for 2 years before moving to London.

      • Reply
        Budapest Agent
        27th December 2013

        Thanks Adam for such a clear answer.

  • Reply
    gustavo
    16th November 2013

    Hi there,
    I have just accepted an offer from an international financial institution. Net take home 1 million HUF plus a car. Have a wife and yr old kid whom I want to put in an international school. my wife would like a 2 bedroom place on the buda side. Can we afford these two things?

    • Reply
      Budapest Agent
      18th November 2013

      Hi Gustavo,
      I think you will not have problems to get what you are looking for with the salary that you are receiving. If you need any assistance just let me know.

    • Reply
      Raúl
      10th April 2015

      Gee, that is a great salary. Man, which company is offering you such income?.

  • Reply
    Gabor
    21st April 2014

    Hi,

    I have accepted an offer of 1150000 HUF per month Gross Salary.
    Would I be able to afford a 2 bedroom apartment in Budapest.
    Could you please help me with my net take home salary and would that be sufficient for a decent life in budapest. I’ll be moving with my wife. how much could be saving approx with this salary.

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      28th April 2014

      Hi Gabor,
      a gross salary of 1.150.000HUF/month is way above average and you surely can afford a 2 bedroom apartment and live a decent life in Budapest.
      Your net take home salary would be roughly 750.000HUF which is still far above the gross average income in Hungary.
      Hope that helps.

  • Reply
    Talal
    20th May 2014

    Hi friend, I am living in Kuwait, I would like to move to Hungary to work & live in. I am working as a nurse, I have Diploma in Nursing, with five years experience, could you please advise me what steps needed to achieve this well? Is there any chance to work in Hungary as a nurse? Thanks

  • Reply
    Kevin
    8th June 2014

    Hi,

    I hope you can help me. I live in America. My wife and I divorced and she took my son to Hungary. I haven’t seen him in four years. But I’ve been working hard and with my family I should soon be making $100,000 after tax in America which comes out to about 22,175,000 ft per year. When my son gets old enough I want to be able to move to Hungary. I’ll be able to take my income with me because its tied to investment property. I know from reading other posts that it should be enough to live a decent life but would it be enough to live a great life with my son. Would I be able to buy him a car in Hungary, take him on vacations to lake Balaton and the Adriatic sea, send him to college in Hungary, buy him clothes and more. I’ve just missed my son so much and have been working very hard to save enough money to be in the situation I am in now. I just hope its enough.

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      10th June 2014

      Dear Kevin,

      with an annual salary of 100k USD I believe you will be able to live a great life with your son!
      This is way above average for Hungarian standards and enough for a father and his son to live a wonderful life with all extras you have listed.
      To give you an idea about the costs:
      – American International School in Budapest (http://www.aisb.hu/): ~20.000 USD per year – That is top education you can get it way cheaper if you pick the British International school or another English language focused school.
      – A weekend down at Lake Balaton: Max. 150.000 HUF (~670 USD) includes everything such as car ride, hotel / apartment, food, drinks, activities.
      – A car: Depending on what you would like to get him but I would say that for 1.000.000 HUF you will get him a small, decent car.
      – Adriatic Sea: Maybe 1.000 – 1.500 USD for a week depending on where you stay etc.

      I hope that helps you and all the best seeing your son again!

      Regards.

  • Reply
    M
    21st June 2014

    Dear All

    I have received an offer from an multinational company and they are offering me HUF 550000 gross salary PM + Housing Around HUF 75000 PM + children schooling fee HUF 80000 + medical facilty. Can you please advise with this package can I manage my family with 3 Kids in Budapest.

    Thanks

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      23rd June 2014

      Hi M,
      well 550.000 HUF is not too much if you are the only working in your family. However all the benefits like housing, school fees, medical support are a very good offer.
      The 550.000 HUF gross will turn out to be around 400.000 net with which you should be able to manage your life.
      Cheers

  • Reply
    Martha
    6th July 2014

    I’m visiting relatives for a week in Hungary, with my daughter. I haven’t seen them in 35 years. The husband and wife are both civil servants and do quite well [two cars, 3 bedroom house by Balaton etc]. I am bringing modest gifts from Canada, but also would like to leave them some cash as they are insisting on footing the bill for everything while we are there – but am sure they would appreciate the cash. I am of modest means but would like to leave an appropriate amount so they are not out of pocket. What is considered a good cash gift given that they both make less than I do but have a higher standard of living? thanks so much.

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      7th July 2014

      Hi Martha,
      I am fairly sure that they will not accept any cash gifts by any means if they already insist on footing the bill. I’d rather take them out for a nice dinner and do not leave them any chance to pay the bill, this will be appreciated more than 20.000 HUF (~70€) in cash.
      Regards and enjoy your stay.

      • Reply
        Martha
        7th July 2014

        thanks so much! Good advice.

  • Reply
    Raju
    23rd July 2014

    I got an offer in budapest with 750000 HUF gross salary. I will be moving there with my wife.Would it be enough for both of us.

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      23rd July 2014

      Dear Raju,

      yes, that should be enough for a living for 2. You will have something like 450k net I guess.

      Regards

      • Reply
        Raju
        23rd July 2014

        Thank so much for replying. But in India i have net salary of 470k and india is much cheaper than budapest. Do you suggest me moving there.

        • Reply
          BudapestAgent
          23rd July 2014

          Well that is your decision. If it is about earning more spending less and India is cheaper than I would say stay there.

  • Reply
    Raju
    23rd July 2014

    Also could you please tell me how did you calculated the net salary , i was expecting more than 450k, given that the tax rate is very low in budapest (16%)

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      23rd July 2014

      It depends on a few factors but you are right, it would actually be roughly 490.000 HUF / month net.

  • Reply
    Raju
    23rd July 2014

    Thank you so much for the advice. I have just one more question, My work permit will be sponsored by the company, Will my wife get a work permit to work there.

  • Reply
    Raju
    23rd July 2014

    Also with 6year of experience in Programming and Finance technology, how much one should expect as a salary in budapest

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      23rd July 2014

      Programming and also Finance technology are very welcomed skills so I would say that 750.000 should be the lower end, you probably could earn up to 900.000 – 1.000.000 HUF / month gross I would say.

      • Reply
        Robert
        21st June 2015

        Where did you get this information?

        A junior programmer earns 70,000-120,000 HUF.
        A senior PHP programmer earns 150,000-200,000 HUF.
        A senior Java/C#/C++ programmer earns 300,000-450,000 HUF.

        Over the 500,000 HUF is extra high salary for just a programmer.
        900,000-1,000,000 HUF is an elit salary for a high security programmer in a bank for example, but this position is very very rare.

        • Reply
          BudapestAgent
          24th June 2015

          Hi Robert, this is my experience and numbers I know from my friends who happen to earn in that range. I know it is a high salary. 6 years experience is not Junior anymore and programming + finance could end up in a bank for example.

  • Reply
    Raju
    23rd July 2014

    Thank you so much for this information.

  • Reply
    Raju
    24th July 2014

    I have one more query. Currently i am paying monthly installment of 210k HUF for a house i bought in india. So, i would be left with 280HUF. Would that be sufficient for me and my wife.

  • Reply
    Mike
    7th September 2014

    Hello, I am a single male and have been offered 1900 Euros/Month as gross, i have a few questions and would be very obliged if anyone answers them:

    *what would be the net amount if one has a salary of 1900euros?
    *What are the decent areas to live in Budapest?
    *Can you please also share some websites where one can rent apartments?

  • Reply
    MStuti
    10th October 2014

    I have an offer of 9 million HUF annual salary. I am moving with my wife and 1 yr old kid to Budapest.
    HOw much salary will I get in Hand per month after tax ?
    Will this be sufficient to lead a comfortable life (good life style). How much can i save per month?

    Is the schooling free in budapest ((English medium school)? or how much would it cost .

    Also can my wife also work if she comes as dependent to budapest.

    Please advise.

  • Reply
    nawrozi
    19th December 2014

    Respected sir
    I am living in budapest and wants to begin some small business with 15000 euros it is possible i am a hard worker
    Please advise

  • Reply
    mylifemark
    7th January 2015

    hello, i am a US citizen travelling to Budapest in April to investigate the opportunities and procedures for starting a business in Budapest in City Centre (District V). i would invest my personal money in a self owned small business providing transportation and delivery services to tourists and businesses there. any information you can give me for necessary application and permits and insurance, or websites or government offices to contact would be appreciated.

  • Reply
    Anna
    8th January 2015

    Hello! I have been offered a job by a multinational corporation to relocate in Budapest from another country. The gross salary they offered is 650.000 HUF/month. I have been searching on-line to understand taxes in Hungary but I’m still not 100% sure what the net salary will be after tax. Can anyone help with this?

    Also, I would be living there by myself and was wondering if this is considered a good salary? What would rent be in a nice area of Budapest? How about negotiating a higher offer? Does anyone know if this common practice with multinational companies in Budapest?

    Thank you!

  • Reply
    Rodrigo
    10th March 2015

    Hello. I am trying to get an internship in hungary and I was offered USD 500 = 144000 HUF per month. I will be alone and I would like to know if I could survive with this money and also have some fun. The location of the internship is Szigetszentmiklós but I want to have some fun in Budapeste as well. What you guess? Thank you

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      23rd March 2015

      Hi, you surely can survive with this in Budapest. Getting to Szigetszentmiklós I don’t know for sure how much it is on a daily basis…

  • Reply
    P
    23rd March 2015

    Hi, I’ve been offered to an IT MNC at Budapest with a monthly gross package of 564k HUF, which I believe, after tax comes to around 369k/month HUF. I’m planning to travel with work permit with my wife as dependent…is this net amount (369k/month HUF) is good enough to live a decent life for 2 people and save some at the end of month. Expecting a quick answer. Thanks!

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      23rd March 2015

      Hi, I think 369k HUF is not too bad depending on what you understand under “a decent life” and “save some at the end of the month”. So yes you can afford living from this in Budapest.

      • Reply
        P
        28th March 2015

        Thanks for your response…’A decent life’, I mean to say here is like having standard life with good food, may be travelling over the weekends, and saving around 30% of monthly salary..is this feasible? How about dependent visa converting into Work Permit…what is the process in Hungary. My wife is working in India, and would like to work in Hungary if her work permit visa gets processed. As of now, she is planning to travel as dependent visa.

  • Reply
    Michael
    1st April 2015

    I am looking to move to Budapest to work as a programmer. It looks like the average for the job I want is about 700,000 HUF a month. This sounds like a lot compared to what other people are saying, however this is far less than what I am making in the US. I’m not sure how to take into account the difference in cost of living, but in any sense, a number of 500,000+ HUF a month is very good right?

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      2nd April 2015

      Hi Michael, sure it is nowhere near to what you get in the US but 700.000HUF (gross I guess it is) is a good salary and you can live a decent life in Budapest!

  • Reply
    15th April 2015

    Hey I’m from India. I got Stipendium Hungaricum fellowship for Ph.D in University of Szeged. I will get medical insurance, school fee, accommodation in hostel by the scholarship instead of this facilities I will also get 100000 HUF/month for 3 years.Please let me know is this amount of money is enough for staying in Szeged???

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      16th April 2015

      Dear Dhirend, if it is really 100.000 HUF per month (gross or net?) I am afraid that you will not be able to live a really good life, even in Szeged. You most likely need to work next to your PhD studies.

  • Reply
    Kieron
    30th April 2015

    hi I was wondering I will have around 2 million huf to live on for the year and I was wondering if this is a good amount? My rent and utilities will be already paid so this would just be living costs?

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      4th May 2015

      If it is net you will have around 160.000 HUF per month left. Taking into consideration that your rent + utilities are paid for already I would say that you can live from it.

  • Reply
    Jean
    29th June 2015

    Hi!
    Would you please advise for how much the cost of living in provincial cities is cheaper than in Budapest. And another question: what is the usual form of payment to landlords? Do they insist on cash payments or transfers from a UK card are possible?

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      30th June 2015

      Hi Jean,
      this is extremely hard to say as it depends in which city you live and of course where exactly. Just like in Budapest you can get flats cheap but also high priced. This is probably the main difference in the cost of living. Supermarkets, entertainment etc are the same price as Budapest.
      The question about payment depends on your landlord. Some do accept bank transfer some don’t.
      Hope that helps a bit.

      • Reply
        Jean
        13th July 2015

        Thank you, BA!

  • Reply
    Anna
    7th July 2015

    I got accepted to a university in Budapest, and I’m about to apply for a visa. I have all the requirements for Visa Application; bank statements, letter of admission, health insurance, accommodation, etc. The youth hostel is around 150 euros per month (4 people) and for living, according to the website, is around 120-150 euros per month (fo

    Approximately my budget would be 300 euros per month. Would that be enough for attaining a visa to go study, (once the directorates of the Visa embassy look at the amount).

  • Reply
    Anuraag
    22nd September 2015

    Hello ,

    I just want to know , If my salary package in Budapest is something 31,000 Euros / Year . Is it sufficient enough to live ad have some saving by the end of month .
    Kindly let me know .

    Thanks ! 🙂

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      23rd September 2015

      Hi,
      I assume we are talking about your gross salary. With the current exchange rate you will be earning around 800.000 HUF per month which is far above average. So I guess that, depending on your lifestyle of course, will be able to have a decent life and some cash left over at the end of the month.
      Hope that helps.

  • Reply
    VG
    8th November 2015

    Hello,
    My gross salary per month is 4000EUR…Can I save 1500EUR per month after tax,rent,utility and food..my family consists of wife and 2yr old kid.

  • Reply
    Donal
    29th January 2016

    Please help would 2900eur the sustain me to live in Budapest.

    • Reply
      BudapestAgent
      2nd February 2016

      Net? Depending on your lifestyle – Yes.

      • Reply
        12th April 2016

        hi thanks all you in advance for providing informations about living in hungary. how much is spent for a student who doesnt work and hasnt any income

  • Reply
    JAYM
    3rd February 2016

    I have an offer of 550,000 (NET) from my employer to move to Budapest. I have a wife and a 2 yr old son. Will i be able to afford a:
    1. A 2 Bedroom Apartment in the prime area of Budapest
    2. Utilities
    3.Grocery
    4. Weekly Dining out
    5.Transportation
    6. Playschool for my kid

    Will i be able to save 20% post the above expenses?

    Also, my wife would join me on a dependent visa – Can she look for work on that visa?

    Really appreciate your time and help with my questions

    Regards
    J

  • Reply
    steve
    3rd February 2016

    hi what salary could you expect from an English speaking customer care specialist?

    Regards

  • Reply
    Uday
    18th March 2016

    Hello,
    I’m from India and am having interview for Quality Manager Position in Budapest. Wish to know what is a good salary for me to have a comfortable life in Budapest and send money to India for my Spouse and 2 children who are in College and High School. My daughter and wife will be moving here only after a few years. So i wish to know in my scenario for my stay here and sending at least $2000 home every month what is the salary I can negotiate. Is $8000 per month before tax a good figure? This equates to approx 2,200,000 HUF a month. If I can have some response please.

    • Reply
      BPA Author
      18th March 2016

      Yes, this is an excellent income.

  • Reply
    Arkan
    19th March 2016

    hi,
    i am moving to budapest next month..
    salary I will get there is 440000HUF.
    is it a good figure?
    could you pls let me know what is the cost of living for single man in budapest?
    is 50k HUF enough for single, as i need to send some money to family as well.
    Can i have a response pls?

    • Reply
      BPA Author
      21st March 2016

      Hi, are the 440.000 HUF net or gross?
      50.000 is a bit low I’d assume but also depending on what you need to buy from it.
      Is housing, food and so on paid or should be paid from the 50k?

  • Reply
    Arkan
    21st March 2016

    thanks for reply!
    440.000 is gross.
    No, its not paid…could you please let me know whats the cost of living in budspest? i knw it depends on individual but just want to know the minimum figure ?

  • Reply
    BPA Author
    22nd March 2016

    For 50k you will be able to rent a small room or apartment but this does not include anything like food, drinks or any sort of entertainment or luxury…

  • Reply
    Reddy
    1st April 2016

    Hi,

    I got a job offer with a salary of €2900
    In Budapest. Is it possible to have a decent life along with my wife and children along with some monthly savings

    • Reply
      BPA Author
      4th April 2016

      Hi,
      yes this should be possible. Question is also if it is gross or net!?

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    Narka
    8th April 2016

    Could you please advise what is average salary medical advisor in Budapest?

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    Narka
    8th April 2016

    What is average salary for not expensive life in Budapest, including accomodation, food, transport fees and etc.?

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    12th April 2016

    i have intended to study in hungary for ten months. you yhink how much money do i need to com plete my entire academic stuff with some travels around european countries including paris, germany, rome especially

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    Rahul
    24th May 2016

    Hi,
    I am having good Job in India but my wife travelling to budapest. So can i be work in Budapest with Dependent Visa.

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    Philip
    8th July 2016

    Hi BPA

    I’m negotiating my salary with a oil company but I don’t really know how to benchmark salaries in budapest. I’m process engineer with a PhD awarded in the UK with several years experience in oil and gas. I’m considering something like 600k take home, is that reasonable for professionals in this area?
    thanks

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    Laura
    13th July 2016

    Hello,

    Do you think a gross salary of 490.000 HUF/month it is ok for Budapesta? How much do you think I can save for one month after paying rent, utilities, food, others…? How much do you spent to live good in one month?

    Thank you very much!

    Regards,
    Laura

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    Rakesh
    8th September 2016

    Hi, I am Planning to move to Budapest within 3 months by inter company transfer, Could you please let me know. The salary is been offered as Euro 3500 Gross, Net would be Euro 2500. Will it be OK for good life in Budapest. I am planning to move with My family (Spouse and one Kid). What is school fees for international school in Budapest.

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      BPA Author
      12th September 2016

      Hi 2.500 Euro net would be around 775.000 HUF which is enough to live in Budapest!

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    21st September 2016

    Would a salary of 616,000 HUF Net per month be GOOD enough in Budapest?After paying for rent and other utilities, I want to save half per month and use it to travel around Hungary and other European countries. Please advise. Thanks!

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    Prashanth
    12th October 2016

    I got a job offer with 650000 HUF gross and 422500 Net salary,

    Please let me know 422500 HUF salary is sufficient to stay in Budapest with savings.
    Since I am travelling alone to Budapest, what could be the rent for single room furnished apartment, monthly food cost and local travelling (Tram pass).
    Please help me some one to get this info. It will be really helpful to me.

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      BPA Author
      25th October 2016

      Hi, yes this amount should be enought to live in Budapest and have savings at the end of the months.

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    Kiran Kumar
    24th January 2017

    HI
    am from india, and i have got a job offer from IT MNC with around 750000HUF
    and am moving with my wife, and am the only earner in the family.

    So please advise How much i will get after tax, and i would like to save at least 60% of salary so with the above salary i would like to save around 450000HUF for savings.

    So please let me know with around 250000HUF can husband and wife can survive with average amenities.

    and will dependents gets permit to work there,,,?

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      BPA Author
      31st January 2017

      Hi there, 250.000 HUF per month is OK to survive in Budapest but not a big deal either.

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    vincent
    11th April 2017

    Hi, I found an internship in budapest for little more than 400 euros a month, is it enough to live there without adding extra money from.my savings?

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