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23rd January, 2020

Budapest is most expensive Hungarian city

Budapest is the most expensive city in Hungary according to a list of world cities ranked by living expenses compiled by Numbeo. Budapest is placed at 274 on the list, while Debrecen is at 305 and Szeged at 311.

The list is headed by Zürich, Basel, Lausanne, Geneva and Bern in Switzerland.

The rankings are compiled with consideration of rental prices as compared to New York City, the price of food, restaurants, transportation costs and public utility rates, and average salaries in the given city.

Washington is placed at 17, Tokyo 18, Paris 24, London 28, Rome 114 and Vienna 166.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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