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Cost of Living in Budapest

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: What is the cost of living in Budapest, Hungary? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Budapest talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

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Is the cost of living in Budapest high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Budapest, they wrote:

"$2000 USD will do it but be mindful it doesn't cover major medical or other expenses," explained one expat living in Budapest.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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