Budapest

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
48/263
Details
Large apartment$688.80
Medium apartment$544.73
Rent index [score]0.90
Small apartment$400.66

Cost of Living

8
53/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.10
A Cappuccino$1.80
A beer$0.75
A kilogram of Apples$1.00
Bread$0.28
Inflation [score]0.81
Lunch$5.20
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$36.00
Movie ticket$5.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$35.22

Startups

5
91/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups8
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.38
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co21
Meetups [score]0.68
Meetups groups188
Meetups members78153
Number of investors13
Number of startup events in the last 12 months169
Number of upcoming meetup events56
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events18
Startup events24
Startup events [score]0.47
Startups [score]0.67
Total number of startups188

Venture Capital

4
104/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesCoLabs
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.36

Travel Connectivity

4
78/260
Details
Airport hub77
Airport hub [score]0.38
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.52

Commute

5
81/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Hungary/Budapest
Traffic handling [score]0.77

Business Freedom

7
174/259
Details
Business freedom70.60
Business freedom [score]0.57
Freedom from corruption54.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.51
Lack of labor restrictions63.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.52
Time to open a business7.00
Time to open a business [score]0.93

Safety

8
81/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.65
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents6
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.98
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

6
199/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.54
Life expectancy (years)75.85
Life expectancy [score]0.55

Education

5
147/230
Details
Best university in rankingSemmelweis University
Best university ranking550
Country mean scores in PISA math test475.54
Country mean scores in PISA reading test488.46
Country mean scores in PISA science test494.30
PISA math ranking (high school)35
PISA ranking30
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.81
PISA reading (high school)27
PISA science (high school)28
Percent of happy students0.79
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.28
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.06
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.06
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

6
158/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.47
Cleanliness [score]0.51
Drinking water quality [score]0.80
Urban greenery [score]0.52

Economy

5
151/258
Details
Currency for urban areaHUF
GDP growth rate0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.58
GDP per capita$24942.16
GDP per capita [score]0.41

Taxation

6
58/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.50
Income tax level [score]0.73
Profit tax (% of profit)0.47
Time overhead to file company taxes277
VAT (Sales Tax)0.27

Internet Access

7
45/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)52.76
Internet access (download) [score]0.79
Internet access (upload) [score]0.57
Upload speed (Mbps)13.77

Leisure & Culture

8
31/263
Details
Art galleries116
Art galleries [score]0.86
Cinemas75
Cinemas [score]0.74
Comedy clubs67
Comedy clubs [score]0.83
Concert venues110
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites112
Historical sites [score]0.86
Museums132
Museums [score]0.78
Performing art venues89
Performing arts [score]0.89
Sport venues86
Sports [score]0.72
Zoos15
Zoos [score]0.90

Tolerance

7
100/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index80.80
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.83
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rightsOther type of partnership
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.51

Outdoors

5
98/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.22
Median peak in meters418.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)111.00
Water access [score]0.82
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Budapest are in the 53rd place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Budapest will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$328$474
$401
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$15
Monthly public transport$36
Lunch$5
-56%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Budapest are low. For this job type, Budapest ranks 219th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Budapest.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$23,562
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

5.50
Guns per 100 people
0.95
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Budapest in position 112 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Budapest

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Other Type Of Partnership

Adoption

Married Couples Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.8

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Budapest


Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating nightlife increasingly appreciated among European youth, and last but not least, an exceptional offer of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to the exceedingly scenic setting, and its architecture it is nicknamed "Paris of the East".

The modern-day Budapest results from the amalgamation of two historic cities lying right opposite each other over the Danube river. Buda is the western (left) bank side, with the high hill atop which the Buda castle sits. Pest is the relatively flat eastern (right) bank side, with the Parliament and numerous other stately buildings, as well as busy streets retaining all their 19th century architectural heritage.

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