Budapest

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
43/265
Details
Large apartment$680.00
Medium apartment$540.00
Rent index [score]0.90
Small apartment$400.00

Cost of Living

8
46/250
Details
5km taxi ride$5.70
A Cappuccino$1.60
A beer$0.72
A kilogram of Apples$0.97
Bread$0.22
Inflation [score]0.82
Lunch$5.30
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$36.00
Movie ticket$6.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$33.22

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]0.52
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co21
Meetups [score]0.71
Meetups groups196
Meetups members88510
Number of investors13
Number of startup events in the last 12 months189
Number of upcoming meetup events54
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events29
Startup events [score]0.50
Startups [score]0.67
Total number of startups179

Venture Capital

4
126/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesCoLabs
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.36

Travel Connectivity

5
76/265
Details
Airport hub77
Airport hub [score]0.38
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.54

Commute

5
84/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Hungary/Budapest
Traffic handling [score]0.71

Business Freedom

7
177/263
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
82/265
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
197/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.74
Healthcare quality [score]0.53
Life expectancy (years)75.85
Life expectancy [score]0.55

Education

4
163/239
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)28
PISA ranking31
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.64
PISA reading (high school)28
PISA science (high school)26
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

5
166/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.44
Cleanliness [score]0.48
Drinking water quality [score]0.76
Urban greenery [score]0.51

Economy

5
153/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area294.80
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
56/265
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
50/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)49.50
Internet access (download) [score]0.76
Internet access (upload) [score]0.59
Upload speed (Mbps)14.40

Leisure & Culture

8
31/264
Details
Art galleries113
Art galleries [score]0.85
Cinemas72
Cinemas [score]0.74
Comedy clubs67
Comedy clubs [score]0.82
Concert venues101
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites111
Historical sites [score]0.86
Museums135
Museums [score]0.78
Performing art venues90
Performing arts [score]0.89
Sport venues73
Sports [score]0.71
Zoos16
Zoos [score]0.91

Tolerance

7
115/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index82.97
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.85
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
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]0.62

Outdoors

5
101/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters414.00
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 least expensive 20 percent of all 250 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)

$320$480
$400
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$15
Monthly public transport$36
Lunch$5
-58%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Budapest are low. For this job type, Budapest ranks 224th for salaries among 265 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)

$23,103
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 118 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Budapest

Population of Budapest

4,667,900
347 /km²
224/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Budapest

Demographics of Hungary

Median age
42
Elderly people
19%
Life expectancy at birth
76
GDP per capita (in USD)
$24,942
188/262
Unemployment
7%
158/263

Languages

English proficiency score
59
145/228
Common spoken languages
Hungarian

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Teleport users who are      Budapest

Work in:

Founder
8.29%
Software Engineer
6.48%
Marketing Manager
5.70%
Web Developer
4.40%
Teacher
3.89%
Operations Manager
3.37%
Product Manager
2.85%
Other
65.03%

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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, 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, numerous other stately buildings, and busy streets retaining all their 19th century architectural heritage.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Hungary
25th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

50th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

60th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

39th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

63rd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

17th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

9th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

39th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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