Eastern Europe

Budapest

The grand, architecturally rich city on the Danube river is the economic, political and cultural heart of Hungary, and also home to one-fifth of its population. Famous for its many public bathhouses, energetic nightlife, hearty cuisine and stunning sights, the city knows how to be a crowd-pleaser for tourists and locals alike. Often cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it’s also an important commercial and innovation hub, housing the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
64
Earning level
57
Purchasing power
63
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Facts about Budapest

Price Level Index
Budapest
55.9
New York
100.0
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1
5
64
77
Earnings Level Index
Budapest
19.7
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
7
57
77
Working Time
Budapest
0/ 55.6m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
65
77
Purchasing Power Index
Budapest
35.2
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
63
77
Did you know…
Two cities, Buda and Pest, united in 1873 to form the Hungarian capital. Buda comes from the name of its founder while Pest derives from the word “Pession,” a fortress during Roman times.