76points

Bucharest

82points

Budapest

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Bucharest vs Budapest

Bucharest
Budapest

How does Bucharest compare to Budapest?

  • 1.2°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    17.5°Cvs16.3°C
  • 0.3°C higher average temperature
    ?

    11.6°Cvs11.3°C
  • 15.36$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    16.74$vs32.1$
  • 2.6% lower unemployment rate
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    6.3%vs8.9%
  • 20.63$ cheaper rent for a one-bedroom apartment
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    486.91$vs507.54$
  • 0.08million more inhabitants
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    1.83 millionvs1.75 million
  • 1.1 years younger population
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    39.1 yearsvs40.2 years
  • 0.58$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
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    0.6$vs1.18$

How does Budapest compare to Bucharest?

  • 58.44% lower population density
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    3336 people/km²vs8026 people/km²
  • 112.84$ higher average salary
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    1 013.49$vs900.65$
  • 5.3$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    60$ billion vs54.7$ billion
  • 64 more museums
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    120vs56
  • 2.3$ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
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    2.63$vs4.93$
  • 1.2% higher proportion of women
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    52.5%vs51.3%
  • 33# ahead in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey
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    76#vs109#
  • 0.4$ lower average price of milk (1 liter)
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    0.87$vs1.27$

User reviews

Overall Rating

Bucharest
10.0
2 User reviews
Bucharest
10.0/10
2 User reviews
Budapest
8.5
2 User reviews
Budapest
8.5/10
2 User reviews

Features

Safety

10.0/10
2 votes
8.5/10
2 votes

Walkability

10.0/10
2 votes
4.5/10
2 votes

Job opportunities

10.0/10
2 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Public transport

10.0/10
2 votes
10.0/10
1 votes

Food and drink

10.0/10
2 votes
7.5/10
2 votes

Comments

Dumitriu

Dumitriu

1 month ago

10 / 10

Bellissima città

Dumitriu

Dumitriu

1 month ago

10 / 10

Pros

  • Grande opportunità di crescita
  • Grande opportunità di lavoro
  • Grande opportunità di affari
  • Velocità alta internet

Cons

  • Il traffico
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Luca

Luca

1 month ago

10 / 10

A wonderful city full of astonishing places

Luca

Luca

1 month ago

10 / 10

Bucharest is wonderful city full of astonishing places, a variety of architectural styles and friendly people.

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Demographics

1.population density

8026 people/km²

3336 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
2.population

1.83 million

1.75 million

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
3.median age of population

39.1 years

40.2 years

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; UNData, 2021.
The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; UNData, 2021.
The percentage of Facebook users among a whole city population indicates how familiar are city’s inhabitants with web 2.0 and shows how popular the social media are. Source: Socialbakers, 2021.

Quality of living

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
2.has public health care
Bucharest
Budapest
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2021.
The average rent of a single-bedroom apartment located in the city center. This indicates how much of your salary would be allocated to rent expenses, and the general cost of living of the city. Source: numbeo.com, 2021.
4.average salary

900.65$

1 013.49$

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
5.gross domestic product (GDP)

54.7$ billion

60$ billion

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the value and productivity of an economy. It measures the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. To reflect the differences in the cost of living and inflation rates, we show the GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP). Sources: Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook, 2021.
6.VAT

24%

27%

The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
7.Big Mac Index

4.93$

2.63$

The Big Mac Index is published by The Economist as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies. The Big Mac PPP exchange rate between two countries is obtained by dividing the price of a Big Mac in one country (in its currency) by the price of a Big Mac in another country (in its currency). Source: Economist, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The annual survey ranks 221 cities using 39 criteria. Important criteria are safety, education, hygiene, healthcare, culture, environment, recreation, political-economic stability and public transport. Source: Mercer, 2021.

Environment

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
2.average temperature

11.6°C

11.3°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
3.has lake/s
Bucharest
Budapest
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
6.has river/s
Bucharest
Budapest
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Leisure

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2021.
The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Source: UNESCO, 2021.
City with more public wireless spots provides easier and wider internet access. Source: city's official website, 2021.
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

Transportation

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's public transport website, 2021.
2.has a bike-sharing system
Bucharest
Budapest
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
A cheaper single ticket will allow you to move through the city for less money. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, it will help your economy. Source: Official city's public transport website, 2021.
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

General info

1.total surface

228 km²

525.2 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2021.
3.has a stock exchange
Bucharest
Budapest
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Sister cities or twin towns are a form of law agreement made between towns, cities or regions in politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. It might mean more possibilities outside your city, a greater multiculturalism and a wider range of options.
5.is a capital city
Bucharest
Budapest
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.

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