Let's compare the:
*(accommodation prices: It depends on what you are happy with. Some friends share flats with a bunch of ppl for 20 - 30,000 a month. I pay 95,000 which I share with a roomate. Many foreigners pay more because they can afford it and want big spacious modern flats.
> public transportation fares (tube, bus etc ...)In Debrecen, the second largest city, the monthly tram pass (all that is really necessary) is 1450 ft, but tram and bus is about 3000ft.
> food prices(per month, how much does it cost you?): I spend about 20,000ft a month myself. Fresh food and local produce really help take that price down, and it can be less with the less foreign spices and mixes you need. Tesco is not have more branded items, so you can get previously very expensive things for much cheaper.
> health prices (for those who need medical insurance): It is about 20,000ft for medical insurance, but I am a student and I get mine through the university. Many other foreigners use their home insurance, especially since the EU is covered entirely by their home country.
> eduction prices (if you need to pay): Tuition for a semester is 8000 USD, but loans are obtainable from your home country government if you are American or Scandanavian. Otherwise it is usually out of pocket. For any permanent resident or citizen of Hungary, it is free.
> energy prices (oil, electricity)
> common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone): Bills in general for me are about 20,000ft a month, all inclusive, except for mobiles.Internet and telephone vary extremely depending on the service and level of service you choose. For gas, many of the older communist buildings have central heating, where you cannot control your bills, as the usage for the whole building is split between the tenants. Also some building here have very high ceilings, which are hard to heat with radiator heating. So you need to pick and choose. Older buildings have cheaper rent, but higher bills. And it is always cheaper to live with someone.
Mobile are extremely expensive, both in the phone themselves and credit on them. The only way a foreigner can get a contract phone is if they basically sublet a Hungarian's contract. Most only have pre-paid SIMs which add up!
> prices of a good menu in a traditional restaurant: It all depends on the restaurant. I have had dinner/lunch for 450ft,and up to 5000ft. Foreign foods, like Japanese, or Indian is obviously more expensive, because its in high demand and hard to get the spices/ingredients, and so on. But you can have a decent meal at a restaurant for about 2000ft or less.
> prices of a beer or a coffee in a regular pub: Beer is cheap, coffee is cheap, Cocktails are not, but cheaper than western Europe and the US.
Thanks in advance for your participation!