Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,235 prices entered by 720 different people.
Latest price update: February 28, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 31 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 18 lei
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.08 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.12 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 19 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.54 lei
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.33 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.05 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 25 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 6 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.80 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,805 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 455 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 36 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,603 lei
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 336 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 288 lei
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 145 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 316 lei
1 pair of leather business shoes 409 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 84,709 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.97 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 53 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 14 lei
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 28 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 26 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 16 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 7 lei
Tube of toothpaste 8 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 27 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 80 lei
2 tickets to the movies 48 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 94 lei
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 182 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20 lei
Capuccino in expat area of the city 17 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 600 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.95 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 319 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 15 lei

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