Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 41 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 25 lei
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 14 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.86 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.83 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 19 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.66 lei
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.13 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.91 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 6 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.66 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,993 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 414 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 40 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,640 lei
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 346 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 42 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 308 lei
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 159 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 335 lei
1 pair of leather business shoes 376 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 100,334 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.83 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 57 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 13 lei
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 25 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 23 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 7 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 28 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 91 lei
2 tickets to the movies 49 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 104 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 172 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 21 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 14 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 777 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.04 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 243 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 15 lei
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,761 prices entered by 819 different people.
Latest price update: August 27, 2015.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
146th
out of 195
eastern europe
13th
out of 31

Cheapest and most expensive products in Bucharest compared to other cities:

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