Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 30 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 4.96 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.18 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 21 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.71 lei
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.34 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.08 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 1.91 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,741 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 449 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 41 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,641 lei
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 348 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 38 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 19 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 287 lei
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 143 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 314 lei
1 pair of leather business shoes 397 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 85,762 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.90 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 53 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, ...) 27 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 24 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18 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 31 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 83 lei
2 tickets to the movies 46 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 112 lei
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 197 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 21 lei
Capuccino in expat area of the city 15 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 648 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.95 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 285 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 8,412 prices entered by 734 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2015.

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