Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 7,389 prices entered by 599 different people.
Latest price update: April 16, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 29 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 18 lei
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.69 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.15 lei
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 4.22 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.98 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.67 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.45 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,845 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 446 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 42 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,895 lei
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 332 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 32 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 24 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 331 lei
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 155 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 291 lei
1 pair of leather business shoes 275 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 81,896 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 58 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, ...) 34 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 20 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 lei
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 21 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 99 lei
2 tickets to the movies 48 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 134 lei
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 153 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 18 lei
Capuccino in expat area of the city 12 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 lei
iPod nano 16GB 758 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.01 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 255 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 14 lei

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