Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

Currency:
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 13 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.96 lei
12 eggs, large 10 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.54 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 21 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.04 lei
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.44 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.20 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 7 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.94 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,764 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 447 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 45 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,705 lei
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 420 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 313 lei
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 146 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 349 lei
1 pair of leather business shoes 470 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 87,002 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.84 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 54 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, ...) 26 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 25 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 17 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 18 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 7 lei
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 31 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 78 lei
2 tickets to the movies 47 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 109 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 186 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 20 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 14 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 9 lei
iPod nano 16GB 673 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.85 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 263 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 lei
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,629 prices entered by 746 different people.
Latest price update: April 24, 2015.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
171st
out of 194
eastern europe
15th
out of 28

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

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2nd
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