Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 7,682 prices entered by 629 different people.
Latest price update: July 25, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district 28 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 18 lei
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.81 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.68 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.02 lei
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 3.84 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.92 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.92 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.27 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,855 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 489 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 42 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,984 lei
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 325 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 37 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 27 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 293 lei
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 135 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 275 lei
1 pair of leather business shoes 276 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 82,444 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 56 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, ...) 32 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 17 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 lei
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22 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) 115 lei
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 166 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 19 lei
Capuccino in expat area of the city 13 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 lei
iPod nano 16GB 554 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.80 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 276 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes 15 lei

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