Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

Currency:
Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 28 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19 lei
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.87 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.10 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 20 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.89 lei
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.27 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.95 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 28 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 6 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.73 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,821 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 394 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 44 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,563 lei
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 344 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 40 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 13 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 306 lei
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 160 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 333 lei
1 pair of leather business shoes 358 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 163,628 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.87 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 56 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, ...) 25 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 24 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 7 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 29 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 83 lei
2 tickets to the movies 49 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 114 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 163 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 21 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 15 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 699 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.14 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 221 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 9,443 prices entered by 801 different people.
Latest price update: August 03, 2015.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
157th
out of 197
eastern europe
12th
out of 31

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

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4th
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5th
eastern europe
1st
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1st
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1st
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1st

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