Cost of living in Arad, Romania

Summary of cost of living in Arad

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 7,360 lei
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,733 lei
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Arad, Romania. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 26 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 18 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.80 lei
12 eggs, large 9 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.78 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.88 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.06 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.60 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 33 lei
2 liters of coca-cola 6 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.26 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,519 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 996 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 338 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,096 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 625 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 234 lei
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 33 lei
40” flat screen tv 1,781 lei
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 431 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 44 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 221 lei
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 139 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 283 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 327 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 80,410 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.25 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 65 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 20 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 21 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21 lei
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 75 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 24 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 22 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 7 lei
Tube of toothpaste 12 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 26 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 75 lei
2 tickets to the movies 40 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 155 lei
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 156 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 18 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5.39 lei
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.82 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 202 lei
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 15 lei
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 46 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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