Cost of living in Brasov, Romania

Summary of cost of living in Brasov

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,407 lei
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,643 lei
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Brasov, Romania. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 37 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 20 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.74 lei
12 eggs, large 12 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.13 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.60 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.78 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.08 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 27 lei
2 liters of coca-cola 6 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.01 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,707 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,477 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 395 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,631 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,026 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 250 lei
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 39 lei
40” flat screen tv 1,637 lei
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 335 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 37 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 21 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 260 lei
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 144 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 337 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 385 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 74,003 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.46 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 72 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 18 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 47 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 26 lei
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 170 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 18 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 12 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.10 lei
Tube of toothpaste 7 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 71 lei
2 tickets to the movies 41 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 129 lei
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 122 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 16 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 lei
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,076 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.61 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 131 lei
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 17 lei
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 128 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

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