Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 29 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.54 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.24 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.97 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.22 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.15 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.34 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.31 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,912 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,747 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 380 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,640 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,134 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 242 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 39 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,400 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 313 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 33 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 266 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 130 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 351 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 388 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,855 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.12 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 61 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 15 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 28 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 119 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 17 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.60 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 33 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 83 lei
2 tickets to the movies 52 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 151 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 165 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 23 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,327 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.97 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 210 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 17 lei
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,489 prices entered by 338 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

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299th
out of 338
eastern europe
24th
out of 33

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