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) 20 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.71 lei
12 eggs, large 10 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.36 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.71 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.32 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.97 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.48 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.93 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,794 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,956 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 386 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,685 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,103 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 255 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 30 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,456 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 338 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 292 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 163 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 343 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 364 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 85,702 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.10 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 62 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 13 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 24 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 124 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 19 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 lei
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 31 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 89 lei
2 tickets to the movies 55 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 130 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 171 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 26 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 891 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.64 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 264 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 lei
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,420 prices entered by 346 different people.
Latest price update: June 22, 2017.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
238th
out of 270
eastern europe
19th
out of 29

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

the world
3rd
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd

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