Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 32 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.61 lei
12 eggs, large 9 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.20 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.62 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.08 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.03 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.60 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.78 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,771 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,996 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 370 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,724 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,105 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 240 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 32 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,515 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 349 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 289 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 177 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 327 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 393 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 88,542 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.06 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 61 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14 lei
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 22 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 32 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 101 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 30 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 86 lei
2 tickets to the movies 54 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 128 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 163 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 853 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.56 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 296 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 3,191 prices entered by 312 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2017.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
194th
out of 217
eastern europe
15th
out of 25

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

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

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