Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 30 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 4.58 lei
12 eggs, large 10 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.71 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.65 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.16 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.09 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.69 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.60 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,640 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,581 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 363 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,654 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 999 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 224 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 34 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,607 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 338 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 34 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 268 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 178 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 332 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 357 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 85,067 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.95 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 63 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 15 lei
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 34 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 100 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 7 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 33 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 83 lei
2 tickets to the movies 54 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 135 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 162 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 23 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 737 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.48 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 280 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 2,769 prices entered by 279 different people.
Latest price update: August 27, 2016.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
234th
out of 264
eastern europe
17th
out of 29
romania
1st
out of 4

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

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1st
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3rd
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3rd
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3rd
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3rd
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4th

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