Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

List of prices in Bucharest, Romania. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
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 12 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.85 lei
12 eggs, large 12 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.12 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 16 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.29 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.22 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.41 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.36 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 1,827 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 385 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,753 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,168 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 261 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 38 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,458 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 382 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 37 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 24 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 295 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 152 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 358 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 413 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,686 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.68 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 62 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 17 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 28 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 31 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.) 15 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.91 lei
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 32 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 88 lei
2 tickets to the movies 53 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 166 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 151 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,696 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.96 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 220 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 3,720 prices entered by 298 different people.
Latest price update: December 16, 2018.

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