Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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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 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.52 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.30 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.91 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.27 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.05 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 25 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.29 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 2,774 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,729 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 394 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,677 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,119 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 271 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 35 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,352 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 314 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 31 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 273 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 140 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 351 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 381 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 76,012 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.12 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 62 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 123 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 17 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 17 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.93 lei
Tube of toothpaste 12 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 34 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 85 lei
2 tickets to the movies 51 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 164 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,251 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.96 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 204 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 3,458 prices entered by 341 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2018.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

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298th
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eastern europe
23rd
out of 33

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

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