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) 19 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.68 lei
12 eggs, large 10 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.40 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.81 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.32 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.91 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.41 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.94 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,823 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,905 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 378 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,662 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,111 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 280 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 29 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,436 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 327 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 23 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 294 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 157 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 348 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 358 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 81,579 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.04 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 61 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) 25 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 118 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.) 16 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 lei
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 30 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 92 lei
2 tickets to the movies 52 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 119 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 172 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 829 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.64 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 272 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 3,543 prices entered by 332 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
261st
out of 307
eastern europe
18th
out of 33
romania
1st
out of 4

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

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2nd
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3rd
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4th
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4th
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4th

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