Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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Food
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 4.64 lei
12 eggs, large 10 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.03 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 2.15 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.08 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 27 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.54 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.82 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,812 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 2,120 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 373 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,710 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,091 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 226 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 33 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,576 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 350 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 37 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 20 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 278 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 181 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 333 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 380 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 90,693 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.97 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 62 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) 21 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 30 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 99 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 17 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 6 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 86 lei
2 tickets to the movies 56 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 149 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 161 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 23 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 803 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.62 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 262 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 3,029 prices entered by 298 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2016.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
207th
out of 237
eastern europe
13th
out of 26
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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2nd
eastern europe
3rd
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3rd
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3rd
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3rd

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