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) 20 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.66 lei
12 eggs, large 10 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.53 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.71 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.34 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.98 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.49 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.85 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,753 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,942 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 1,699 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,102 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 246 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 30 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,437 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 351 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 300 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 167 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 328 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 380 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 84,324 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.14 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 62 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) 32 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 119 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 7 lei
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 29 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 87 lei
2 tickets to the movies 55 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 162 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 24 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 882 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.63 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 291 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 3,206 prices entered by 325 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2017.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
211th
out of 234
eastern europe
19th
out of 25

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

the world
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd

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