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 12 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.66 lei
12 eggs, large 12 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.09 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 15 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.21 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.24 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.33 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 30 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.33 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.21 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,827 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,781 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 388 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,667 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,123 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 264 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 39 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,397 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 353 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 26 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 284 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 344 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 405 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 80,978 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.46 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 63 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 16 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 30 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 33 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.) 14 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.53 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 32 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 78 lei
2 tickets to the movies 52 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 148 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 150 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 3,088 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.98 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 199 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 3,593 prices entered by 331 different people.
Latest price update: August 19, 2018.

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