Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 36 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 22 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.60 lei
12 eggs, large 10 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.03 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 16 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.77 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.28 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.08 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.96 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.56 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,758 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,676 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 386 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,647 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,035 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 236 lei
Internet 8MB (1 month) 41 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,768 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 352 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 38 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 288 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 161 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 353 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 364 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 95,546 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.62 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 60 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) 25 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 100 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 21 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 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 34 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 87 lei
2 tickets to the movies 53 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 127 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 165 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 14 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei
iPod nano 16GB 773 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.84 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 276 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 10,903 prices entered by 937 different people.
Latest price update: February 10, 2016.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
192nd
out of 240
eastern europe
13th
out of 30
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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