Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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Food [Edit]
RON EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 29 lei (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19 lei (€4.04)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 lei (€2.50)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.60 lei (€0.99)
12 eggs, large 11 lei (€2.46)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.26 lei (€1.14)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei (€2.99)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.10 lei (€0.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.21 lei (€0.48)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.25 lei (€0.70)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 27 lei (€5.87)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.37 lei (€1.16)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.38 lei (€0.51)
Housing [Edit]
RON EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,900 lei (€626)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,746 lei (€377)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 377 lei (€81)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,667 lei (€360)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,161 lei (€251)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 251 lei (€54)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 39 lei (€8)
40” flat screen TV 1,443 lei (€312)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 329 lei (€71)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 lei (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 33 lei (€7)
Clothes [Edit]
RON EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 273 lei (€59)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 129 lei (€28)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 353 lei (€76)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 389 lei (€84)
Transportation [Edit]
RON EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,482 lei (€17,164)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.18 lei (€1.12)
Monthly ticket public transport 62 lei (€13)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 15 lei (€3.17)
Personal Care [Edit]
RON EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 28 lei (€6)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 31 lei (€7)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 117 lei (€25)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 16 lei (€3.53)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 lei (€2.69)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 lei (€3.19)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.74 lei (€1.24)
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei (€2.30)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 34 lei (€7)
Entertainment [Edit]
RON EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 82 lei (€18)
2 tickets to the movies 52 lei (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 147 lei (€32)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 164 lei (€35)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 lei (€4.78)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 lei (€2.59)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei (€1.75)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,327 lei (€502)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.15 lei (€0.25)
1 month of gym membership in business district 208 lei (€45)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 17 lei (€3.61)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,507 prices entered by 341 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2018.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
300th
out of 342
eastern europe
23rd
out of 34

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

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2nd
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