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) 18 lei (€3.94)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei (€2.44)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.69 lei (€1.02)
12 eggs, large 10 lei (€2.16)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.32 lei (€1.16)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei (€2.98)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.80 lei (€0.82)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.35 lei (€0.51)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.90 lei (€0.63)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 25 lei (€5.36)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.39 lei (€1.17)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.89 lei (€0.41)
Housing [Edit]
RON EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,830 lei (€615)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,919 lei (€417)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 378 lei (€82)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,712 lei (€372)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,138 lei (€247)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 290 lei (€63)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 31 lei (€7)
40” flat screen TV 1,411 lei (€306)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 324 lei (€70)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei (€8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 24 lei (€5.13)
Clothes [Edit]
RON EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 293 lei (€64)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 151 lei (€33)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 339 lei (€74)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 357 lei (€78)
Transportation [Edit]
RON EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 83,678 lei (€18,169)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.06 lei (€1.10)
Monthly ticket public transport 60 lei (€13)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 13 lei (€2.90)
Personal Care [Edit]
RON EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 lei (€5.54)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 lei (€6)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 115 lei (€25)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 19 lei (€4.05)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei (€2.75)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei (€3.53)
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 lei (€1.33)
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei (€2.32)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 31 lei (€7)
Entertainment [Edit]
RON EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 91 lei (€20)
2 tickets to the movies 52 lei (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 124 lei (€27)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 164 lei (€36)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 lei (€4.77)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 13 lei (€2.74)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei (€1.82)
iPad Air 2, 64GB 2,201 lei (€478)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.74 lei (€0.16)
1 month of gym membership in business district 265 lei (€58)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 lei (€3.51)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,502 prices entered by 339 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2017.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
272nd
out of 318
eastern europe
22nd
out of 35
romania
1st
out of 4

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

the world
5th
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
3rd

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