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 (€4.10)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei (€2.44)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.50 lei (€0.97)
12 eggs, large 10 lei (€2.18)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.41 lei (€1.17)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 lei (€2.81)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.87 lei (€0.83)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.25 lei (€0.49)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.91 lei (€0.63)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24 lei (€5.25)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.38 lei (€1.16)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.85 lei (€0.40)
Housing [Edit]
RON EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,862 lei (€617)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,727 lei (€373)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 390 lei (€84)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,650 lei (€356)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,111 lei (€240)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 269 lei (€58)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 33 lei (€7)
40” flat screen TV 1,362 lei (€294)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 309 lei (€67)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 34 lei (€7)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 24 lei (€5.22)
Clothes [Edit]
RON EUR
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 270 lei (€58)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 145 lei (€31)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 336 lei (€73)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 370 lei (€80)
Transportation [Edit]
RON EUR
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 76,998 lei (€16,612)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.07 lei (€1.09)
Monthly ticket public transport 60 lei (€13)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14 lei (€2.92)
Personal Care [Edit]
RON EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 25 lei (€5.40)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28 lei (€6)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 115 lei (€25)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18 lei (€3.94)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei (€2.72)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei (€3.52)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.90 lei (€1.27)
Tube of toothpaste 12 lei (€2.52)
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 89 lei (€19)
2 tickets to the movies 52 lei (€11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 121 lei (€26)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 166 lei (€36)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 22 lei (€4.76)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 lei (€2.65)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei (€1.76)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,164 lei (€467)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.68 lei (€0.15)
1 month of gym membership in business district 254 lei (€55)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 lei (€3.47)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,536 prices entered by 342 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2017.

Bucharest position in our World Ranking

the world
287th
out of 334
eastern europe
22nd
out of 33
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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3rd
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4th
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4th
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4th
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4th

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