Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

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Food [Edit]
RON USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 29 lei ($7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19 lei ($4.74)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 lei ($2.94)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.72 lei ($1.17)
12 eggs, large 12 lei ($2.96)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.15 lei ($1.27)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 15 lei ($3.65)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.16 lei ($1.03)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.24 lei ($0.55)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.28 lei ($0.81)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29 lei ($7)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.33 lei ($1.32)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.31 lei ($0.57)
Housing [Edit]
RON USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,844 lei ($703)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,768 lei ($437)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 393 lei ($97)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,674 lei ($414)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,113 lei ($275)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 269 lei ($67)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 37 lei ($9)
40” flat screen TV 1,384 lei ($342)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 357 lei ($88)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 36 lei ($9)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 23 lei ($5.77)
Clothes [Edit]
RON USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 281 lei ($70)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 141 lei ($35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 354 lei ($87)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 436 lei ($108)
Transportation [Edit]
RON USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 77,965 lei ($19,283)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.52 lei ($1.36)
Monthly ticket public transport 63 lei ($15)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 17 lei ($4.09)
Personal Care [Edit]
RON USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 29 lei ($7)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 31 lei ($8)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 123 lei ($30)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 19 lei ($4.60)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei ($3.26)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 lei ($3.59)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.76 lei ($1.42)
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei ($2.65)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 32 lei ($8)
Entertainment [Edit]
RON USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 84 lei ($21)
2 tickets to the movies 52 lei ($13)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 152 lei ($38)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 156 lei ($39)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 24 lei ($5.90)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 12 lei ($2.86)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 8 lei ($1.99)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,867 lei ($709)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.86 lei ($0.21)
1 month of gym membership in business district 212 lei ($52)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 17 lei ($4.24)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,537 prices entered by 309 different people.
Latest price update: October 22, 2018.

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