Cost of living in Bucharest, Romania

List of prices in Bucharest, Romania. Current as of Jul 2019.

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Food [Edit]
RON USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 32 lei ($8)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 20 lei ($4.79)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13 lei ($3.08)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.01 lei ($1.19)
12 eggs, large 13 lei ($3.04)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.39 lei ($1.28)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 16 lei ($3.91)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.90 lei ($0.93)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.54 lei ($0.60)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.18 lei ($0.75)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 28 lei ($7)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.53 lei ($1.31)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.41 lei ($0.57)
Housing [Edit]
RON USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,128 lei ($743)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,912 lei ($454)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 398 lei ($95)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,813 lei ($431)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,218 lei ($289)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 231 lei ($55)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 35 lei ($8)
40” flat screen TV 1,478 lei ($351)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 378 lei ($90)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei ($8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 27 lei ($6)
Clothes [Edit]
RON USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 299 lei ($71)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 178 lei ($42)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 388 lei ($92)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 436 lei ($103)
Transportation [Edit]
RON USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 78,159 lei ($18,569)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.67 lei ($1.35)
Monthly ticket public transport 62 lei ($15)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 17 lei ($4.15)
Personal Care [Edit]
RON USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 24 lei ($5.68)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 33 lei ($8)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 134 lei ($32)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 18 lei ($4.34)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 lei ($3.30)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 17 lei ($4.04)
4 rolls of toilet paper 7 lei ($1.56)
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei ($2.57)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 37 lei ($9)
Entertainment [Edit]
RON USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 104 lei ($25)
2 tickets to the movies 51 lei ($12)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 166 lei ($40)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 167 lei ($40)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35 lei ($8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11 lei ($2.69)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 9 lei ($2.08)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,172 lei ($516)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.89 lei ($0.21)
1 month of gym membership in business district 225 lei ($53)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 18 lei ($4.16)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,364 prices entered by 216 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2019

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