Cost of living in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Summary of cost of living in Cluj-Napoca

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,718 lei
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,794 lei
  • Cluj-Napoca is the 4th cheapest city in Eastern Europe (22 out of 25)
  • Cost of living in Cluj-Napoca is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (260 out of 284)

List of prices in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 34 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 22 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.77 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.89 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 18 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.45 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.66 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.45 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29 lei
2 liters of coca-cola 5.65 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.26 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,590 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,786 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 371 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,817 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,248 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 204 lei
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 35 lei
40” flat screen tv 1,435 lei
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 397 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 39 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 16 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 210 lei
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 150 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 304 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 301 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 90,433 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.74 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 74 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 22 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 24 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 30 lei
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 112 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 21 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 31 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 71 lei
2 tickets to the movies 42 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 110 lei
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 132 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 10 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 lei
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,422 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.66 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 160 lei
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 17 lei
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 299 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2020

Cluj-Napoca position in our World Ranking

the world
260th
out of 284
eastern europe
22nd
out of 25

Cheapest and most expensive products in Cluj-Napoca compared to other cities:

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