Cost of living in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Food [Edit]
RON USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25 lei ($7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 19 lei ($4.91)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13 lei ($3.38)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.64 lei ($1.21)
12 eggs, large 9 lei ($2.23)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.89 lei ($1.27)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 lei ($3.23)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.06 lei ($0.80)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.07 lei ($0.54)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.94 lei ($0.77)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 27 lei ($7)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.85 lei ($1.52)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.41 lei ($0.63)
Housing [Edit]
RON USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,342 lei ($609)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,515 lei ($394)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 301 lei ($78)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,324 lei ($344)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,053 lei ($274)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 268 lei ($70)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 40 lei ($10)
40” flat screen TV 1,258 lei ($327)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 286 lei ($74)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 43 lei ($11)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 15 lei ($3.97)
Clothes [Edit]
RON USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 231 lei ($60)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 141 lei ($37)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 287 lei ($75)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 334 lei ($87)
Transportation [Edit]
RON USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 85,777 lei ($22,317)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.98 lei ($1.30)
Monthly ticket public transport 74 lei ($19)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 21 lei ($5.56)
Personal Care [Edit]
RON USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 lei ($7)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 30 lei ($8)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 102 lei ($26)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 19 lei ($5.06)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15 lei ($3.80)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 lei ($4.01)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.37 lei ($1.40)
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei ($2.44)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22 lei ($5.61)
Entertainment [Edit]
RON USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 54 lei ($14)
2 tickets to the movies 39 lei ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 70 lei ($18)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 90 lei ($23)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 16 lei ($4.18)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7 lei ($1.73)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6 lei ($1.68)
iPad Air 2, 64GB 2,150 lei ($559)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.65 lei ($0.17)
1 month of gym membership in business district 171 lei ($45)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 lei ($4.10)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 371 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2017.

Cluj-Napoca position in our World Ranking

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288th
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out of 35
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out of 4

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