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 26 lei ($7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 18 lei ($4.64)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 13 lei ($3.23)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.79 lei ($1.22)
12 eggs, large 9 lei ($2.25)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.07 lei ($1.29)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 lei ($3.12)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.36 lei ($0.85)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.22 lei ($0.56)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.19 lei ($0.81)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 27 lei ($7)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.95 lei ($1.51)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.95 lei ($0.75)
Housing [Edit]
RON USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,568 lei ($653)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,814 lei ($461)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 351 lei ($89)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,432 lei ($364)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,143 lei ($291)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 256 lei ($65)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 31 lei ($8)
40” flat screen TV 1,325 lei ($337)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 296 lei ($75)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 45 lei ($11)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 16 lei ($3.95)
Clothes [Edit]
RON USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 218 lei ($55)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 137 lei ($35)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 284 lei ($72)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 325 lei ($83)
Transportation [Edit]
RON USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 86,055 lei ($21,893)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.00 lei ($1.27)
Monthly ticket public transport 71 lei ($18)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 21 lei ($5.44)
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) 28 lei ($7)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 106 lei ($27)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 21 lei ($5.22)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 lei ($3.52)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei ($4.11)
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.30 lei ($1.35)
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei ($2.37)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 24 lei ($6)
Entertainment [Edit]
RON USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 57 lei ($15)
2 tickets to the movies 42 lei ($11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 74 lei ($19)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 122 lei ($31)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17 lei ($4.44)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 9 lei ($2.18)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 lei ($1.90)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,240 lei ($570)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.65 lei ($0.17)
1 month of gym membership in business district 174 lei ($44)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 lei ($4.18)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 499 prices entered by 54 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2017.

Cluj-Napoca position in our World Ranking

the world
294th
out of 335
eastern europe
25th
out of 33
romania
2nd
out of 4

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

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eastern europe
1st
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