Cost of living in Craiova, Romania

Summary of cost of living in Craiova

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 7,488 lei
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,941 lei
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Craiova, Romania. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 23 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 17 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.00 lei
12 eggs, large 11 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.28 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.44 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.39 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.06 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 23 lei
2 liters of coca-cola 5.28 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.44 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,732 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,233 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 419 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,065 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 774 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 293 lei
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 47 lei
40” flat screen tv 1,625 lei
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 338 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 43 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 271 lei
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 146 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 261 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 319 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 68,775 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.59 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 72 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 16 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 37 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 30 lei
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 68 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 20 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 16 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.62 lei
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 23 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 69 lei
2 tickets to the movies 36 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 143 lei
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 126 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 8 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6 lei
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,450 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.61 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 109 lei
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 16 lei
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2020

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