Cost of living in Craiova, Romania

Summary of cost of living in Craiova

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 7,803 lei
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,037 lei
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Craiova
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 24 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 17 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.25 lei
12 eggs, large 13 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.84 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.74 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.34 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 28 lei
2 liters of coca-cola 5.55 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.20 lei
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,837 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,214 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 453 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,087 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 780 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 281 lei
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 47 lei
40” flat screen tv 1,828 lei
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 315 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 42 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 21 lei
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 257 lei
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 142 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 286 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 343 lei
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 6 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 68 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 16 lei
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 38 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 29 lei
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 71 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 22 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.68 lei
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 24 lei
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 68 lei
2 tickets to the movies 41 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 122 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 16 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 8 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 lei
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,141 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 117 lei
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 19 lei
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 111 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2022

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