Cost of living in Timisoara, Romania

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Food
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 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.14 lei
12 eggs, large 8 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.35 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.71 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.12 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.20 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 21 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.47 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.19 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,870 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,170 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 319 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,217 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 887 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 320 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 28 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,510 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 389 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 18 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 238 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 157 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 305 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 330 lei
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 83,244 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 4.85 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 78 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 22 lei
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 22 lei
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 105 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 15 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 6 lei
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 70 lei
2 tickets to the movies 41 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 106 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 102 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 18 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 8 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6 lei
iPod nano 16GB 810 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.56 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 147 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 16 lei
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 339 prices entered by 27 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2017.

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