Cost of living in Timisoara, Romania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 20 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 15 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.08 lei
12 eggs, large 8 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.25 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 13 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.64 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.21 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.85 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 23 lei
2 liters of Coca-Cola 5.56 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.26 lei
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,683 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,126 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 288 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,220 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 787 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 264 lei
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 28 lei
40” flat screen TV 1,626 lei
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 330 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 31 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17 lei
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 223 lei
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 149 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 283 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 332 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 4.87 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) 25 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, ...) 16 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 5.74 lei
Tube of toothpaste 9 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 21 lei
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 73 lei
2 tickets to the movies 40 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 116 lei
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 116 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.) 7 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 152 lei
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 15 lei
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 248 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

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