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Cost of Living in Romania

Cost of living in Romania is 51.95% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Romania is 76.85% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 lei 15.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 lei 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 lei 15.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 lei 3.50-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 lei 5.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.95 lei 5.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.48 lei 3.00-6.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.46 lei 2.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.41 lei 11.36-17.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.83 lei 1.36-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.87 lei 1.36-2.27
Eggs (12) 6.86 lei 5.60-9.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.86 lei 6.35-11.79
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 7.97 lei 6.35-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.45 lei 8.85-14.06
Apples (1 lb) 1.53 lei 1.13-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 2.28 lei 1.81-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.94 lei 1.36-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 1.87 lei 1.36-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 0.89 lei 0.68-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 0.96 lei 0.90-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 lei 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 lei 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 lei 12.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.02 lei 2.50-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.56 lei 3.50-6.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.00 lei 15.00-16.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 lei 1.50-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 lei 50.00-70.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.79 lei 1.39-2.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.57 lei 2.24-3.54
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 lei 13.90-22.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 19.85 lei 18.17-21.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,310.00 lei 58,789.00-81,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 419.07 lei 270.00-600.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.62 lei 0.40-0.90
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.70 lei 25.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 120.43 lei 90.00-160.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.09 lei 30.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 22.00 lei 18.00-29.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 216.74 lei 123.15-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 133.96 lei 100.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 267.24 lei 200.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 299.11 lei 200.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,177.92 lei 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 821.51 lei 500.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,964.32 lei 1,350.00-2,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,371.46 lei 950.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 484.40 lei 336.51-627.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 345.27 lei 252.39-418.06
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,028.29 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.09 3.00-7.00

Prices in Romania

These data are based on 25212 entries in the past 18 months from 1540 different contributors.
Last update: June, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Romania

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Bucharest 38.34 12.20 26.13 29.98 35.16 54.19
Constanta 37.97 7.86 23.91 31.55 31.27 44.67
Cluj-napoca 36.33 10.91 24.46 30.84 28.06 58.84
Timisoara 35.18 9.10 23.00 28.17 27.32 57.11
Brasov 35.16 8.41 22.67 28.33 30.50 60.97
Iasi 34.49 9.82 22.97 27.76 27.88 48.76
Oradea 34.35 6.00 21.11 28.52 23.54 47.21
Craiova 31.30 5.73 19.36 24.37 22.99 56.18
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