Cost of Living Comparison Between Prague and Bucharest 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 16.5% lower than in Prague (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 26.9% lower than in Prague
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 49.1% lower than in Prague
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 12.0% higher than in Prague
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 16.0% lower than in Prague
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 13.9% lower than in Prague
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Restaurants
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 Kč
(39.52 lei)
253.01 Kč
(50.00 lei)
     +26.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 Kč
(237.14 lei)
1,265.05 Kč
(250.00 lei)
     +5.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 Kč
(39.52 lei)
177.11 Kč
(35.00 lei)
     -11.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 55.00 Kč
(10.87 lei)
70.84 Kč
(14.00 lei)
     +28.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.00 Kč
(11.86 lei)
80.96 Kč
(16.00 lei)
     +34.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 71.37 Kč
(14.10 lei)
72.83 Kč
(14.39 lei)
     +2.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 38.74 Kč
(7.66 lei)
47.18 Kč
(9.32 lei)
     +21.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 34.19 Kč
(6.76 lei)
48.43 Kč
(9.57 lei)
     +41.7 %
Markets
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 89.58 Kč
(17.70 lei)
149.55 Kč
(29.55 lei)
     +66.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 32.03 Kč
(6.33 lei)
23.31 Kč
(4.61 lei)
     -27.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.72 Kč
(4.69 lei)
18.43 Kč
(3.64 lei)
     -22.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 59.84 Kč
(11.82 lei)
75.43 Kč
(14.91 lei)
     +26.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 129.34 Kč
(25.56 lei)
93.72 Kč
(18.52 lei)
     -27.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 90.03 Kč
(17.79 lei)
68.40 Kč
(13.52 lei)
     -24.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 133.98 Kč
(26.48 lei)
115.22 Kč
(22.77 lei)
     -14.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 17.91 Kč
(3.54 lei)
12.28 Kč
(2.43 lei)
     -31.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 16.82 Kč
(3.32 lei)
17.36 Kč
(3.43 lei)
     +3.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 21.69 Kč
(4.29 lei)
16.49 Kč
(3.26 lei)
     -24.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 32.28 Kč
(6.38 lei)
19.15 Kč
(3.78 lei)
     -40.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 12.95 Kč
(2.56 lei)
10.13 Kč
(2.00 lei)
     -21.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 13.63 Kč
(2.69 lei)
10.46 Kč
(2.07 lei)
     -23.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 31.90 Kč
(6.30 lei)
20.20 Kč
(3.99 lei)
     -36.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.36 Kč
(3.23 lei)
17.62 Kč
(3.48 lei)
     +7.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 140.00 Kč
(27.67 lei)
151.81 Kč
(30.00 lei)
     +8.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 23.21 Kč
(4.59 lei)
24.82 Kč
(4.91 lei)
     +6.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.64 Kč
(8.03 lei)
40.24 Kč
(7.95 lei)
     -1.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 Kč
(29.64 lei)
131.57 Kč
(26.00 lei)
     -12.3 %
Transportation
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 Kč
(5.93 lei)
15.18 Kč
(3.00 lei)
     -49.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 550.00 Kč
(108.69 lei)
404.82 Kč
(80.00 lei)
     -26.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Kč
(9.88 lei)
15.18 Kč
(3.00 lei)
     -69.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 47.48 Kč
(9.38 lei)
24.43 Kč
(4.83 lei)
     -48.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 360.00 Kč
(71.14 lei)
151.81 Kč
(30.00 lei)
     -57.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 146.25 Kč
(28.90 lei)
135.69 Kč
(26.82 lei)
     -7.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 600,000.00 Kč
(118,571.94 lei)
610,886.15 Kč
(120,723.26 lei)
     +1.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 641,463.16 Kč
(126,765.88 lei)
602,883.72 Kč
(119,141.82 lei)
     -6.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,939.16 Kč
(1,371.32 lei)
3,550.49 Kč
(701.65 lei)
     -48.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 642.56 Kč
(126.98 lei)
217.00 Kč
(42.88 lei)
     -66.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 493.53 Kč
(97.53 lei)
208.58 Kč
(41.22 lei)
     -57.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,380.44 Kč
(272.80 lei)
1,132.01 Kč
(223.71 lei)
     -18.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 386.80 Kč
(76.44 lei)
506.71 Kč
(100.14 lei)
     +31.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Kč
(49.40 lei)
177.11 Kč
(35.00 lei)
     -29.2 %
Childcare
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 14,126.67 Kč
(2,791.71 lei)
11,294.41 Kč
(2,232.00 lei)
     -20.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 242,500.00 Kč
(47,922.82 lei)
229,877.82 Kč
(45,428.43 lei)
     -5.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,904.90 Kč
(376.45 lei)
1,833.00 Kč
(362.24 lei)
     -3.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 916.33 Kč
(181.09 lei)
915.27 Kč
(180.88 lei)
     -0.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,254.17 Kč
(445.47 lei)
1,813.32 Kč
(358.35 lei)
     -19.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,699.68 Kč
(533.51 lei)
2,283.27 Kč
(451.22 lei)
     -15.4 %
Rent Per Month
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 24,382.59 Kč
(4,818.48 lei)
13,231.59 Kč
(2,614.83 lei)
     -45.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 17,843.14 Kč
(3,526.16 lei)
9,000.30 Kč
(1,778.64 lei)
     -49.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 45,119.60 Kč
(8,916.53 lei)
22,413.30 Kč
(4,429.31 lei)
     -50.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 31,317.07 Kč
(6,188.88 lei)
15,778.20 Kč
(3,118.09 lei)
     -49.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,812.64 Kč
(3,124.89 lei)
5,807.66 Kč
(1,147.71 lei)
     -63.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,199.88 Kč
(2,213.32 lei)
3,588.79 Kč
(709.22 lei)
     -68.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 41,325.36 Kč
(8,166.71 lei)
26,019.88 Kč
(5,142.05 lei)
     -37.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.86 7.26      +23.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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