Cost of Living Comparison Between Prague and Bucharest 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 17.5% lower than in Prague (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 27.8% lower than in Prague
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 49.8% lower than in Prague
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 12.1% higher than in Prague
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 16.5% lower than in Prague
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 11.2% lower than in Prague
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Restaurants
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 Kč
(39.20 lei)
255.10 Kč
(50.00 lei)
     +27.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 Kč
(235.20 lei)
1,275.50 Kč
(250.00 lei)
     +6.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 Kč
(39.20 lei)
178.57 Kč
(35.00 lei)
     -10.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 55.00 Kč
(10.78 lei)
63.77 Kč
(12.50 lei)
     +16.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.00 Kč
(11.76 lei)
81.63 Kč
(16.00 lei)
     +36.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 71.63 Kč
(14.04 lei)
70.93 Kč
(13.90 lei)
     -1.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 38.02 Kč
(7.45 lei)
47.17 Kč
(9.25 lei)
     +24.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 34.49 Kč
(6.76 lei)
47.83 Kč
(9.37 lei)
     +38.7 %
Markets
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 89.86 Kč
(17.61 lei)
142.49 Kč
(27.93 lei)
     +58.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 32.14 Kč
(6.30 lei)
23.22 Kč
(4.55 lei)
     -27.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.03 Kč
(4.71 lei)
18.78 Kč
(3.68 lei)
     -21.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 61.95 Kč
(12.14 lei)
74.95 Kč
(14.69 lei)
     +21.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 130.18 Kč
(25.52 lei)
93.93 Kč
(18.41 lei)
     -27.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 89.95 Kč
(17.63 lei)
70.00 Kč
(13.72 lei)
     -22.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 135.51 Kč
(26.56 lei)
118.62 Kč
(23.25 lei)
     -12.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 17.94 Kč
(3.52 lei)
11.99 Kč
(2.35 lei)
     -33.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 16.76 Kč
(3.29 lei)
17.30 Kč
(3.39 lei)
     +3.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 22.02 Kč
(4.32 lei)
16.85 Kč
(3.30 lei)
     -23.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 32.25 Kč
(6.32 lei)
18.75 Kč
(3.67 lei)
     -41.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 12.94 Kč
(2.54 lei)
9.95 Kč
(1.95 lei)
     -23.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 14.42 Kč
(2.83 lei)
10.73 Kč
(2.10 lei)
     -25.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 32.09 Kč
(6.29 lei)
20.09 Kč
(3.94 lei)
     -37.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.62 Kč
(3.26 lei)
17.05 Kč
(3.34 lei)
     +2.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 Kč
(29.40 lei)
153.06 Kč
(30.00 lei)
     +2.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 23.04 Kč
(4.52 lei)
24.59 Kč
(4.82 lei)
     +6.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 41.39 Kč
(8.11 lei)
40.15 Kč
(7.87 lei)
     -3.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 Kč
(29.40 lei)
130.10 Kč
(25.50 lei)
     -13.3 %
Transportation
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 Kč
(5.88 lei)
15.31 Kč
(3.00 lei)
     -49.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 550.00 Kč
(107.80 lei)
408.16 Kč
(80.00 lei)
     -25.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Kč
(9.80 lei)
15.31 Kč
(3.00 lei)
     -69.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 45.87 Kč
(8.99 lei)
24.63 Kč
(4.83 lei)
     -46.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 360.00 Kč
(70.56 lei)
153.06 Kč
(30.00 lei)
     -57.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 146.09 Kč
(28.63 lei)
134.86 Kč
(26.43 lei)
     -7.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 600,000.00 Kč
(117,601.33 lei)
615,410.94 Kč
(120,621.91 lei)
     +2.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 642,377.78 Kč
(125,907.47 lei)
604,065.05 Kč
(118,398.09 lei)
     -6.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 7,099.88 Kč
(1,391.59 lei)
3,366.19 Kč
(659.78 lei)
     -52.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 656.34 Kč
(128.64 lei)
206.30 Kč
(40.43 lei)
     -68.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 504.83 Kč
(98.95 lei)
206.11 Kč
(40.40 lei)
     -59.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,397.31 Kč
(273.88 lei)
1,105.39 Kč
(216.66 lei)
     -20.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 388.40 Kč
(76.13 lei)
496.63 Kč
(97.34 lei)
     +27.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Kč
(49.00 lei)
178.57 Kč
(35.00 lei)
     -28.6 %
Childcare
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 13,734.85 Kč
(2,692.06 lei)
11,970.63 Kč
(2,346.27 lei)
     -12.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 267,142.86 Kč
(52,360.59 lei)
221,467.46 Kč
(43,408.11 lei)
     -17.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,943.76 Kč
(380.98 lei)
1,770.12 Kč
(346.95 lei)
     -8.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 976.31 Kč
(191.36 lei)
916.23 Kč
(179.58 lei)
     -6.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,258.34 Kč
(442.64 lei)
1,852.83 Kč
(363.16 lei)
     -18.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,772.39 Kč
(543.40 lei)
2,341.68 Kč
(458.97 lei)
     -15.5 %
Rent Per Month
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 24,261.72 Kč
(4,755.35 lei)
12,903.90 Kč
(2,529.19 lei)
     -46.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 17,711.11 Kč
(3,471.42 lei)
8,804.26 Kč
(1,725.66 lei)
     -50.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 45,765.32 Kč
(8,970.10 lei)
22,474.06 Kč
(4,404.97 lei)
     -50.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 31,589.74 Kč
(6,191.66 lei)
15,716.45 Kč
(3,080.46 lei)
     -50.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,916.06 Kč
(3,119.58 lei)
5,873.93 Kč
(1,151.30 lei)
     -63.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,342.21 Kč
(2,223.10 lei)
3,584.61 Kč
(702.59 lei)
     -68.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Prague Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 39,505.74 Kč
(7,743.21 lei)
25,338.62 Kč
(4,966.43 lei)
     -35.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.03 7.28      +20.7 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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