Cost of Living Comparison Between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca 

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Cost of Living in Cluj-Napoca is 4.4% lower than in Bucharest (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Cluj-Napoca is 1.7% lower than in Bucharest
Rent Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 7.8% higher than in Bucharest
Restaurant Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 6.9% lower than in Bucharest
Groceries Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 0.8% lower than in Bucharest
Local Purchasing Power in Cluj-Napoca is 0.3% lower than in Bucharest
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Restaurants
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.02 €
(50.00 lei)
10.02 €
(50.00 lei)
     0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.11 €
(250.00 lei)
42.10 €
(210.00 lei)
     -16.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.02 €
(35.00 lei)
6.01 €
(30.00 lei)
     -14.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.41 €
(12.00 lei)
2.91 €
(14.50 lei)
     +20.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 €
(16.50 lei)
3.45 €
(17.23 lei)
     +4.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.86 €
(14.27 lei)
2.77 €
(13.83 lei)
     -3.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 €
(9.02 lei)
1.88 €
(9.40 lei)
     +4.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 €
(9.52 lei)
1.74 €
(8.70 lei)
     -8.6 %
Markets
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.04 €
(30.15 lei)
5.22 €
(26.02 lei)
     -13.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.93 €
(4.65 lei)
1.03 €
(5.16 lei)
     +11.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.71 €
(3.55 lei)
0.69 €
(3.43 lei)
     -3.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.98 €
(14.87 lei)
2.70 €
(13.46 lei)
     -9.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.82 €
(19.05 lei)
3.79 €
(18.90 lei)
     -0.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.78 €
(13.86 lei)
2.86 €
(14.26 lei)
     +2.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.53 €
(22.61 lei)
4.48 €
(22.37 lei)
     -1.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.50 €
(2.47 lei)
0.46 €
(2.31 lei)
     -6.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 €
(3.49 lei)
0.68 €
(3.39 lei)
     -2.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.66 €
(3.29 lei)
0.68 €
(3.41 lei)
     +3.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.86 €
(4.29 lei)
0.87 €
(4.36 lei)
     +1.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.44 €
(2.21 lei)
0.39 €
(1.97 lei)
     -10.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.43 €
(2.14 lei)
0.41 €
(2.06 lei)
     -3.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 €
(3.88 lei)
0.89 €
(4.46 lei)
     +14.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.70 €
(3.47 lei)
0.73 €
(3.65 lei)
     +5.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.01 €
(30.00 lei)
6.72 €
(33.50 lei)
     +11.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.00 €
(5.00 lei)
0.98 €
(4.89 lei)
     -2.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.57 €
(7.81 lei)
1.55 €
(7.75 lei)
     -0.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.21 €
(26.00 lei)
5.21 €
(26.00 lei)
     0.0 %
Transportation
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.60 €
(3.00 lei)
0.60 €
(3.00 lei)
     0.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 16.04 €
(80.00 lei)
20.05 €
(100.00 lei)
     +25.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.60 €
(3.00 lei)
0.81 €
(4.05 lei)
     +35.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.97 €
(4.83 lei)
1.29 €
(6.44 lei)
     +33.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.01 €
(30.00 lei)
7.81 €
(38.95 lei)
     +29.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.38 €
(26.83 lei)
5.45 €
(27.20 lei)
     +1.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,262.00 €
(121,036.22 lei)
24,262.00 €
(121,036.22 lei)
     0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,861.08 €
(119,036.16 lei)
23,559.28 €
(117,530.55 lei)
     -1.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 143.24 €
(714.60 lei)
118.27 €
(590.04 lei)
     -17.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 8.79 €
(43.87 lei)
7.25 €
(36.15 lei)
     -17.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 8.19 €
(40.88 lei)
8.50 €
(42.40 lei)
     +3.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.93 €
(229.13 lei)
35.69 €
(178.04 lei)
     -22.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.07 €
(100.14 lei)
18.94 €
(94.48 lei)
     -5.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.02 €
(35.00 lei)
6.01 €
(30.00 lei)
     -14.3 %
Childcare
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 444.04 €
(2,215.17 lei)
424.96 €
(2,120.00 lei)
     -4.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,944.22 €
(44,620.17 lei)
9,174.04 €
(45,766.67 lei)
     +2.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73.07 €
(364.51 lei)
69.85 €
(348.48 lei)
     -4.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.35 €
(186.31 lei)
37.38 €
(186.48 lei)
     +0.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.56 €
(381.93 lei)
73.81 €
(368.24 lei)
     -3.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 94.44 €
(471.11 lei)
92.63 €
(462.09 lei)
     -1.9 %
Rent Per Month
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 527.80 €
(2,633.04 lei)
544.05 €
(2,714.13 lei)
     +3.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 354.59 €
(1,768.95 lei)
382.80 €
(1,909.68 lei)
     +8.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 887.00 €
(4,424.99 lei)
977.13 €
(4,874.64 lei)
     +10.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 617.84 €
(3,082.25 lei)
668.97 €
(3,337.32 lei)
     +8.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 235.85 €
(1,176.57 lei)
279.74 €
(1,395.53 lei)
     +18.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 145.51 €
(725.91 lei)
203.67 €
(1,016.03 lei)
     +40.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,075.16 €
(5,363.66 lei)
1,053.60 €
(5,256.13 lei)
     -2.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.28 6.66      -8.5 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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