Cost of Living Comparison Between Bucharest and Rome 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Rome are 40.0% higher than in Bucharest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Rome are 56.7% higher than in Bucharest
Rent Prices in Rome are 114.9% higher than in Bucharest
Restaurant Prices in Rome are 33.4% higher than in Bucharest
Groceries Prices in Rome are 44.6% higher than in Bucharest
Local Purchasing Power in Rome is 5.2% higher than in Bucharest
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Restaurants
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 lei
(10.05 €)
74.64 lei
(15.00 €)
     +49.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 232.50 lei
(46.73 €)
323.42 lei
(65.00 €)
     +39.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 lei
(7.03 €)
49.76 lei
(10.00 €)
     +42.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 13.00 lei
(2.61 €)
24.88 lei
(5.00 €)
     +91.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.00 lei
(3.22 €)
19.90 lei
(4.00 €)
     +24.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 13.92 lei
(2.80 €)
7.47 lei
(1.50 €)
     -46.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 9.38 lei
(1.88 €)
10.24 lei
(2.06 €)
     +9.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 9.18 lei
(1.84 €)
5.38 lei
(1.08 €)
     -41.3 %
Markets
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 27.55 lei
(5.54 €)
29.24 lei
(5.88 €)
     +6.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.52 lei
(0.91 €)
7.98 lei
(1.60 €)
     +76.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.68 lei
(0.74 €)
5.74 lei
(1.15 €)
     +55.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.65 lei
(2.94 €)
17.50 lei
(3.52 €)
     +19.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.74 lei
(3.77 €)
29.51 lei
(5.93 €)
     +57.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.82 lei
(2.78 €)
23.98 lei
(4.82 €)
     +73.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 23.07 lei
(4.64 €)
35.21 lei
(7.08 €)
     +52.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.33 lei
(0.47 €)
4.77 lei
(0.96 €)
     +104.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.40 lei
(0.68 €)
4.24 lei
(0.85 €)
     +24.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.26 lei
(0.66 €)
4.72 lei
(0.95 €)
     +44.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.91 lei
(0.78 €)
5.66 lei
(1.14 €)
     +44.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.94 lei
(0.39 €)
3.32 lei
(0.67 €)
     +71.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.13 lei
(0.43 €)
3.67 lei
(0.74 €)
     +72.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.84 lei
(0.77 €)
6.05 lei
(1.22 €)
     +57.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.34 lei
(0.67 €)
2.01 lei
(0.40 €)
     -39.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 lei
(6.03 €)
19.90 lei
(4.00 €)
     -33.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.81 lei
(0.97 €)
7.39 lei
(1.49 €)
     +53.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.79 lei
(1.57 €)
10.48 lei
(2.11 €)
     +34.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.50 lei
(5.12 €)
29.85 lei
(6.00 €)
     +17.1 %
Transportation
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 lei
(0.60 €)
7.46 lei
(1.50 €)
     +148.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 lei
(16.08 €)
174.15 lei
(35.00 €)
     +117.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 lei
(0.60 €)
21.15 lei
(4.25 €)
     +604.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 lei
(0.97 €)
12.01 lei
(2.41 €)
     +148.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 lei
(6.03 €)
196.54 lei
(39.50 €)
     +555.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.42 lei
(5.31 €)
34.14 lei
(6.86 €)
     +29.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,723.10 lei
(24,262.64 €)
124,391.95 lei
(25,000.00 €)
     +3.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 118,348.06 lei
(23,785.31 €)
129,008.27 lei
(25,927.78 €)
     +9.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 653.28 lei
(131.29 €)
1,050.96 lei
(211.22 €)
     +60.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 40.57 lei
(8.15 €)
58.64 lei
(11.79 €)
     +44.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.22 lei
(8.08 €)
137.55 lei
(27.65 €)
     +242.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 216.78 lei
(43.57 €)
284.90 lei
(57.26 €)
     +31.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 94.79 lei
(19.05 €)
97.52 lei
(19.60 €)
     +2.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 lei
(7.03 €)
49.76 lei
(10.00 €)
     +42.2 %
Childcare
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,349.62 lei
(472.22 €)
2,344.79 lei
(471.25 €)
     -0.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 46,347.18 lei
(9,314.75 €)
45,950.39 lei
(9,235.00 €)
     -0.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 341.85 lei
(68.70 €)
303.87 lei
(61.07 €)
     -11.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 181.14 lei
(36.41 €)
143.50 lei
(28.84 €)
     -20.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 365.51 lei
(73.46 €)
364.51 lei
(73.26 €)
     -0.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 460.81 lei
(92.61 €)
496.61 lei
(99.81 €)
     +7.8 %
Rent Per Month
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,519.53 lei
(506.37 €)
5,395.06 lei
(1,084.29 €)
     +114.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,712.11 lei
(344.10 €)
3,315.93 lei
(666.43 €)
     +93.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,452.46 lei
(894.84 €)
10,464.47 lei
(2,103.12 €)
     +135.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,081.32 lei
(619.28 €)
6,110.75 lei
(1,228.12 €)
     +98.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,145.57 lei
(230.23 €)
3,310.88 lei
(665.41 €)
     +189.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 697.25 lei
(140.13 €)
1,567.80 lei
(315.09 €)
     +124.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Bucharest Edit Rome Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,998.08 lei
(1,004.50 €)
8,238.06 lei
(1,655.67 €)
     +64.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.30 4.78      -34.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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