Cost of Living Comparison Between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca 

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Consumer Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 5.16% lower than in Bucharest (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cluj-Napoca are 3.58% lower than in Bucharest
Rent Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 1.48% higher than in Bucharest
Restaurant Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 13.09% lower than in Bucharest
Groceries Prices in Cluj-Napoca are 0.73% higher than in Bucharest
Local Purchasing Power in Cluj-Napoca is 11.37% higher than in Bucharest
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Restaurants
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 lei 27.00 lei      -22.86 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 lei 135.00 lei      -10.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 lei 20.00 lei      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 lei 8.00 lei      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 lei 10.00 lei      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 9.79 lei 8.92 lei      -8.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.43 lei 6.29 lei      -2.23 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.95 lei 5.28 lei      -11.29 %
Markets
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 19.31 lei 19.26 lei      -0.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.86 lei 2.92 lei      +2.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.52 lei 2.18 lei      -13.33 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.72 lei 10.86 lei      +1.30 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.42 lei 12.34 lei      +8.00 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.95 lei 9.94 lei      -0.06 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15.88 lei 15.83 lei      -0.35 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.12 lei 1.89 lei      -10.68 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.62 lei 2.47 lei      -5.92 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.61 lei 2.48 lei      -5.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.51 lei 3.03 lei      +20.58 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 lei 1.30 lei      +4.19 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 lei 1.23 lei      -4.27 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.62 lei 3.17 lei      +21.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.61 lei 2.68 lei      +3.00 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 lei 25.00 lei      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.71 lei 3.92 lei      +5.74 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.10 lei 6.37 lei      +4.40 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.00 lei 20.75 lei      -1.19 %
Transportation
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 lei 2.50 lei      +66.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 lei 80.00 lei      +21.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 lei 2.91 lei      +45.50 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 lei 4.67 lei      +45.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 lei 29.50 lei      +47.50 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 18.89 lei 19.33 lei      +2.32 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 88,000.00 lei 80,000.00 lei      -9.09 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 93,630.30 lei 84,260.52 lei      -10.01 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 464.50 lei 415.07 lei      -10.64 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 lei 0.33 lei      -22.68 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40.51 lei 38.21 lei      -5.67 %
Sports And Leisure
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 188.89 lei 149.95 lei      -20.61 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 66.27 lei 74.25 lei      +12.03 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 lei 25.00 lei      -16.67 %
Childcare
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,638.52 lei 1,461.36 lei      -10.81 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,304.41 lei 27,969.61 lei      -26.98 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 296.99 lei 236.81 lei      -20.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 164.71 lei 152.68 lei      -7.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 317.28 lei 289.88 lei      -8.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 379.42 lei 331.27 lei      -12.69 %
Rent Per Month
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,916.64 lei 1,902.34 lei      -0.75 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,338.64 lei 1,433.84 lei      +7.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,629.06 lei 3,607.23 lei      -0.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,401.50 lei 2,479.53 lei      +3.25 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 814.00 lei 925.83 lei      +13.74 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 525.49 lei 692.07 lei      +31.70 %
Salaries And Financing
Bucharest Edit Cluj-Napoca Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,492.29 lei 3,750.24 lei      +7.39 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.12 5.18      -15.31 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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