Cost of Living Comparison Between Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 5.50% higher than in Cluj-Napoca (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 3.99% higher than in Cluj-Napoca
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 0.53% lower than in Cluj-Napoca
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 14.57% higher than in Cluj-Napoca
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 0.44% lower than in Cluj-Napoca
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 11.06% lower than in Cluj-Napoca
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Restaurants
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 27.00 lei 35.00 lei      +29.63 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 135.00 lei 150.00 lei      +11.11 %
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) 8.92 lei 9.83 lei      +10.22 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.29 lei 6.47 lei      +2.86 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.28 lei 5.98 lei      +13.27 %
Markets
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 19.15 lei 19.27 lei      +0.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.94 lei 2.87 lei      -2.24 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.14 lei 2.52 lei      +17.81 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.72 lei 10.74 lei      +0.25 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 12.20 lei 11.48 lei      -5.92 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.88 lei 9.98 lei      +1.00 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15.83 lei 16.02 lei      +1.24 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.88 lei 2.12 lei      +12.59 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.46 lei 2.62 lei      +6.60 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.49 lei 2.62 lei      +5.21 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.04 lei 2.54 lei      -16.54 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.31 lei 1.24 lei      -5.14 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 lei 1.30 lei      +4.50 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.14 lei 2.62 lei      -16.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.69 lei 2.61 lei      -3.10 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 lei 25.00 lei      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.92 lei 3.69 lei      -5.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.22 lei 6.04 lei      -2.88 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.50 lei 21.00 lei      +2.44 %
Transportation
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 lei 1.50 lei      -40.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 lei 70.00 lei      -12.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.90 lei 2.00 lei      -31.03 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.67 lei 3.22 lei      -31.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.25 lei 20.00 lei      -31.62 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 19.26 lei 18.87 lei      -2.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 lei 88,602.50 lei      +10.75 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 84,253.35 lei 93,775.00 lei      +11.30 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 411.67 lei 465.25 lei      +13.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 lei 0.41 lei      +24.42 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.41 lei 40.58 lei      +8.48 %
Sports And Leisure
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 148.98 lei 188.74 lei      +26.68 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 75.20 lei 66.35 lei      -11.77 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 lei 30.00 lei      +20.00 %
Childcare
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,483.33 lei 1,645.83 lei      +10.96 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,850.17 lei 39,477.65 lei      +41.75 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 230.54 lei 298.25 lei      +29.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 151.20 lei 164.71 lei      +8.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 286.68 lei 316.87 lei      +10.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 329.25 lei 379.12 lei      +15.15 %
Rent Per Month
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,896.71 lei 1,928.78 lei      +1.69 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,419.05 lei 1,345.68 lei      -5.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,553.27 lei 3,644.15 lei      +2.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,459.00 lei 2,405.69 lei      -2.17 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 924.16 lei 822.29 lei      -11.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.22 lei 529.77 lei      -23.14 %
Salaries And Financing
Cluj-Napoca Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,776.87 lei 3,493.00 lei      -7.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.20 6.08      +17.05 %
Last update: February 2021March 2021
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