Cost of Living Comparison Between Madrid and Bucharest 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 34.35% lower than in Madrid (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 41.00% lower than in Madrid
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 55.35% lower than in Madrid
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 39.66% lower than in Madrid
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 32.72% lower than in Madrid
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 24.94% lower than in Madrid
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Restaurants
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
(59.09 lei)
6.70 €
(33.00 lei)
     -44.15 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 €
(246.21 lei)
30.46 €
(150.00 lei)
     -39.08 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 €
(39.39 lei)
4.06 €
(20.00 lei)
     -49.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 €
(14.77 lei)
1.62 €
(8.00 lei)
     -45.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.50 €
(17.23 lei)
2.44 €
(12.00 lei)
     -30.37 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.03 €
(9.99 lei)
2.03 €
(10.01 lei)
     +0.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 €
(9.93 lei)
1.30 €
(6.41 lei)
     -35.51 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.52 €
(7.49 lei)
1.26 €
(6.21 lei)
     -17.05 %
Markets
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.19 €
(15.72 lei)
4.02 €
(19.78 lei)
     +25.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 €
(4.37 lei)
0.59 €
(2.90 lei)
     -33.68 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.51 €
(2.51 lei)
0.50 €
(2.47 lei)
     -1.84 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.04 €
(10.03 lei)
2.19 €
(10.77 lei)
     +7.34 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.36 €
(21.47 lei)
2.40 €
(11.82 lei)
     -44.96 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.99 €
(14.74 lei)
2.04 €
(10.05 lei)
     -31.83 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.11 €
(25.17 lei)
3.20 €
(15.78 lei)
     -37.32 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.93 €
(4.57 lei)
0.42 €
(2.08 lei)
     -54.34 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 €
(3.83 lei)
0.54 €
(2.64 lei)
     -31.02 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.75 €
(3.69 lei)
0.50 €
(2.46 lei)
     -33.40 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.85 €
(4.17 lei)
0.56 €
(2.78 lei)
     -33.38 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 €
(2.85 lei)
0.25 €
(1.22 lei)
     -57.07 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.58 €
(2.88 lei)
0.27 €
(1.31 lei)
     -54.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.97 €
(4.80 lei)
0.55 €
(2.72 lei)
     -43.30 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 €
(3.57 lei)
0.55 €
(2.69 lei)
     -24.61 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.00 €
(24.62 lei)
5.08 €
(25.00 lei)
     +1.54 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.05 €
(5.15 lei)
0.79 €
(3.90 lei)
     -24.30 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.67 €
(8.20 lei)
1.28 €
(6.28 lei)
     -23.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.38 €
(26.47 lei)
4.26 €
(21.00 lei)
     -20.66 %
Transportation
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(7.39 lei)
0.30 €
(1.50 lei)
     -79.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.60 €
(268.86 lei)
14.22 €
(70.00 lei)
     -73.96 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 €
(14.77 lei)
0.41 €
(2.00 lei)
     -86.46 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.77 €
(8.72 lei)
0.65 €
(3.22 lei)
     -63.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 €
(118.18 lei)
4.06 €
(20.00 lei)
     -83.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.86 €
(23.91 lei)
4.01 €
(19.77 lei)
     -17.32 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 €
(103,407.47 lei)
18,277.21 €
(90,000.00 lei)
     -12.97 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,602.17 €
(116,221.00 lei)
19,606.03 €
(96,543.33 lei)
     -16.93 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 131.50 €
(647.52 lei)
102.44 €
(504.45 lei)
     -22.09 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 €
(1.04 lei)
0.09 €
(0.45 lei)
     -56.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.12 €
(202.47 lei)
8.30 €
(40.86 lei)
     -79.82 %
Sports And Leisure
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.19 €
(197.90 lei)
35.94 €
(176.95 lei)
     -10.58 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.81 €
(58.16 lei)
14.27 €
(70.27 lei)
     +20.82 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €
(44.32 lei)
6.09 €
(30.00 lei)
     -32.31 %
Childcare
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 450.68 €
(2,219.23 lei)
336.35 €
(1,656.27 lei)
     -25.37 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,910.53 €
(38,952.74 lei)
7,493.18 €
(36,897.67 lei)
     -5.28 %
Clothing And Shoes
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.01 €
(349.68 lei)
57.56 €
(283.42 lei)
     -18.95 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.63 €
(145.89 lei)
33.10 €
(162.97 lei)
     +11.70 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.86 €
(368.65 lei)
63.38 €
(312.10 lei)
     -15.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.89 €
(437.72 lei)
75.88 €
(373.63 lei)
     -14.64 %
Rent Per Month
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 878.61 €
(4,326.40 lei)
399.67 €
(1,968.02 lei)
     -54.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 663.73 €
(3,268.30 lei)
278.98 €
(1,373.75 lei)
     -57.97 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,585.83 €
(7,808.89 lei)
744.55 €
(3,666.29 lei)
     -53.05 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,099.04 €
(5,411.85 lei)
484.30 €
(2,384.79 lei)
     -55.93 %
Buy Apartment Price
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 461.46 €
(2,272.31 lei)
174.26 €
(858.09 lei)
     -62.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 284.85 €
(1,402.67 lei)
106.85 €
(526.16 lei)
     -62.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Madrid Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,637.03 €
(8,060.99 lei)
724.96 €
(3,569.81 lei)
     -55.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.03 6.00      +195.32 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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