Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Bucharest 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 47.63% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 60.46% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 78.20% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 55.05% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 38.73% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 33.67% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 £
(114.68 lei)
6.98 £
(40.00 lei)
     -65.12 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(344.03 lei)
31.39 £
(180.00 lei)
     -47.68 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 £
(37.27 lei)
4.36 £
(25.00 lei)
     -32.92 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £
(34.40 lei)
1.74 £
(10.00 lei)
     -70.93 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(28.67 lei)
2.09 £
(12.00 lei)
     -58.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.24 £
(18.56 lei)
1.96 £
(11.25 lei)
     -39.39 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 £
(9.22 lei)
1.23 £
(7.03 lei)
     -23.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.32 £
(7.56 lei)
1.09 £
(6.27 lei)
     -17.06 %
Markets
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.96 £
(22.71 lei)
3.96 £
(22.73 lei)
     +0.08 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.06 £
(6.07 lei)
0.69 £
(3.98 lei)
     -34.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 £
(4.81 lei)
0.56 £
(3.24 lei)
     -32.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.38 £
(13.66 lei)
2.15 £
(12.33 lei)
     -9.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.77 £
(15.91 lei)
2.58 £
(14.79 lei)
     -7.03 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.75 £
(15.76 lei)
1.98 £
(11.36 lei)
     -27.89 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.81 £
(27.58 lei)
3.43 £
(19.66 lei)
     -28.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 £
(5.52 lei)
0.37 £
(2.14 lei)
     -61.28 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 £
(3.52 lei)
0.52 £
(2.96 lei)
     -15.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 £
(4.87 lei)
0.47 £
(2.67 lei)
     -45.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.14 £
(6.52 lei)
0.91 £
(5.22 lei)
     -19.90 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 £
(3.26 lei)
0.30 £
(1.73 lei)
     -46.81 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £
(2.95 lei)
0.27 £
(1.54 lei)
     -47.72 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £
(5.00 lei)
0.59 £
(3.38 lei)
     -32.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.23 £
(7.06 lei)
0.50 £
(2.89 lei)
     -59.12 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.50 £
(48.74 lei)
5.06 £
(29.00 lei)
     -40.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.14 £
(12.28 lei)
0.73 £
(4.18 lei)
     -66.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 £
(14.67 lei)
1.17 £
(6.70 lei)
     -54.33 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(74.54 lei)
4.01 £
(23.00 lei)
     -69.14 %
Transportation
London Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £
(14.91 lei)
0.52 £
(3.00 lei)
     -79.88 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 160.00 £
(917.43 lei)
13.95 £
(80.00 lei)
     -91.28 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.80 £
(27.52 lei)
0.44 £
(2.50 lei)
     -90.92 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(15.69 lei)
0.70 £
(4.00 lei)
     -74.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(165.14 lei)
3.92 £
(22.45 lei)
     -86.41 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.18 £
(35.43 lei)
5.34 £
(30.63 lei)
     -13.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,600.00 £
(135,320.22 lei)
17,440.11 £
(100,000.00 lei)
     -26.10 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,166.73 £
(144,303.69 lei)
18,168.04 £
(104,173.89 lei)
     -27.81 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 239.44 £
(1,372.93 lei)
112.52 £
(645.16 lei)
     -53.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.75 lei)
0.05 £
(0.28 lei)
     -62.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.14 £
(172.80 lei)
6.96 £
(39.90 lei)
     -76.91 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.87 £
(263.02 lei)
37.55 £
(215.32 lei)
     -18.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.58 £
(66.37 lei)
13.28 £
(76.16 lei)
     +14.75 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £
(74.54 lei)
5.23 £
(30.00 lei)
     -59.75 %
Childcare
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,582.94 £
(9,076.43 lei)
347.72 £
(1,993.80 lei)
     -78.03 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,200.00 £
(115,824.94 lei)
6,430.75 £
(36,873.35 lei)
     -68.16 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.59 £
(439.17 lei)
60.53 £
(347.05 lei)
     -20.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.72 £
(199.11 lei)
33.48 £
(191.97 lei)
     -3.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.16 £
(448.14 lei)
61.74 £
(354.00 lei)
     -21.01 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.62 £
(559.77 lei)
72.91 £
(418.08 lei)
     -25.31 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,778.53 £
(10,197.93 lei)
389.47 £
(2,233.21 lei)
     -78.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,303.30 £
(7,473.03 lei)
281.66 £
(1,615.04 lei)
     -78.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,318.78 £
(19,029.58 lei)
740.49 £
(4,245.88 lei)
     -77.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,172.00 £
(12,454.05 lei)
457.30 £
(2,622.12 lei)
     -78.95 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,236.76 £
(7,091.48 lei)
190.30 £
(1,091.15 lei)
     -84.61 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 595.87 £
(3,416.66 lei)
118.53 £
(679.63 lei)
     -80.11 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,825.26 £
(16,199.77 lei)
740.91 £
(4,248.31 lei)
     -73.78 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.62 5.68      +116.52 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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