Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Bucharest 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 52.16% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 64.33% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 80.25% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 55.28% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 47.48% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 42.90% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(86.15 lei)
6.09 £
(35.00 lei)
     -59.37 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(344.59 lei)
26.12 £
(150.00 lei)
     -56.47 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(34.46 lei)
3.48 £
(20.00 lei)
     -41.96 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(28.72 lei)
1.39 £
(8.00 lei)
     -72.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(28.72 lei)
2.09 £
(12.00 lei)
     -58.21 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.92 £
(16.76 lei)
1.78 £
(10.23 lei)
     -38.98 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 £
(8.62 lei)
1.12 £
(6.41 lei)
     -25.65 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.13 £
(6.47 lei)
1.07 £
(6.12 lei)
     -5.42 %
Markets
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.59 £
(20.64 lei)
3.44 £
(19.75 lei)
     -4.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 £
(5.25 lei)
0.50 £
(2.89 lei)
     -44.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.65 £
(3.71 lei)
0.43 £
(2.45 lei)
     -34.13 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.21 £
(12.70 lei)
1.89 £
(10.85 lei)
     -14.56 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.06 £
(17.60 lei)
2.06 £
(11.81 lei)
     -32.92 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.77 £
(15.93 lei)
1.74 £
(10.02 lei)
     -37.11 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.57 £
(26.23 lei)
2.74 £
(15.71 lei)
     -40.10 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 £
(5.87 lei)
0.36 £
(2.08 lei)
     -64.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £
(2.90 lei)
0.46 £
(2.66 lei)
     -8.36 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 £
(5.32 lei)
0.43 £
(2.46 lei)
     -53.80 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.16 £
(6.68 lei)
0.48 £
(2.78 lei)
     -58.36 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 £
(3.12 lei)
0.22 £
(1.24 lei)
     -60.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.54 £
(3.11 lei)
0.22 £
(1.29 lei)
     -58.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £
(4.49 lei)
0.47 £
(2.72 lei)
     -39.40 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.88 £
(5.05 lei)
0.47 £
(2.69 lei)
     -46.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(45.95 lei)
4.35 £
(25.00 lei)
     -45.59 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.82 £
(10.47 lei)
0.68 £
(3.90 lei)
     -62.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.12 £
(12.17 lei)
1.11 £
(6.37 lei)
     -47.66 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 £
(71.79 lei)
3.66 £
(21.00 lei)
     -70.75 %
Transportation
London Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(16.08 lei)
0.26 £
(1.50 lei)
     -90.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.83 £
(900.67 lei)
12.19 £
(70.00 lei)
     -92.23 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(17.23 lei)
0.35 £
(2.00 lei)
     -88.39 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(15.71 lei)
0.56 £
(3.22 lei)
     -79.52 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(165.40 lei)
3.48 £
(20.00 lei)
     -87.91 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.57 £
(26.23 lei)
3.46 £
(19.85 lei)
     -24.34 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £
(132,192.80 lei)
15,670.86 £
(90,000.00 lei)
     -31.92 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,011.52 £
(132,158.47 lei)
16,810.19 £
(96,543.33 lei)
     -26.95 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 177.49 £
(1,019.35 lei)
86.70 £
(497.92 lei)
     -51.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.74 lei)
0.08 £
(0.45 lei)
     -39.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.77 £
(182.44 lei)
7.11 £
(40.83 lei)
     -77.62 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.11 £
(259.07 lei)
30.93 £
(177.63 lei)
     -31.43 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.40 £
(59.73 lei)
12.17 £
(69.88 lei)
     +17.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 £
(80.40 lei)
5.22 £
(30.00 lei)
     -62.69 %
Childcare
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,420.04 £
(8,155.47 lei)
290.84 £
(1,670.33 lei)
     -79.52 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,092.31 £
(103,906.71 lei)
6,424.60 £
(36,897.42 lei)
     -64.49 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.82 £
(343.58 lei)
49.08 £
(281.85 lei)
     -17.97 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.00 £
(166.55 lei)
28.22 £
(162.08 lei)
     -2.68 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.12 £
(414.18 lei)
54.12 £
(310.81 lei)
     -24.96 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.96 £
(476.47 lei)
65.43 £
(375.77 lei)
     -21.13 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,661.93 £
(9,544.72 lei)
347.18 £
(1,993.91 lei)
     -79.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,263.91 £
(7,258.83 lei)
239.14 £
(1,373.44 lei)
     -81.08 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,283.33 £
(18,856.65 lei)
641.45 £
(3,683.91 lei)
     -80.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,086.62 £
(11,983.77 lei)
414.85 £
(2,382.55 lei)
     -80.12 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,043.37 £
(5,992.20 lei)
148.94 £
(855.39 lei)
     -85.73 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 515.27 £
(2,959.25 lei)
91.17 £
(523.60 lei)
     -82.31 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,097.63 £
(17,790.13 lei)
630.97 £
(3,623.73 lei)
     -79.63 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.54 6.03      +137.38 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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