Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Bucharest 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 48.0% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 62.6% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 81.1% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 47.7% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 41.2% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 29.4% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(104.68 lei)
8.60 £
(50.00 lei)
     -52.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(465.25 lei)
39.55 £
(230.00 lei)
     -50.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(46.52 lei)
6.02 £
(35.00 lei)
     -24.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.40 £
(37.22 lei)
2.15 £
(12.50 lei)
     -66.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(29.08 lei)
2.75 £
(16.00 lei)
     -45.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(20.88 lei)
2.39 £
(13.90 lei)
     -33.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 £
(11.50 lei)
1.58 £
(9.20 lei)
     -20.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £
(9.05 lei)
1.56 £
(9.08 lei)
     +0.3 %
Markets
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.98 £
(28.97 lei)
4.74 £
(27.55 lei)
     -4.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(7.93 lei)
0.77 £
(4.48 lei)
     -43.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.91 £
(5.32 lei)
0.63 £
(3.67 lei)
     -30.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.37 £
(19.59 lei)
2.52 £
(14.65 lei)
     -25.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.46 £
(20.11 lei)
3.24 £
(18.83 lei)
     -6.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.47 £
(20.19 lei)
2.38 £
(13.85 lei)
     -31.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.44 £
(31.64 lei)
3.97 £
(23.11 lei)
     -27.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(6.45 lei)
0.40 £
(2.33 lei)
     -63.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 £
(3.23 lei)
0.58 £
(3.37 lei)
     +4.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 £
(6.86 lei)
0.56 £
(3.28 lei)
     -52.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(8.78 lei)
0.68 £
(3.94 lei)
     -55.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(3.17 lei)
0.33 £
(1.93 lei)
     -39.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(3.07 lei)
0.36 £
(2.11 lei)
     -31.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 £
(5.46 lei)
0.66 £
(3.83 lei)
     -29.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.26 £
(7.34 lei)
0.57 £
(3.33 lei)
     -54.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(52.34 lei)
5.16 £
(30.00 lei)
     -42.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £
(11.62 lei)
0.83 £
(4.81 lei)
     -58.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(14.13 lei)
1.34 £
(7.82 lei)
     -44.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(87.23 lei)
4.38 £
(25.50 lei)
     -70.8 %
Transportation
London Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(16.28 lei)
0.52 £
(3.00 lei)
     -81.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 195.00 £
(1,134.04 lei)
13.76 £
(80.00 lei)
     -92.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(23.26 lei)
0.52 £
(3.00 lei)
     -87.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.05 £
(17.74 lei)
0.83 £
(4.83 lei)
     -72.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(174.47 lei)
5.16 £
(30.00 lei)
     -82.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.70 £
(33.16 lei)
4.53 £
(26.37 lei)
     -20.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(154,461.81 lei)
20,765.25 £
(120,762.00 lei)
     -21.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,680.31 £
(155,161.50 lei)
20,353.34 £
(118,366.48 lei)
     -23.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 284.98 £
(1,657.34 lei)
111.25 £
(646.98 lei)
     -61.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.68 £
(85.37 lei)
6.98 £
(40.58 lei)
     -52.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.95 £
(185.78 lei)
6.92 £
(40.22 lei)
     -78.3 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.37 £
(287.13 lei)
37.28 £
(216.78 lei)
     -24.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.03 £
(75.76 lei)
15.97 £
(92.89 lei)
     +22.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(87.23 lei)
6.02 £
(35.00 lei)
     -59.9 %
Childcare
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,824.68 £
(10,611.60 lei)
406.81 £
(2,365.81 lei)
     -77.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(116,630.08 lei)
7,888.99 £
(45,879.03 lei)
     -60.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.11 £
(483.36 lei)
58.00 £
(337.28 lei)
     -30.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.34 £
(228.80 lei)
30.66 £
(178.29 lei)
     -22.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.87 £
(505.20 lei)
62.35 £
(362.59 lei)
     -28.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.12 £
(570.65 lei)
78.57 £
(456.94 lei)
     -19.9 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,201.04 £
(12,800.33 lei)
437.53 £
(2,544.48 lei)
     -80.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,615.82 £
(9,396.91 lei)
298.85 £
(1,737.98 lei)
     -81.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(24,224.13 lei)
761.32 £
(4,427.53 lei)
     -81.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,734.62 £
(15,903.38 lei)
531.29 £
(3,089.74 lei)
     -80.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(7,334.72 lei)
198.88 £
(1,156.61 lei)
     -84.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 711.15 £
(4,135.76 lei)
119.91 £
(697.32 lei)
     -83.1 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,257.26 £
(18,942.84 lei)
859.46 £
(4,998.27 lei)
     -73.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.57 7.25      +30.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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