Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Bucharest 

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Cost of Living in Bucharest is 47.3% lower than in London (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Bucharest is 62.4% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 81.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 48.2% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 40.3% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 32.1% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.41 €
(20.00 £)
10.05 €
(50.00 lei)
     -57.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 93.63 €
(80.00 £)
50.25 €
(250.00 lei)
     -46.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.36 €
(8.00 £)
7.04 €
(35.00 lei)
     -24.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.61 €
(6.50 £)
2.81 €
(14.00 lei)
     -63.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.73 €
(5.75 £)
3.32 €
(16.50 lei)
     -50.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.24 €
(3.62 £)
2.89 €
(14.38 lei)
     -31.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 €
(2.05 £)
1.90 €
(9.46 lei)
     -20.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.91 €
(1.63 £)
1.94 €
(9.67 lei)
     +1.9 %
Markets
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.80 €
(4.96 £)
6.09 €
(30.28 lei)
     +4.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.65 €
(1.41 £)
0.92 €
(4.59 lei)
     -43.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.08 €
(0.92 £)
0.71 €
(3.54 lei)
     -34.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.68 €
(3.15 £)
3.00 €
(14.92 lei)
     -18.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.99 €
(3.41 £)
3.83 €
(19.06 lei)
     -3.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.97 €
(3.39 £)
2.77 €
(13.79 lei)
     -30.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.46 €
(5.52 £)
4.59 €
(22.81 lei)
     -29.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.36 €
(1.17 £)
0.50 €
(2.48 lei)
     -63.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.70 €
(0.59 £)
0.71 €
(3.51 lei)
     +1.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.37 €
(1.17 £)
0.66 €
(3.28 lei)
     -52.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.63 €
(1.39 £)
0.83 €
(4.12 lei)
     -49.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 €
(0.58 £)
0.42 €
(2.08 lei)
     -38.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 €
(0.53 £)
0.41 €
(2.04 lei)
     -34.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.13 €
(0.97 £)
0.80 €
(3.97 lei)
     -29.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.54 €
(1.31 £)
0.71 €
(3.55 lei)
     -53.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.12 €
(9.50 £)
6.03 €
(30.00 lei)
     -45.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.45 €
(2.09 £)
0.99 €
(4.94 lei)
     -59.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.85 €
(2.44 £)
1.62 €
(8.06 lei)
     -43.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.56 €
(15.00 £)
5.23 €
(26.00 lei)
     -70.2 %
Transportation
London Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.28 €
(2.80 £)
0.60 €
(3.00 lei)
     -81.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 234.08 €
(200.00 £)
16.08 €
(80.00 lei)
     -93.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.27 €
(4.50 £)
0.60 €
(3.00 lei)
     -88.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.67 €
(3.13 £)
0.97 €
(4.83 lei)
     -73.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.11 €
(30.00 £)
6.03 €
(30.00 lei)
     -82.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.68 €
(5.71 £)
5.40 €
(26.87 lei)
     -19.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,927.89 €
(27,280.00 £)
24,257.08 €
(120,677.80 lei)
     -24.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,266.69 €
(25,860.62 £)
23,943.65 €
(119,118.51 lei)
     -20.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 341.30 €
(291.61 £)
142.92 €
(711.04 lei)
     -58.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 17.82 €
(15.23 £)
8.58 €
(42.68 lei)
     -51.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36.55 €
(31.23 £)
8.14 €
(40.50 lei)
     -77.7 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.99 €
(46.13 £)
46.27 €
(230.20 lei)
     -14.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.80 €
(14.35 £)
20.06 €
(99.78 lei)
     +19.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.56 €
(15.00 £)
7.04 €
(35.00 lei)
     -59.9 %
Childcare
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,153.89 €
(1,840.34 £)
443.96 €
(2,208.70 lei)
     -79.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,471.64 €
(20,054.76 £)
9,237.53 €
(45,956.24 lei)
     -60.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 95.59 €
(81.68 £)
73.32 €
(364.74 lei)
     -23.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.31 €
(39.57 £)
37.45 €
(186.31 lei)
     -19.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 104.35 €
(89.16 £)
74.78 €
(372.03 lei)
     -28.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.44 €
(97.78 £)
93.26 €
(463.95 lei)
     -18.5 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,494.81 €
(2,131.63 £)
522.65 €
(2,600.15 lei)
     -79.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,878.64 €
(1,605.16 £)
363.27 €
(1,807.24 lei)
     -80.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,176.55 €
(4,422.97 £)
891.48 €
(4,435.06 lei)
     -82.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,346.08 €
(2,858.97 £)
628.94 €
(3,128.95 lei)
     -81.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,512.79 €
(1,292.57 £)
230.61 €
(1,147.30 lei)
     -84.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 865.17 €
(739.22 £)
144.23 €
(717.55 lei)
     -83.3 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,110.93 €
(3,512.48 £)
1,048.85 €
(5,217.97 lei)
     -74.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.51 7.36      +33.7 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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