Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Bucharest 

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Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 42.6% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 59.1% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 79.8% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 43.1% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 34.1% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 34.7% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.08 €
(15.00 £)
10.20 €
(50.00 lei)
     -40.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 79.70 €
(70.00 £)
40.81 €
(200.00 lei)
     -48.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.97 €
(7.00 £)
5.51 €
(27.00 lei)
     -30.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.83 €
(6.00 £)
2.04 €
(10.00 lei)
     -70.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.69 €
(5.00 £)
2.65 €
(13.00 lei)
     -53.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.86 €
(3.39 £)
2.56 €
(12.55 lei)
     -33.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 €
(1.77 £)
1.70 €
(8.36 lei)
     -15.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 €
(1.37 £)
1.55 €
(7.60 lei)
     -0.5 %
Markets
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 €
(4.35 £)
5.69 €
(27.88 lei)
     +14.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.13 €
(0.99 £)
0.90 €
(4.43 lei)
     -20.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.94 €
(0.82 £)
0.72 €
(3.53 lei)
     -23.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.93 €
(2.57 £)
2.67 €
(13.10 lei)
     -8.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.34 €
(2.94 £)
3.26 €
(15.95 lei)
     -2.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.50 €
(3.07 £)
2.62 €
(12.83 lei)
     -25.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.34 €
(4.69 £)
4.24 €
(20.78 lei)
     -20.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.08 €
(0.95 £)
0.45 €
(2.20 lei)
     -58.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 €
(0.58 £)
0.65 €
(3.18 lei)
     -2.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 €
(0.89 £)
0.60 €
(2.96 lei)
     -40.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.28 €
(1.12 £)
0.75 €
(3.68 lei)
     -41.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 €
(0.49 £)
0.33 €
(1.64 lei)
     -40.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 €
(0.52 £)
0.33 €
(1.64 lei)
     -43.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.99 €
(0.87 £)
0.73 €
(3.56 lei)
     -26.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 €
(1.15 £)
0.62 €
(3.03 lei)
     -52.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.25 €
(9.00 £)
6.12 €
(30.00 lei)
     -40.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 €
(2.01 £)
0.88 €
(4.32 lei)
     -61.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 €
(2.39 £)
1.39 €
(6.82 lei)
     -48.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.80 €
(13.00 £)
4.90 €
(24.00 lei)
     -66.9 %
Transportation
London Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.96 €
(2.60 £)
0.61 €
(3.00 lei)
     -79.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 175.92 €
(154.50 £)
16.32 €
(80.00 lei)
     -90.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.55 €
(4.00 £)
0.57 €
(2.80 lei)
     -87.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.12 €
(2.74 £)
0.89 €
(4.35 lei)
     -71.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.79 €
(28.80 £)
5.82 €
(28.50 lei)
     -82.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.66 €
(6.73 £)
5.87 €
(28.75 lei)
     -23.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,466.00 €
(25,000.00 £)
21,936.19 €
(107,500.00 lei)
     -22.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,879.88 €
(24,485.25 £)
22,517.70 €
(110,349.73 lei)
     -19.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 305.58 €
(268.37 £)
114.84 €
(562.79 lei)
     -62.4 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 €
(0.12 £)
0.07 €
(0.35 lei)
     -47.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 33.44 €
(29.37 £)
8.08 €
(39.59 lei)
     -75.8 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.66 €
(43.62 £)
44.64 €
(218.77 lei)
     -10.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.74 €
(11.19 £)
17.49 €
(85.72 lei)
     +37.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.66 €
(12.00 £)
7.14 €
(35.00 lei)
     -47.7 %
Childcare
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,739.08 €
(1,527.33 £)
446.98 €
(2,190.45 lei)
     -74.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,526.57 €
(18,027.27 £)
8,283.39 €
(40,593.38 lei)
     -59.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.06 €
(75.58 £)
67.64 €
(331.46 lei)
     -21.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.83 €
(34.10 £)
37.99 €
(186.18 lei)
     -2.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.65 €
(76.10 £)
71.12 €
(348.51 lei)
     -17.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.19 €
(94.14 £)
91.74 €
(449.56 lei)
     -14.4 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,288.68 €
(2,010.02 £)
452.45 €
(2,217.29 lei)
     -80.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,629.46 €
(1,431.06 £)
322.50 €
(1,580.44 lei)
     -80.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,011.76 €
(3,523.29 £)
828.70 €
(4,061.11 lei)
     -79.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,757.28 €
(2,421.56 £)
542.20 €
(2,657.08 lei)
     -80.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,272.05 €
(1,117.17 £)
222.25 €
(1,089.15 lei)
     -82.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 777.49 €
(682.83 £)
135.49 €
(663.96 lei)
     -82.6 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,483.52 €
(3,059.37 £)
930.33 €
(4,559.16 lei)
     -73.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.48 6.61      +90.0 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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