Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Bucharest 

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Consumer Prices in Bucharest are 53.68% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bucharest are 65.22% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Bucharest are 80.41% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 55.09% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Bucharest are 49.73% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Bucharest is 39.31% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Bucharest Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.79 €
(15.00 £)
7.07 €
(35.00 lei)
     -60.23 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 71.16 €
(60.00 £)
30.32 €
(150.00 lei)
     -57.39 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.12 €
(6.00 £)
5.05 €
(25.00 lei)
     -28.98 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.93 €
(5.00 £)
1.82 €
(9.00 lei)
     -69.32 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.93 €
(5.00 £)
2.43 €
(12.00 lei)
     -59.10 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.55 €
(2.99 £)
2.08 €
(10.32 lei)
     -41.25 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.72 €
(1.45 £)
1.33 €
(6.56 lei)
     -22.82 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.36 €
(1.15 £)
1.25 €
(6.16 lei)
     -8.49 %
Markets
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.26 €
(3.59 £)
3.94 €
(19.51 lei)
     -7.48 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.11 €
(0.94 £)
0.57 €
(2.80 lei)
     -49.04 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.87 €
(0.73 £)
0.46 €
(2.30 lei)
     -46.42 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.66 €
(2.24 £)
2.19 €
(10.81 lei)
     -17.89 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.61 €
(3.04 £)
2.31 €
(11.41 lei)
     -36.01 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.13 €
(2.64 £)
1.99 €
(9.84 lei)
     -36.49 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.91 €
(4.98 £)
3.18 €
(15.74 lei)
     -46.19 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.14 €
(0.96 £)
0.40 €
(2.00 lei)
     -64.42 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 €
(0.47 £)
0.53 €
(2.64 lei)
     -4.58 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 €
(0.89 £)
0.48 €
(2.38 lei)
     -54.36 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.33 €
(1.12 £)
0.57 €
(2.82 lei)
     -57.14 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.65 €
(0.55 £)
0.25 €
(1.21 lei)
     -62.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 €
(0.52 £)
0.26 €
(1.27 lei)
     -58.77 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 €
(0.79 £)
0.57 €
(2.80 lei)
     -39.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 €
(0.97 £)
0.53 €
(2.63 lei)
     -53.72 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.49 €
(8.00 £)
5.05 €
(25.00 lei)
     -46.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.18 €
(1.84 £)
0.77 €
(3.83 lei)
     -64.51 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 €
(2.15 £)
1.30 €
(6.45 lei)
     -48.94 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.42 €
(13.00 £)
4.24 €
(21.00 lei)
     -72.47 %
Transportation
London Edit Bucharest Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.32 €
(2.80 £)
0.51 €
(2.50 lei)
     -84.78 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 189.75 €
(160.00 £)
14.15 €
(70.00 lei)
     -92.54 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.56 €
(3.00 £)
0.40 €
(2.00 lei)
     -88.64 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.24 €
(2.74 £)
0.65 €
(3.22 lei)
     -79.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.16 €
(28.80 £)
4.04 €
(20.00 lei)
     -88.16 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.85 €
(4.94 £)
4.32 €
(21.37 lei)
     -26.21 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,632.77 €
(23,300.00 £)
18,191.77 €
(90,000.00 lei)
     -34.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,313.60 €
(23,874.07 £)
19,073.22 €
(94,360.82 lei)
     -32.64 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 221.70 €
(186.94 £)
104.57 €
(517.36 lei)
     -52.83 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 €
(0.13 £)
0.08 €
(0.37 lei)
     -49.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.88 €
(31.94 £)
8.26 €
(40.86 lei)
     -78.19 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.01 €
(47.23 £)
35.02 €
(173.25 lei)
     -37.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.55 €
(9.74 £)
13.68 €
(67.66 lei)
     +18.41 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.76 €
(14.97 £)
6.06 €
(30.00 lei)
     -65.86 %
Childcare
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,677.03 €
(1,414.07 £)
347.02 €
(1,716.80 lei)
     -79.31 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,042.63 €
(17,743.18 £)
6,973.40 €
(34,499.47 lei)
     -66.86 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Bucharest Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.27 €
(56.72 £)
57.45 €
(284.21 lei)
     -14.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.84 €
(28.53 £)
30.95 €
(153.12 lei)
     -8.53 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.22 €
(76.07 £)
64.34 €
(318.33 lei)
     -28.68 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.19 €
(90.38 £)
75.62 €
(374.12 lei)
     -29.45 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,014.92 €
(1,698.98 £)
420.42 €
(2,079.92 lei)
     -79.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,530.08 €
(1,290.17 £)
288.10 €
(1,425.32 lei)
     -81.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,835.72 €
(3,234.29 £)
756.91 €
(3,744.65 lei)
     -80.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,569.26 €
(2,166.40 £)
482.81 €
(2,388.59 lei)
     -81.21 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,325.46 €
(1,117.63 £)
177.94 €
(880.34 lei)
     -86.57 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 667.52 €
(562.85 £)
105.76 €
(523.24 lei)
     -84.16 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Bucharest Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,645.47 €
(3,073.87 £)
769.52 €
(3,807.02 lei)
     -78.89 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.53 5.68      +124.69 %
Last update: October 2021October 2021
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