Cost of Living in Romania

Summary of cost of living in Romania:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 45.00 lei 30.00-75.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 lei 140.00-320.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 lei 26.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 lei 6.00-18.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 14.46 lei 9.15-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 12.13 lei 6.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 8.39 lei 5.00-12.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 7.49 lei 5.00-11.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 26.52 lei 18.93-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.79 lei 2.72-8.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.45 lei 2.27-4.76
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.36 lei 9.60-19.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 17.42 lei 11.28-27.22
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.33 lei 8.16-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 21.16 lei 13.61-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 2.24 lei 1.36-3.18
Banana (1 lb) 3.23 lei 2.27-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 3.14 lei 2.27-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 4.12 lei 2.04-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 1.87 lei 1.08-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 2.02 lei 1.36-3.18
Lettuce (1 head) 3.91 lei 2.00-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.45 lei 2.50-5.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 lei 15.00-45.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.73 lei 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.42 lei 4.50-12.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 lei 23.00-28.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 lei 2.50-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 lei 75.00-150.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.49 lei 2.60-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 lei 4.02-6.52
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 lei 25.00-40.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 26.44 lei 24.64-30.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,720.99 lei 119,286.00-122,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 116,810.34 lei 113,507.68-130,500.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 677.46 lei 418.46-1,062.50
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 36.62 lei 24.86-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 41.33 lei 30.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 189.40 lei 120.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 83.70 lei 50.00-124.39
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 lei 25.00-40.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,900.59 lei 1,400.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,041.94 lei 23,600.00-72,800.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 298.43 lei 120.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 175.04 lei 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 338.30 lei 250.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 393.60 lei 250.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,017.68 lei 1,492.72-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,494.04 lei 1,000.00-2,239.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,332.04 lei 2,200.00-5,722.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,447.59 lei 1,800.00-3,980.58
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 893.51 lei 557.41-1,406.81
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 654.19 lei 462.26-1,011.55
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,967.21 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.06 6.00-9.50

Prices in Romania

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Last update: May 2024
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

By City in Romania

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Constanta 43.3 11.9 28.2 40.3 39.2 42.8
Bucharest 42.1 12.9 28.0 39.5 42.5 71.6
Cluj-Napoca 40.1 13.8 27.4 39.1 38.8 73.4
Brasov 40.0 11.3 26.2 39.1 38.7 56.1
Timisoara 39.1 9.5 24.9 36.8 38.4 68.9
Oradea 38.3 8.5 24.0 36.5 38.5 50.2
Iasi 38.1 9.2 24.2 36.4 34.3 60.2
Sibiu 36.7 8.7 23.2 35.0 32.1 66.2
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