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Cost of Living in Romania

Cost of living in Romania is 52.98% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Romania is 76.34% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 lei 15.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 lei 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 lei 15.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 lei 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 7.00 lei 5.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.12 lei 4.00-9.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.41 lei 3.00-6.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.46 lei 2.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.37 lei 11.36-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.88 lei 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.87 lei 1.36-2.72
Eggs (12) 6.85 lei 5.00-10.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.87 lei 5.90-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 7.90 lei 5.44-9.07
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.53 lei 8.16-15.88
Apples (1 lb) 1.50 lei 0.91-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 2.24 lei 1.81-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 1.96 lei 1.36-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 1.93 lei 1.36-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 0.88 lei 0.68-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.97 lei 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.21 lei 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.36 lei 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 lei 12.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.05 lei 2.50-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.70 lei 3.20-6.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 16.00 lei 15.00-16.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 lei 1.50-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 lei 50.00-72.35
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.79 lei 1.39-2.24
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.72 lei 2.24-3.52
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 lei 13.90-22.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 19.12 lei 17.98-21.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 lei 60,000.00-80,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 78,018.55 lei 63,000.00-90,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 400.65 lei 242.86-600.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.62 lei 0.30-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.39 lei 20.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 120.14 lei 80.00-190.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 44.59 lei 25.00-70.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 23.00 lei 19.00-30.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,391.29 lei 1,700.00-3,391.29
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 81,391.06 lei 81,391.06-81,391.06
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 207.03 lei 100.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 133.58 lei 89.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 269.59 lei 200.00-350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 297.81 lei 200.00-450.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,195.08 lei 700.00-1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 845.73 lei 500.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,090.46 lei 1,200.00-3,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,429.71 lei 900.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 486.69 lei 301.93-668.90
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 348.21 lei 232.26-464.51
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,160.57 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.48 2.50-7.00

Prices in Romania

These data are based on 26993 entries in the past 18 months from 1599 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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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
Bucharest 37.62 11.94 25.30 29.98 34.66 55.37
Cluj-napoca 35.87 11.10 23.99 30.28 28.74 52.87
Sibiu 34.68 7.44 21.62 28.25 29.48 42.25
Timisoara 34.44 9.24 22.35 28.35 27.02 53.16
Oradea 34.22 5.48 20.43 28.24 22.99 43.91
Iasi 33.16 8.83 21.49 26.91 26.75 50.09
Brasov 33.05 7.91 21.00 26.57 28.63 61.35
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