Cost of Living in Romania

Cost of living in Romania is 47.45% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Romania is, on average, 74.26% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 lei 15.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 lei 80.00-230.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 lei 17.00-24.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 lei 4.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 lei 6.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.28 lei 4.00-12.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 5.28 lei 3.50-8.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.46 lei 3.00-7.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 17.34 lei 11.36-22.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.59 lei 1.36-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.25 lei 1.36-3.63
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.73 lei 5.60-14.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.87 lei 6.80-18.14
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.50 lei 5.90-11.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.18 lei 9.07-20.41
Apples (1 lb) 1.87 lei 0.91-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 2.50 lei 1.81-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 2.38 lei 1.36-4.08
Tomato (1 lb) 2.52 lei 1.36-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.23 lei 0.54-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 lei 0.68-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 2.69 lei 1.70-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.49 lei 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 lei 14.62-35.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.50 lei 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.46 lei 3.50-9.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 lei 18.00-21.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 lei 1.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 73.50 lei 50.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 lei 2.00-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.01 lei 3.20-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.80 lei 19.90-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 20.36 lei 17.03-22.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 77,785.63 lei 75,000.00-87,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 85,978.44 lei 75,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 466.93 lei 300.00-719.23
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 lei 0.07-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.28 lei 29.00-62.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 140.14 lei 80.00-250.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 54.92 lei 30.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 lei 20.00-36.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,255.42 lei 800.00-2,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,385.65 lei 14,000.00-54,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 237.31 lei 100.00-440.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 140.47 lei 80.00-220.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 286.51 lei 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 319.96 lei 200.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,425.15 lei 853.42-2,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,042.75 lei 700.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,429.58 lei 1,500.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,775.66 lei 1,200.00-2,800.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 636.49 lei 436.64-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 455.78 lei 325.16-679.18
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,755.04 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.84 4.00-8.00

Prices in Romania

This country had 22215 entries in the past 12 months by 1605 different contributors.
Last update: November 2020
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 42.19 14.21 28.67 34.74 40.23 50.65
Constanta 40.36 8.79 25.10 32.24 40.36 38.72
Cluj-Napoca 40.20 14.23 27.65 34.47 37.34 51.42
Brasov 39.30 11.22 25.73 34.51 33.44 43.61
Iasi 38.11 10.58 24.81 32.73 29.62 45.14
Sibiu 37.60 9.83 24.18 32.71 33.43 48.51
Timisoara 37.45 11.16 24.74 32.83 29.72 65.58
Oradea 37.14 8.68 23.39 32.86 26.31 43.04
Arad 36.63 6.41 22.02 33.48 24.81 45.07
Craiova 35.91 8.28 22.56 31.34 26.35 47.27
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