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Cost of Living in Romania

Cost of living in Romania is 45.42% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Romania is 70.70% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.50 lei 15.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 lei 65.00-130.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 lei 15.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 lei 4.00-8.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 lei 5.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.54 lei 5.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.82 lei 3.00-7.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.86 lei 2.00-6.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 15.23 lei 11.36-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.99 lei 0.91-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.90 lei 1.36-2.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.78 lei 6.00-14.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.44 lei 6.35-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.13 lei 5.90-9.98
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.26 lei 8.16-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 1.56 lei 1.13-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 2.21 lei 1.81-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.03 lei 1.36-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.17 lei 1.36-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 0.89 lei 0.54-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 lei 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.36 lei 1.50-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.34 lei 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 lei 14.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.07 lei 2.50-4.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.70 lei 3.00-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 lei 15.50-17.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 lei 1.39-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 lei 50.00-70.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.79 lei 1.40-2.30
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 lei 2.25-3.62
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 17.00 lei 13.99-23.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 19.70 lei 18.17-21.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 71,000.00 lei 60,000.00-80,116.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 78,267.16 lei 63,000.00-95,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 412.77 lei 270.00-607.14
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.58 lei 0.15-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 34.65 lei 25.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 131.48 lei 90.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 48.48 lei 25.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 lei 20.00-30.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,272.90 lei 800.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 47,619.28 lei 21,000.00-83,836.40
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 226.87 lei 120.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 140.02 lei 90.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 286.51 lei 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 323.11 lei 200.00-450.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,350.96 lei 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 971.52 lei 550.00-1,350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,303.80 lei 1,300.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,630.62 lei 1,000.00-2,250.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 556.81 lei 371.61-778.86
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 396.91 lei 278.71-510.96
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,642.12 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.40 2.00-5.60

Prices in Romania

These data are based on 26907 entries in the past 18 months from 1903 different contributors.
Last update: April 2018
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 43.51 13.68 29.27 34.73 41.69 59.59
Cluj-Napoca 40.33 13.94 27.73 34.32 32.61 60.12
Timisoara 40.30 11.36 26.48 32.90 36.23 59.70
Iasi 39.30 10.79 25.69 32.21 34.95 54.87
Constanta 39.01 9.20 24.78 28.57 36.67 54.23
Sibiu 38.58 9.36 24.62 32.42 30.93 56.30
Brasov 38.36 10.59 25.10 30.51 32.78 67.32
Oradea 36.58 7.49 22.69 30.58 26.22 52.30
Arad 36.07 8.54 22.92 30.06 27.63 62.56
Craiova 33.71 7.75 21.32 27.87 25.16 60.44
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