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Cost of Living in Romania

Cost of living in Romania is 48.51% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Romania is 74.82% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 lei 15.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 lei 70.00-130.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 18.00 lei 15.00-22.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 lei 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 lei 5.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 6.56 lei 5.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.92 lei 3.00-7.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.21 lei 2.00-6.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 16.13 lei 11.36-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.14 lei 1.13-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.03 lei 1.36-2.86
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.35 lei 6.00-14.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.88 lei 6.80-13.61
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.40 lei 6.35-9.98
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.88 lei 9.07-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 1.65 lei 1.36-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 2.24 lei 1.81-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.08 lei 1.81-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 lei 1.36-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 0.96 lei 0.68-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 1.01 lei 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.45 lei 1.50-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.36 lei 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 lei 15.00-28.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.18 lei 2.50-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.95 lei 3.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 lei 16.00-18.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 lei 2.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 lei 50.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.19 lei 1.70-2.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 lei 2.74-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 lei 16.90-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 21.09 lei 18.93-22.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 74,000.00 lei 64,000.00-81,739.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 78,498.05 lei 65,000.00-99,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 430.48 lei 297.50-613.89
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 lei 0.10-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35.93 lei 25.00-52.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 128.39 lei 90.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 49.73 lei 30.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 lei 20.00-30.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,281.94 lei 800.00-2,300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 35,348.25 lei 15,600.00-84,779.39
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 217.67 lei 120.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 133.24 lei 89.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 282.05 lei 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 313.42 lei 200.00-450.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,341.02 lei 800.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 974.35 lei 600.00-1,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,234.72 lei 1,340.00-3,532.47
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,609.61 lei 1,000.00-2,354.98
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 603.21 lei 418.06-854.70
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 417.43 lei 284.42-557.41
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,693.58 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.91 2.00-6.00

Prices in Romania

These data are based on 26187 entries in the past 18 months from 2087 different contributors.
Last update: January 2019
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 38.99 12.93 26.53 30.89 38.58 57.01
Constanta 38.79 7.82 23.98 29.32 38.90 48.03
Cluj-Napoca 37.54 13.33 25.96 31.33 32.65 53.29
Brasov 36.92 10.11 24.10 29.99 32.18 59.85
Timisoara 36.34 10.43 23.95 30.39 32.45 54.74
Arad 36.29 8.32 22.92 32.42 23.94 54.83
Iasi 35.64 9.39 23.09 29.33 31.70 55.36
Sibiu 34.37 8.75 22.12 29.13 27.73 55.12
Oradea 34.14 7.17 21.24 29.88 26.23 51.64
Craiova 32.70 7.43 20.62 27.93 25.55 54.07
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