Cost of Living in Constanta

Summary about cost of living in Constanta, Romania:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 36.50 lei 25.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 lei 125.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 23.00 lei 20.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 lei 4.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 lei 7.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.18 lei 5.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.12 lei 4.00-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 6.91 lei 6.00-15.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 26.70 lei 15.14-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.38 lei 1.81-8.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.98 lei 1.36-4.08
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.43 lei 8.40-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.72 lei 9.07-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.86 lei 7.71-14.51
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.54 lei 13.61-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 2.20 lei 1.36-3.18
Banana (1 lb) 2.84 lei 2.04-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 3.06 lei 2.27-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 4.20 lei 2.72-7.71
Potato (1 lb) 1.32 lei 0.91-1.81
Onion (1 lb) 1.47 lei 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 3.25 lei 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.90 lei 2.00-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 lei 20.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.55 lei 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 lei 4.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 24.00 lei 22.50-25.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 lei 2.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 lei 55.00-200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.02 lei 2.60-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 lei 4.02-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 lei 20.00-36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 29.67 lei 26.50-34.07
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 100,000.00 lei 90,000.00-123,300.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 120,283.00 lei 100,000.00-150,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 661.36 lei 400.00-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.43 lei 0.05-0.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.64 lei 30.00-89.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 197.78 lei 100.00-250.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 145.00 lei 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 32.50 lei 25.00-50.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,783.33 lei 1,200.00-2,800.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,916.67 lei 4,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 330.00 lei 200.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 156.36 lei 80.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 355.00 lei 250.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 405.00 lei 250.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,895.58 lei 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,307.35 lei 1,000.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,666.67 lei 2,500.00-5,908.14
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,199.26 lei 1,700.00-3,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 820.98 lei 673.54-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 600.53 lei 501.67-743.22
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,123.08 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.22 5.00-10.00

Prices in Constanta

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Last update: March 2023
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3 Comments so far
Mike on Dec 06, 2019:
This city was amazing. It was so clean, I had a quiet flat near the sea, was so quiet you couldn't hear a pin drop. Amazing low cost food and farmer's markets. Transport cheaper than most cities in Europe at $1.50 lei a ride. Beautiful malls and zoo/aqua park. The beaches have the best jogging in all of Europe , maybe the world. You have wide sand of various viscosity so you can run perfectly as you wish. The air is clean and fresh. I really think to move here. Romania has one of the lowest income taxes in the world. If you compare to Canada or Denmark it's almost no tax at 10% flat. Medical care is amazing. Better than anything I ever experienced in the West. No lineups, instant tests same day that would have weeks or months of wait time in the West. Really if this isn't Paradise I don't know what is!
Sorin Vai on Oct 08, 2019:
I was born in this, once, beautiful city and I am an tunhappy and sad inhabitant, still! Living in Constanta it is a nightmare! Stephen is right! True facts and reality!
Stephen on Mar 06, 2019:
Very dissatisfied to live in this city: dirty, poor infrastructure wrongly built from the scratch, extremely noisy city, very polluted with very few tidy green spaces to relax. The city administration fails big time, while people don't care and live within dirty conditions showing off their new cars and clothes. Living cost is too high for the medium wage, shopping is even more expensive than in Dusseldorf, Germany. Most people strive paying credits to buy cars and almost no one rides a bicycle, since it seems to be a poor's way of transportation following the mentality of the locals. The beaches are nice, but extremely polluted since the city is located in between an industrial oil refinery and the commercial shipyard, thus water currents transport pollution to beaches from both sides of the city. Main summer resort Mamaia has become an European Detroit since real estate development was left uncontrolled and ruled by local mafia. Usually, people here complain about life, but do nothing in order to make a change. It is a city where you pay more to live in low-quality. Having fun and clubbing costs are incredibly high, compared to local average income, a beer in a club costs around 3-4 euros. People are usually low-educated, many of them throw garbage off the window while driving their posh cars. The city lacks civic education at all, while politicians and authorities lure citizens to put the blame on foreign countries for their own failures. Buildings are raised chaotically and follow no specific urban development plans. Everything built in this city looks kitschy and outrageously illogical, while most locals strive to build posh villas in the middle of the third-world. Education is corrupted and many students get their degrees by bribing and connections. Many mediocre students having the right family connections become medics and doctors and then perform malpraxis. The health system is corrupt, doctors usually get into high healthcare positions by joining the local political and administrative mafia. Taxation is very biased, strictly imposed mostly to commoners while the rich evade tax and thrive on money laundering. The pedestrians walk on low quality pathways and it is usually risky to walk during the night since one may fall into ignored gaps, cracks and hit strange obstacles that exist everywhere throughout the city. While being fairly safe during daytime, it might be very dangerous to walk alone by night as a woman, with places being reported for rape. Food quality is quite unpredictable, with many cases of intoxication happening in restaurants and fast-food industry. Local markets offer low-quality products with oscillating flow of product stability, while most of fruits and vegetables are imported and sold at high prices by local gypsies that replaced the traditional farmer selling own products at the market. As a whole, the city offers extremely low quality of life and standards contrasting to high living costs, which is the main reason most of the educated people opt to leave and move to a better place. About myself: my name is Stephen, a former Erasmus student from Germany at the local University of Medicine, the Uni of Ovidus, Constanta. Altogether I have lived and been lately involved in medical cardio research in the city of Constanta for 4 years. My statement represents a personal experience and I hereby not recommend this city.