Cost of Living in Constanta

Summary about cost of living in Constanta:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 42.50 lei 30.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 lei 100.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 lei 18.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 lei 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.50 lei 6.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7.62 lei 6.00-10.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.94 lei 2.50-7.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 lei 3.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 19.08 lei 15.14-22.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.00 lei 0.91-3.63
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.31 lei 1.36-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.29 lei 6.00-14.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.96 lei 7.71-15.88
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.85 lei 6.35-11.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.61 lei 9.07-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 1.63 lei 1.36-2.04
Banana (1 lb) 2.34 lei 1.81-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.34 lei 1.81-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 3.18 lei 1.81-5.44
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 lei 0.91-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 lei 0.68-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 2.67 lei 2.00-4.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.60 lei 2.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 lei 20.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.88 lei 2.50-3.80
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.25 lei 3.00-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 lei 17.50-18.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 lei 1.50-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 lei 55.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.61 lei 2.50-2.69
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.20 lei 4.02-4.36
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 26.15 lei 25.90-28.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 21.04 lei 19.87-22.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,804.27 lei 75,000.00-80,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 97,500.00 lei 90,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 454.89 lei 300.00-600.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.38 lei 0.09-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.67 lei 28.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 115.00 lei 80.00-200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 86.67 lei 50.00-180.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 25.00 lei 20.00-35.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 876.67 lei 600.00-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,000.00 lei 10,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 233.75 lei 150.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 139.09 lei 89.00-200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 307.50 lei 200.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 338.46 lei 200.00-500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,045.83 lei 900.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 840.00 lei 700.00-950.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,694.44 lei 1,300.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,293.75 lei 1,000.00-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 506.97 lei 464.51-573.63
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 419.75 lei 371.61-445.93
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,179.17 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.69 4.20-8.00

Prices in Constanta

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Last update: September 2019
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2 Comments so far

#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.