Cost of Living in Iasi

Summary about cost of living in Iasi:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 lei 20.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 lei 80.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 20.00 lei 15.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 lei 5.00-6.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 lei 6.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.95 lei 5.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.42 lei 3.00-6.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.43 lei 2.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 14.62 lei 11.36-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.19 lei 1.36-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.09 lei 1.36-2.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.56 lei 6.00-14.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.51 lei 7.71-11.34
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.38 lei 6.80-9.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.63 lei 9.53-15.88
Apples (1 lb) 1.55 lei 1.13-2.04
Banana (1 lb) 2.21 lei 1.81-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.07 lei 1.81-2.72
Tomato (1 lb) 2.09 lei 1.81-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.01 lei 0.91-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 1.00 lei 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.50 lei 1.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.54 lei 1.90-3.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 lei 15.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.43 lei 2.70-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.48 lei 4.00-8.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.50 lei 16.50-18.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 lei 2.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 lei 67.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.49 lei 2.30-2.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.99 lei 3.70-4.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 lei 22.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 20.79 lei 19.68-22.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,000.00 lei 63,000.00-85,880.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 81,008.22 lei 72,000.00-99,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 402.98 lei 300.00-680.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.50 lei 0.20-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35.75 lei 30.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 127.92 lei 100.00-250.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 34.67 lei 20.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 21.00 lei 20.00-25.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 852.94 lei 650.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 49,915.93 lei 19,200.00-84,147.80
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 227.70 lei 120.00-360.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 122.45 lei 90.00-150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 275.00 lei 200.00-300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 318.06 lei 250.00-400.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,320.59 lei 1,028.47-1,603.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 872.97 lei 600.00-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,091.54 lei 1,800.00-2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,520.00 lei 1,200.00-1,900.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 545.33 lei 418.06-673.18
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 372.69 lei 297.29-521.17
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,290.30 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.63 3.00-6.00

Prices in Iasi

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Last update: October 2018
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5 Comments so far

#John on Jan 24, 2017 :
#Gigi... sad to hear about your son.
As one who has traveled Romania extensively on business, your experience is not the norm.
The gypsies in Romania are not well regarded there among the other social classes as yes there are scams run by that sector of the population.
As for the other parts of the population, I met the love of my life there in Iasi. Of course there are always bumps in the road along life's way in relationships. However I found and still find that most of the people there are some of the kindest and most considerate in Eastern Europe. Much more friendly and trustworthy for example as compared to many I have met in other parts of Europe such as Kiev and Paris.
#Andrei on Jan 06, 2017 :
The internet and prepaid mobile tariffs is really cheap. With 30 RON you can get super fast internet (at least 100mbs). For 32-35 RON you can get prepaid with unlimited in Romania, about 3GB of mobile data or even more cool stuff.
#daniela on Jul 29, 2016 :
Nice to have these informations here. I use them for my next business.

#Gigi sorry about your bad experience. I think that
your sun was a mature person. All his decisions were
taken with his mind, nobody obliged him to marry with this girl.

I am proud because I am from Iasi. I studied here 2 universities, I
made 2 international studies stages in Italy, I have my own business.
I Hope you, to meet the other part of Romania, smart and good people.
#gigel on May 04, 2016 :

1900 netto
#Gigi on Dec 28, 2015 :
My son married a girl from Iasi. She told me she was a Gypsy. My son paid to fix her rotten teeth. He paid for her parents to come to America on a ten year visa. Now they have their green card after the father has worked here illegally for the past few years. My daughter in law began an affair with a Mexican who has now shot and killed my son. Romanian people are running scams everywhere in our state of Arizona. They now have a bad reputation here. . I hope my lying cheating daughter-in-law gets punished and sent back to Iasi. She even had an abortion this past year. She told other Romani people here that she was a prostitute in Iasi. Their family is a plague on my country.