Cost of Living in Romania

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 lei 21.00-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 lei 100.00-300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 lei 21.80-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 lei 5.00-12.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 lei 7.00-15.00
Cappuccino (regular) 9.46 lei 4.90-15.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.62 lei 4.00-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 5.77 lei 4.00-9.79
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.95 lei 15.14-34.07
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.98 lei 2.25-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.09 lei 1.81-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.24 lei 6.80-16.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.12 lei 8.16-22.68
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.17 lei 6.35-14.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.62 lei 10.89-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 lei 1.36-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 2.74 lei 2.04-4.08
Oranges (1 lb) 2.71 lei 1.81-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 3.83 lei 1.81-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 lei 0.68-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 lei 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 3.19 lei 2.00-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.78 lei 2.00-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00 lei 15.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.96 lei 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.20 lei 4.00-10.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 lei 21.00-25.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 lei 2.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 lei 60.00-140.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 lei 2.30-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.72 lei 3.54-6.12
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 27.95 lei 21.00-36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 29.56 lei 26.50-32.93
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 95,000.00 lei 78,900.00-120,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 103,910.63 lei 90,125.00-125,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 598.85 lei 377.78-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 lei 0.10-0.45
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.42 lei 30.00-64.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 171.38 lei 100.00-275.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 68.75 lei 40.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 30.00 lei 24.00-40.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,819.63 lei 1,200.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,030.21 lei 15,000.00-55,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 283.73 lei 110.00-500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 164.77 lei 80.00-280.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 325.90 lei 210.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 382.58 lei 250.00-600.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,694.38 lei 1,100.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,241.76 lei 800.00-1,958.27
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,892.58 lei 1,800.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,048.52 lei 1,468.70-3,182.19
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 820.00 lei 464.51-1,393.53
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 587.90 lei 409.34-991.68
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,506.95 lei
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.36 4.50-9.00

Prices in Romania

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Last update: February 2023
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

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 44.3 13.7 29.7 36.8 45.3 59.3
Constanta 43.2 11.9 28.3 34.7 38.3 42.8
Cluj-Napoca 43.2 13.4 29.0 37.1 38.6 57.2
Oradea 40.6 8.0 25.0 36.0 42.8 42.4
Brasov 40.3 11.2 26.4 34.5 36.0 49.1
Timisoara 37.5 10.2 24.5 31.4 33.3 58.6
Iasi 37.5 9.8 24.3 31.2 33.3 51.9
Sibiu 37.5 9.0 23.9 31.4 32.1 53.1
Craiova 36.2 7.9 22.7 30.2 30.6 50.3
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