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Cost of living

Bucharest vs. other EU capitals

The cost of living in Romania – especially in Bucharest – is approximately 50% lower when compared to other important western cities from EU Member States (Vienna, London, Berlin, Paris) and at least 12% cheaper than other capitals from CEE countries (Prague, Warsaw or Budapest).

Maintaining the same standard of life from with a salary of… in Bucharest, you need a monthly salary of…  
Vienna 3300 Euro 1700 Euro
Rent prices -82% (apartment, 3 bedrooms in City Centre), -76% (apartment, 3 bedrooms outside of centre)  
Restaurant prices -50% (meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant)  
Transportation -85%(local transport), -72% (monthly pass), -92% (taxi), +6% (gasoline)  
Utilities -33% (electricity, heating, water, garbage)  
Internet -68% (broadband)  
Buy apartment price -81-76% (sq meter to buy apartment in city centre/outside of centre)  
London 4500 Pounds 1365 Pounds
Rent prices -87% (apartment, 3 bedrooms in City Centre), -84% (apartment, 3 bedrooms outside of centre)  
Restaurant prices -64% (meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant)  
Transportation -89%(local transport), -92% (monthly pass), -92% (taxi), -15% (gasoline)  
Utilities -46% (electricity, heating, water, garbage)  
Internet -76%(broadband)  
Buy apartment price -92-94% (sq meter to buy apartment in city centre/outside of centre)  
Paris 4400 Euro 1738 Euro
Rent prices -76% (apartment, 3 bedrooms in City Centre), -77% (apartment, 3 bedrooms outside of centre)  
Restaurant prices -55% (meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant)  
Transportation -81% (local transport), -81% (monthly pass), -94% (taxi), -11% (gasoline)  
Utilities -45% (electricity, heating, water, garbage)  
Internet -75% (broadband)  
Buy apartment price -86% (sq meter to buy apartment in city centre/outside of centre)  
Prague 57000 Czech Koruna 46580 Czech Koruna
Rent prices -37% (apartment, 3 bedrooms in City Centre), -36% (apartment, 3 bedrooms outside of centre)  
Restaurant prices +1%(meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant)  
Transportation -62% (local transport), -34% (monthly pass), -79% (taxi), +3,5% (gasoline)  
Utilities -33% (electricity, heating, water, garbage)  
Internet -55% (broadband)  
Buy apartment price -54-50% (sq meter to buy apartment in city centre/outside of centre)  
Warsaw 8800 Zlots 7381 Zlots
Rent prices -39% (apartment, 3 bedrooms in City Centre), -42% (apartment, 3 bedrooms outside of centre)  
Restaurant prices -4% (meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant)  
Transportation -67% (local transport), -48% (monthly pass), -83% (taxi), +9,5% (gasoline)  
Utilities -33% (electricity, heating, water, garbage)  
Internet -34% (broadband)  
Buy apartment price -45% (sq meter to buy apartment in city centre/outside of centre)  
Budapest 610000 Forints 538500 Forints
Rent prices -15% (apartment, 3 bedrooms in City Centre), -18% (apartment, 3 bedrooms outside of centre)  
Restaurant prices -13% (meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant)  
Transportation -70%(local transport), -56% (monthly pass), -78% (taxi), +7% (gasoline)  
Utilities -33% (electricity, heating, water, garbage)  
Internet -45% (broadband)  
Buy apartment price -5% (sq meter to buy apartment in city centre), +3% (sq meter to buy apartment outside of centre)  

Source: numbeo.com, 12 April 2016