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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 3.400 Euro 1.750 Euro
Consumer Prices 79.08% higher than in Bucharest  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 94.28% higher than in Bucharest  
Rent Prices 146.26% higher than in Bucharest  
Restaurant Prices 89.92% higher than in Bucharest  
Groceries Prices 102.21% higher than in Bucharest  
London 4.500 Pounds 1.493 Pounds
Consumer Prices 118.25% higher than in Bucharest  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 201.28% higher than in Bucharest  
Rent Prices 485.25% higher than in Bucharest  
Restaurant Prices 161.02% higher than in Bucharest  
Groceries Prices 96.72% higher than in Bucharest  
Berlin 3.100 Euro 1.720 Euro
Consumer Prices 67.88% higher than in Bucharest  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 80.18% higher than in Bucharest  
Rent Prices 122.24% higher than in Bucharest  
Restaurant Prices 56.09% higher than in Bucharest  
Groceries Prices 66.35% higher than in Bucharest  
Paris 4.300 Euro 1.755 Euro
Consumer Prices 113.92% higher than in Bucharest  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 144.90% higher than in Bucharest  
Rent Prices 250.86% higher than in Bucharest  
Restaurant Prices 128.29% higher than in Bucharest  
Groceries Prices 152.03% higher than in Bucharest  
Prague 59.000 Czech Koruna 47.283 Czech Koruna
Consumer Prices 14.28% higher than in Bucharest  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 24.78% higher than in Bucharest  
Rent Prices 60.69% higher than in Bucharest  
Restaurant Prices 9.31% lower than in Bucharest  
Groceries Prices 23.09% higher than in Bucharest  
Warsaw 8.800 Zlots 7.510 Zlots
Consumer Prices 6.56% higher than in Bucharest  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 17.20% higher than in Bucharest  
Rent Prices 53.56% higher than in Bucharest  
Restaurant Prices 1.43% higher than in Bucharest  
Groceries Prices 2.56% higher than in Bucharest  
Budapest 630.000 Forints 541.411 Forints
Consumer Prices 14.50% higher than in Bucharest  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 16.36% higher than in Bucharest  
Rent Prices 22.74% higher than in Bucharest  
Restaurant Prices 5.75% lower than in Bucharest  
Groceries Prices 11.48% higher than in Bucharest  

Source: www.numbeo.com, February, 2017