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Algiers vs Bucharest
Alg vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Algiers

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Alg
Outside city centre
Buh
Alg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Alg
Outside city centre
Buh
Alg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Alg
Outside city centre
Buh
Alg

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Algiers
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Bucharest
Algiers

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Alg

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Buh
Alg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Alg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Alg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Algiers

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Alg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Buh
Alg
White bread 500g
Buh
Alg
Eggs 12
Buh
Alg
White rice 1kg
Buh
Alg

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Algiers

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Buh
Alg
Beef round 1kg
Buh
Alg
Local cheese 1kg
Buh
Alg

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Alg
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Alg
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Alg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Alg
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Alg
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Alg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Alg $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Alg $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Algiers
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Algiers

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Alg $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Alg $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Alg $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Alg
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Alg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Alg
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Alg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Algiers

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Alg

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Buh
Alg

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Buh
Alg
1 pair men's leather shoes
Buh
Alg

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Algiers
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Alg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Alg $4,070.74/mth