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Bucharest vs Houston
Buh vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Bucharest

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Buh
Outside city centre
Hou
Buh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Buh
Outside city centre
Hou
Buh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Buh
Outside city centre
Hou
Buh

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Bucharest

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Buh

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Buh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Buh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Buh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Bucharest

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Buh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Bucharest

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Buh
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Buh
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Buh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Buh
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Buh
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Buh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Bucharest

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Buh
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Buh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Buh
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Buh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Bucharest

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Buh

Summer dress

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

Hou
Buh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Bucharest
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth