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Bucharest vs London
Buh vs Lon

Average net salary (After tax)

London
Bucharest

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Buh
Outside city centre
Lon
Buh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Buh
Outside city centre
Lon
Buh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lon
Buh
Outside city centre
Lon
Buh

Mortgage rates

London
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

London
Bucharest

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lon
Buh

Mobile phone data

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

Lon
Buh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lon
Buh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lon
Buh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

London
Bucharest

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lon
Buh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

London
Bucharest

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lon
Buh
Lettuce 1 head
Lon
Buh
Tomatoes 1kg
Lon
Buh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lon
Buh
Oranges 1 head
Lon
Buh
Bananas 1kg
Lon
Buh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

London
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in London are 17.14% higher than in Bucharest

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lon
Buh
Market 0.5L bottle
Lon
Buh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lon
Buh
Market 0.33L bottle
Lon
Buh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

London
5
Bucharest

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lon
Buh

Summer dress

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

Lon
Buh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

London
$15.33
Bucharest
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth