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Bucharest vs Moscow
Buh vs Mow

Average net salary (After tax)

Moscow
Bucharest

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mow
Buh
Outside city centre
Mow
Buh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mow
Buh
Outside city centre
Mow
Buh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mow
Buh
Outside city centre
Mow
Buh

Mortgage rates

Moscow
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Moscow
Bucharest

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mow
Buh

Mobile phone data

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

Mow
Buh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mow
Buh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mow
Buh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Moscow
Bucharest

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mow
Buh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Moscow
Bucharest

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mow
Buh
Lettuce 1 head
Mow
Buh
Tomatoes 1kg
Mow
Buh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mow
Buh
Oranges 1 head
Mow
Buh
Bananas 1kg
Mow
Buh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Moscow
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Moscow are 17.14% higher than in Bucharest

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mow
Buh
Market 0.5L bottle
Mow
Buh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mow
Buh
Market 0.33L bottle
Mow
Buh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Moscow
5
Bucharest

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mow
Buh

Summer dress

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

Mow
Buh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Moscow
$15.33
Bucharest
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mow $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mow $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth