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Bucharest vs Sydney
Buh vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Bucharest

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Buh
Outside city centre
Syd
Buh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Buh
Outside city centre
Syd
Buh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Buh
Outside city centre
Syd
Buh

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Bucharest

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Buh

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Buh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Buh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Buh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Bucharest

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Buh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Bucharest

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Buh
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Buh
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Buh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Buh
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Buh
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Buh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Bucharest

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Buh
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Buh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Buh
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Buh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Bucharest

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Buh

Summer dress

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

Syd
Buh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Bucharest
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth