Budget Direct Insurance Money Magazine's Insurer of the Year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Money magazine
Insurer of the
Year 2017-21

prices shown in
Kiev vs Bucharest
Kbp vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Kiev

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Kbp
Outside city centre
Buh
Kbp

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Kbp
Outside city centre
Buh
Kbp

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Kbp
Outside city centre
Buh
Kbp

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Kiev
5.5%
Compare our
home insurance prices

Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
Kiev

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Kbp

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Kbp

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Kbp

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Kbp

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Kiev

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Kbp
Compare our
car insurance prices

Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Kiev

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Kbp
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Kbp
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Kbp

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Kbp
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Kbp
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Kbp

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Kiev
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Kiev

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Kbp
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Kbp

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Kbp
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Kbp

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Kiev

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Kbp

Summer dress

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

Buh
Kbp

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Kiev
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Kbp $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Kbp $4,070.74/mth