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
New York vs Bucharest
Nyc vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
New York

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Nyc
Outside city centre
Buh
Nyc

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Nyc
Outside city centre
Buh
Nyc

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Nyc
Outside city centre
Buh
Nyc

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
New York
5.5%
Compare our
home insurance prices

Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
New York

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Nyc

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Nyc

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Nyc

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Nyc

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
New York

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Nyc
Compare our
car insurance prices

Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
New York

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Nyc
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Nyc
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Nyc

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Nyc
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Nyc
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Nyc

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
New York
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in New York

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Nyc
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Nyc

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Nyc
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Nyc

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
New York

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Nyc

Summer dress

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

Buh
Nyc

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
New York
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Nyc $4,070.74/mth