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Newcastle vs Bucharest
Ntl vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Newcastle

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Ntl
Outside city centre
Buh
Ntl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Ntl
Outside city centre
Buh
Ntl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Ntl
Outside city centre
Buh
Ntl

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
Newcastle

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Ntl

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Ntl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Ntl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Ntl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Newcastle

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Ntl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Newcastle

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Ntl
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Ntl
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Ntl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Ntl
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Ntl
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Ntl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Newcastle
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Newcastle

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Ntl
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Ntl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Ntl
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Ntl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Newcastle

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Ntl

Summer dress

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

Buh
Ntl

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Newcastle
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ntl $4,070.74/mth