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Reykjavik vs Bucharest
Rkv vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Reykjavik

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Rkv
Outside city centre
Buh
Rkv

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Rkv
Outside city centre
Buh
Rkv

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Rkv
Outside city centre
Buh
Rkv

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Reykjavik
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
Reykjavik

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Rkv

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Rkv

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Rkv

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Rkv

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Reykjavik

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Rkv
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Reykjavik

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Rkv
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Rkv
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Rkv

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Rkv
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Rkv
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Rkv

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Reykjavik
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Reykjavik

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Rkv
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Rkv

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Rkv
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Rkv

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Reykjavik

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Rkv

Summer dress

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

Buh
Rkv

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Reykjavik
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Rkv $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Rkv $4,070.74/mth