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Cost of Living in Bucharest, Romania

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 02, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Bucharest, Romania is generally considered to be quite affordable. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in the city center can cost anywhere from $400 to $600 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost from $600 to $800 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Bucharest is usually around $15 to $20 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Bucharest high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Bucharest, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Bucharest can vary depending on an individual's lifestyle. In general, costs such as groceries, transportation and utilities are comparable to those of other cities in Eastern Europe, and plenty of budget options exist in terms of accommodation and dining. In recent years, however, the cost of living in Bucharest has been on the rise, particularly for items that are not locally produced," said one person in Bucharest.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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