Travel budget and cost of living in Romania how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Romania

Romania: calculate your travel budget

Romania: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Romania for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 34 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.4 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 729* (2898 RON)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 59 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 4.1 per person
  • $ 6.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1550* (6174 RON)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2294* (9128 RON)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Romania in 2019

Cost of living: Romania VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Romania in 2019 is 44% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Romania in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Romania by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Romania compared to the national average.

Cities /Romania View Details
Baia Mare 28% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Baia Mare
Constanta 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Constanta
Brasov 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Brasov
Bucharest 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bucharest
Tulcea 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tulcea
Timisoara 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Timisoara

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Local prices in Romania by expense type

Restaurant budget in Romania

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Romania costs 48% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.3/person
($ 4.1 to $ 8.8)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 9.4 to $ 17)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.5/person
($ 3.8 to $ 5.7)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Romania

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Romania costs 59% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 40/night
($ 40 to $ 40)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 57/night
($ 51 to $ 64)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 46 to $ 84)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 67 to $ 106)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 130/night
($ 113 to $ 150)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 36/month
($ 32 to $ 42)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 121/month
($ 96 to $ 155)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 93/month
($ 73 to $ 121)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 59/month
($ 48 to $ 73)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Romania

On average, the price of supermarket food in Romania costs 53% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.5/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 7.5)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.8/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 5.7)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.3/kg
($ 5 to $ 10)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Romania

On average, the price of transport in Romania costs 41% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 18/month
($ 13 to $ 22)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.6)

86% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 30/24hrs
($ 16 to $ 75)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Romania

On average, the cost of housing in Romania costs 58% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 112/month
($ 77 to $ 164)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 9/month
($ 6.3 to $ 13)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 347/month
($ 202 to $ 504)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 253/month
($ 152 to $ 359)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 582/month
($ 353 to $ 905)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 416/month
($ 253 to $ 604)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 33/month
($ 23 to $ 52)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 305/month
($ 188 to $ 504)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7565/yr
($ 3615 to $ 20078)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Romania

On average, budget for leisure activities in Romania costs 34% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.3/ticket
($ 5 to $ 7.5)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 7.5 to $ 21)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Romania

On average, shopping budget in Romania costs 12% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.3/pack
($ 4.1 to $ 4.5)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 55
($ 32 to $ 101)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 34
($ 23 to $ 52)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 72
($ 52 to $ 102)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 81
($ 52 to $ 114)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Bucharest
New York City → Bucharest
New York City → Bucharest
$ 775
(fair price: $ 691)
Manchester → Bucharest
Manchester → Bucharest
Manchester → Bucharest
$ 272
(fair price: $ 241)
Los Angeles → Bucharest
Los Angeles  → Bucharest
Los Angeles  → Bucharest
$ 973
(fair price: $ 875)
London → Bucharest
London → Bucharest
London → Bucharest
$ 155
(fair price: $ 136)
Dublin → Bucharest
Dublin → Bucharest
Dublin → Bucharest
$ 200
(fair price: $ 170)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bucharest
Toronto (Ontario) → Bucharest
Toronto (Ontario) → Bucharest
$ 972
(fair price: $ 780)
Edinburgh → Bucharest
Edinburgh → Bucharest
Edinburgh → Bucharest
$ 263
(fair price: $ 247)

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About the information on the cost of living in Romania

The information about the cost of living in Romania shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Romania updated on 18-03-2019.

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