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:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.8 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 805* (3290 RON)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1563* (6370 RON)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 71 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2361* (9618 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 2020

Cost of living: Romania VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Romania in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Constanta 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Constanta
Bucharest 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bucharest
Cluj-Napoca 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cluj-Napoca
Mangalia 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mangalia
Sibiu 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sibiu
Brasov 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Brasov

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Local prices in Romania by expense type

Romania: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Romania costs 49% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.1/person
($ 3.7 to $ 13)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 15/person
($ 9.8 to $ 28)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.2 to $ 5.9)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1 to $ 3)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1/bottle
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Romania: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Romania costs 57% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 58 to $ 59)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 57/night
($ 51 to $ 63)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 46 to $ 76)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 67 to $ 104)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 132/night
($ 116 to $ 152)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 39/month
($ 36 to $ 42)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 97/month
($ 78 to $ 122)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 89/month
($ 72 to $ 112)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 60/month
($ 53 to $ 71)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 128/month
($ 90 to $ 181)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Romania: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Romania costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 9.8)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 6.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.6/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 11)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Romania: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Romania costs 36% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 18/month
($ 13 to $ 26)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 35/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 107)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Romania: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Romania costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 115/month
($ 75 to $ 183)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 9.2/month
($ 7.2 to $ 16)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 361/month
($ 236 to $ 598)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 262/month
($ 161 to $ 418)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 617/month
($ 369 to $ 1076)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 445/month
($ 296 to $ 717)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 35/month
($ 21 to $ 63)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 304/month
($ 198 to $ 492)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6425/yr
($ 3529 to $ 13525)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Romania: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Romania costs 33% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.1/ticket
($ 4.9 to $ 8.6)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 7.4 to $ 21)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Romania: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Romania costs 8% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.9/pack
($ 4.4 to $ 5.1)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 60
($ 26 to $ 112)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 36
($ 21 to $ 51)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 72
($ 51 to $ 100)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 81
($ 51 to $ 124)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Bucharest
New York City → Bucharest
New York City → Bucharest
$ 698
(fair price: $ 588)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bucharest
Toronto (Ontario) → Bucharest
Toronto (Ontario) → Bucharest
$ 803
(fair price: $ 705)
Manchester → Bucharest
Manchester → Bucharest
Manchester → Bucharest
$ 200
(fair price: $ 164)
Edinburgh → Bucharest
Edinburgh → Bucharest
Edinburgh → Bucharest
$ 182
(fair price: $ 145)
Los Angeles → Bucharest
Los Angeles  → Bucharest
Los Angeles  → Bucharest
$ 905
(fair price: $ 743)
Montreal → Bucharest
Montreal → Bucharest
Montreal → Bucharest
$ 901
(fair price: $ 788)
Dublin → Bucharest
Dublin → Bucharest
Dublin → Bucharest
$ 176
(fair price: $ 139)
Sydney → Bucharest
Sydney → Bucharest
Sydney → Bucharest
$ 1635
(fair price: $ 1225)
Melbourne → Bucharest
Melbourne → Bucharest
Melbourne → Bucharest
$ 1538
(fair price: $ 1207)
Perth → Bucharest
Perth → Bucharest
Perth → Bucharest
$ 1542
(fair price: $ 1170)
Auckland → Bucharest
Auckland → Bucharest
Auckland → Bucharest
$ 2056
(fair price: $ 1395)
London → Bucharest
London → Bucharest
London → Bucharest
$ 175
(fair price: $ 136)

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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 26-09-2020.

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