Brazil vs Romania - Cost of Living Comparison

Brazil Romania
🚶 Cost of living one person
$661
$650
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1645
$1637
🏠 One person rent
$285
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$517
🍽️ Food expenses
$217
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$79.3
$37.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$396
$688
💸 GDP per capita
$6797
$12915
😃 Human freedom index
7.22
8.33
❤️ Life expectancy
76.1
74.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
45
🌐 English speaking %
5.1%
31%
🎓 Higher education
93
71
😀 Quality of life
45
62
🏙️ Population
213M
19.6M

The average cost of living in Brazil ($661) is 2% more expensive than in Romania ($650). Brazil ranked 128th vs 131st for Romania in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Brazil compared to 1.1 months in Romania. Ranked 113th and 53rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brazil vs Romania

We calculate prices for Brazil and Romania as a population-weighted mean of 385 and 47 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Brazil Romania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$6.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$26.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.82
$4.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$1.61
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$1.31
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$295
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$205
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$546
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$345
$366
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$69.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.3
$107
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$7.77
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.53%
6.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1462
$1608
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1009
$1140
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$0.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$40.2
$16.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.14
$4.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.04
$0.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$2.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.69
$5.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$5.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.55
$5.32
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.09
$4.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.2
$7.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.6
$33.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
$5.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.5
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.8
$5.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.8
$56.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.8
$65.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$271
$339
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6225
$5265

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Cities Comparison in Brazil vs Romania

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brazil

City Cost of living Population
Sao Paulo
$948
12.3M
Rio de Janeiro
$903
6.75M
Brasilia
$878
3.02M
Manaus
$828
2.22M
Curitiba
$698
1.88M
Belo Horizonte
$722
2.51M
Belem
$689
1.5M
Recife
$653
1.65M
Campinas
$753
1.16M
Salvador
$694
2.89M
Porto Alegre
$727
1.48M
Fortaleza
$565
2.45M
Santo Andre
$702
710K
Natal
$586
878K
Goiania
$683
1.39M
Guarulhos
$548
1.32M
Maceio
$564
1.03M
Nova Iguacu
$586
823K
Joao Pessoa
$632
818K
Ribeirao Preto
$682
666K
Niteroi
$733
497K
Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
689K
Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
844K
Caxias do Sul
$492
517K
Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$594
707K
Vitoria
$650
356K
Jundiai
$776
402K
Osasco
$646
695K
Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
511K
Sorocaba
$672
645K

In Romania

City Cost of living Population
Bucharest
$823
1.88M
Cluj-Napoca
$709
325K
Timisoara
$642
319K
Iasi
$607
290K
Constanta
$701
284K
Brasov
$676
253K
Craiova
$618
270K
Oradea
$525
196K
Galati
$593
249K
Ploiesti
$609
210K
Braila
$552
180K
Arad
$497
159K
Targu Mures
$550
134K
Pitesti
$653
155K
Sibiu
$628
147K
Baia Mare
$493
124K
Bacau
$631
144K
Buzau
$597
115K
Ramnicu Valcea
$559
98.8K
Satu Mare
$583
102K
Botosani
$635
107K
Suceava
$542
92.1K
Bistrita
$461
75.1K
Slatina
$560
70.3K
Piatra Neamt
$517
85.1K
Resita
$543
73.3K
Targu Jiu
$453
82.5K
Targoviste
$514
79.6K
Alba Iulia
$500
63.5K
Tulcea
$549
73.7K