Germany vs Romania - Cost of Living Comparison

Germany Romania
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1325
$650
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3223
$1637
🏠 One person rent
$720
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$1340
$517
🍽️ Food expenses
$370
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$37.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2611
$688
💸 GDP per capita
$46253
$12915
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
8.33
❤️ Life expectancy
80.9
74.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
80
45
🌐 English speaking %
56.3%
31%
🎓 Higher education
94
71
😀 Quality of life
79
62
🏙️ Population
83.1M
19.6M

The average cost of living in Germany ($1325) is 104% more expensive than in Romania ($650). Germany ranked 30th 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 2 months in Germany compared to 1.1 months in Romania. Ranked 17th and 53rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Germany vs Romania

We calculate prices for Germany and Romania as a population-weighted mean of 662 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.

Germany Romania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$6.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.6
$26.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.42
$4.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.72
$1.61
 Cappuccino
$3
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.43
$1.31
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$667
$295
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$519
$205
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1374
$546
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1025
$366
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$69.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$212
$107
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.1
$7.77
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.98%
6.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5740
$1608
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4180
$1140
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.86
$0.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.5
$16.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$4.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.11
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.59
$2.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$5.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.39
$5.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.81
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.59
$5.32
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.69
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.08
$4.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.86
$7.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.47
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.42
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.7
$33.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
$5.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.3
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$15
$5.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.6
$56.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.7
$65.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$330
$339
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11602
$5265

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Cities Comparison in Germany vs Romania

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K

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