Romania vs United Kingdom - Cost of Living Comparison

Romania United Kingdom
🚶 Cost of living one person
$650
$1804
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1637
$4398
🏠 One person rent
$300
$1069
🏘️ Family rent
$517
$1906
🍽️ Food expenses
$238
$426
🚐 Transport expenses
$37.2
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$688
$2896
💸 GDP per capita
$12915
$41059
😃 Human freedom index
8.33
8.75
❤️ Life expectancy
74.4
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
45
78
🌐 English speaking %
31%
98.3%
🎓 Higher education
71
100
😀 Quality of life
62
84
🏙️ Population
19.6M
66M

The average cost of living in Romania ($650) is 64% less expensive than in the United Kingdom ($1804). Romania ranked 131st vs 16th for the United Kingdom in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Romania compared to 1.6 months in the United Kingdom. Ranked 53rd and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Romania vs the United Kingdom

We calculate prices for Romania and the United Kingdom as a population-weighted mean of 47 and 277 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.

Romania United Kingdom
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.28
$16.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.3
$61
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.47
$7.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.61
$5.22
 Cappuccino
$1.87
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.31
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$295
$1107
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$205
$843
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$546
$2116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$366
$1547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69.5
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.77
$36.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.01%
3.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1608
$7237
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1140
$4450
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$3.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.5
$92.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.82
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.62
$1.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.09
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.72
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.82
$7.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.08
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.82
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$2.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$2.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.23
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.32
$9.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$2.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.41
$14.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.92
$5.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.29
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.31
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.13
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.2
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.7
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.9
$102
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.4
$14.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$56.1
$76.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.7
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$339
$1266
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5265
$16823

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Cities Comparison in Romania vs the United Kingdom

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In the United Kingdom

City Cost of living Population
London
$2759
8.91M
Birmingham
$1627
1.14M
Leeds
$1670
789K
Glasgow
$1533
626K
Bristol
$1799
567K
Manchester
$1764
548K
Leicester
$1421
464K
Solihull
$1464
207K
Edinburgh
$1695
488K
Sheffield
$1424
518K
Coventry
$1521
363K
Liverpool
$1498
513K
Westminster
$2602
255K
Portsmouth
$1387
248K
York
$1597
208K
Bolton
$1167
285K
Cardiff
$1551
361K
Swindon
$1524
222K
Brighton and Hove
$1747
285K
Belfast
$1545
334K
Sunderland
$1321
277K
Peterborough
$1239
194K
Southampton
$1569
271K
Milton Keynes
$1814
207K
Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
300K
Nottingham
$1401
289K
Ipswich
$1409
290K
Northampton
$1529
212K
Derby
$1359
255K
Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
249K