Whether you're living in Romania or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

7,200 RON

average per month

1,800 RON

Range

15,000 RON

14,000 RON

average per month

2,700 RON

Range

22,000 RON

22,000 RON

average per month

6,300 RON

Range

32,000 RON

5,400 RON

average per month

900 RON

Range

12,000 RON

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Romania is 7,200 RON. Expenses can range from 1,800 RON at the minimum level to 15,000 RON at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Romania is 14,000 RON. Expenditure can range from 2,700 RON to 22,000 RON per month.

The average cost of living for families in Romania is 22,000 RON per month. Families spend anywhere from 6,300 RON to 32,000 RON.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Romania is 5,400 RON. Students spend from 900 RON to 12,000 RON per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

1.8 RON

1.8 RON

1.8 RON

combo meal

18 RON

13 RON

30 RON

meal for one

60 RON

47 RON

75 RON

meal for one

150 RON

100 RON

180 RON

Soft Drink

1.5 RON

1.5 RON

1.5 RON

or latte

12 RON

7.5 RON

18 RON

large bottle

9.0 RON

7.5 RON

10 RON

bread

1.3 RON

1.1 RON

1.5 RON

eggs

9.0 RON

7.5 RON

11 RON

chicken

21 RON

16 RON

26 RON

1 kg or 1 lb

24 RON

20 RON

30 RON

1 kg or 1 lb

13 RON

11 RON

15 RON

1 kg or 1 lb

6.0 RON

5.0 RON

7.5 RON

1 kg or 1 lb

6.4 RON

5.6 RON

6.9 RON

1 kg or 1 lb

6.2 RON

5.5 RON

6.9 RON

taxi ride

9.0 RON

7.5 RON

18 RON

full tank

60 RON

45 RON

120 RON

1-day rental

60 RON

45 RON

90 RON

price

45,000 RON

23,000 RON

60,000 RON

one way

2.3 RON

1.5 RON

4.5 RON

Service

90 RON

60 RON

180 RON

and water bill

430 RON

110 RON

920 RON

and water bill

540 RON

140 RON

1,100 RON

and water bill

870 RON

190 RON

970 RON

and cable

90 RON

45 RON

120 RON

charges

60 RON

36 RON

180 RON

ticket

30 RON

23 RON

45 RON

membership

90 RON

72 RON

180 RON

or pants

75 RON

53 RON

110 RON

dress

69 RON

50 RON

230 RON

shoes

64 RON

47 RON

150 RON

shoes

50 RON

41 RON

100 RON

suit

56 RON

45 RON

300 RON

t-shirt

30 RON

23 RON

90 RON

apartment

1,100 RON

750 RON

3,000 RON

apartment

1,800 RON

1,100 RON

4,500 RON

apartment

2,300 RON

1,500 RON

6,000 RON

apartment

230,000 RON

150,000 RON

450,000 RON

apartment

300,000 RON

180,000 RON

1,100,000 RON

apartment

900,000 RON

300,000 RON

1,800,000 RON

Bed

1,100 RON

900 RON

1,500 RON

Bed

900 RON

600 RON

1,100 RON

Bed

690 RON

530 RON

900 RON

Room

1,300 RON

1,000 RON

4,500 RON

Table

600 RON

450 RON

1,100 RON

or Couch

820 RON

600 RON

1,800 RON

Set

900 RON

600 RON

1,800 RON

or Freezer

820 RON

530 RON

1,100 RON

Machine

1,000 RON

690 RON

1,800 RON

or Cooker

820 RON

640 RON

1,100 RON

Phone

900 RON

750 RON

1,300 RON

or Computer

1,000 RON

820 RON

1,800 RON

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Romania

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 650 RON |

AVERAGE | 2,600 RON |

HIGH | 5,500 RON |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 110 RON |

AVERAGE | 430 RON |

HIGH | 920 RON |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 140 RON |

AVERAGE | 580 RON |

HIGH | 1,200 RON |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 290 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,200 RON |

HIGH | 2,500 RON |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 160 RON |

AVERAGE | 650 RON |

HIGH | 1,400 RON |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 90 RON |

AVERAGE | 360 RON |

HIGH | 770 RON |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 36 RON |

AVERAGE | 140 RON |

HIGH | 310 RON |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 320 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,300 RON |

HIGH | 2,800 RON |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Romania

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 890 RON |

AVERAGE | 4,500 RON |

HIGH | 7,100 RON |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 140 RON |

AVERAGE | 540 RON |

HIGH | 1,100 RON |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 320 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,600 RON |

HIGH | 2,600 RON |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 380 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,900 RON |

HIGH | 3,000 RON |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 300 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,500 RON |

HIGH | 2,400 RON |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 160 RON |

AVERAGE | 810 RON |

HIGH | 1,300 RON |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 54 RON |

AVERAGE | 270 RON |

HIGH | 430 RON |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 460 RON |

AVERAGE | 2,300 RON |

HIGH | 3,700 RON |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Romania

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 2,000 RON |

AVERAGE | 6,900 RON |

HIGH | 10,000 RON |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 190 RON |

AVERAGE | 870 RON |

HIGH | 970 RON |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 500 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,700 RON |

HIGH | 2,600 RON |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 1,100 RON |

AVERAGE | 3,900 RON |

HIGH | 5,800 RON |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 500 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,700 RON |

HIGH | 2,600 RON |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 320 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,100 RON |

HIGH | 1,600 RON |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 880 RON |

AVERAGE | 3,000 RON |

HIGH | 4,500 RON |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 760 RON |

AVERAGE | 2,600 RON |

HIGH | 3,900 RON |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Romania

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 220 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,300 RON |

HIGH | 2,800 RON |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 36 RON |

AVERAGE | 220 RON |

HIGH | 470 RON |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 63 RON |

AVERAGE | 380 RON |

HIGH | 820 RON |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 180 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,100 RON |

HIGH | 2,300 RON |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 54 RON |

AVERAGE | 320 RON |

HIGH | 700 RON |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 45 RON |

AVERAGE | 270 RON |

HIGH | 590 RON |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 170 RON |

AVERAGE | 1,000 RON |

HIGH | 2,200 RON |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 140 RON |

AVERAGE | 810 RON |

HIGH | 1,800 RON |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Romania typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 3,800 RON with expenditure ranging from 940 RON and 6,500 RON. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Romania ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 510 RON with 120 RON and 860 RON being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 260 RON to 1,800 RON on commuting with 1,100 RON being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Romania is 2,000 RON. The cost of groceries can range between 500 RON to 3,400 RON. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Romania allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 250 RON to 1,800 RON with 1,000 RON being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 150 RON to 1,100 RON with 630 RON being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 1,100 RON per month with 290 RON being the minimum spent amount and 1,900 RON being the maximum.