Cost of living in Iasi, Romania

Summary of cost of living in Iasi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 7,992 lei
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,271 lei
  • Iasi is the 4th cheapest city in Eastern Europe (21 out of 24)
  • Cost of living in Iasi is cheaper than in 90% of cities in the World (233 out of 258)

List of prices in Iasi, Romania. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 34 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 20 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 11 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.75 lei
12 eggs, large 13 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.95 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.70 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.36 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.44 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 25 lei
2 liters of coca-cola 5.46 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.90 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,070 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,417 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 348 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,404 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 909 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 233 lei
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 33 lei
40” flat screen tv 1,233 lei
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 317 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 230 lei
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 144 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 331 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 364 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 72,246 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.53 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 84 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 21 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 32 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 19 lei
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 98 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 20 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 15 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.42 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 33 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 68 lei
2 tickets to the movies 41 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 146 lei
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 117 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 17 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 8 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6 lei
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,380 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.63 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 149 lei
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 16 lei
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 115 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2020

Iasi position in our World Ranking

the world
233rd
out of 258
eastern europe
21st
out of 24

Cheapest and most expensive products in Iasi compared to other cities:

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1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
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2nd

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