Cost of living in Iasi, Romania

Summary of cost of living in Iasi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,466 lei
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,410 lei
  • Cost of living in Iasi is cheaper than in 76% of cities in Eastern Europe (22 out of 29)
  • Cost of living in Iasi is cheaper than in 93% of cities in the World (250 out of 270)
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List of prices in Iasi
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 37 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 21 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4.58 lei
12 eggs, large 12 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.71 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 2.65 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.46 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 lei
2 liters of coca-cola 5.49 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.12 lei
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,058 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,505 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 929 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 232 lei
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 32 lei
40” flat screen tv 1,284 lei
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 309 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 35 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17 lei
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 256 lei
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 150 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 318 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 376 lei
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 72,246 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 84 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 24 lei
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 32 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20 lei
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 95 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 19 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 14 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 17 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.53 lei
Tube of toothpaste 11 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 33 lei
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 68 lei
2 tickets to the movies 40 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 163 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 11 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 lei
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,380 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.55 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 218 lei
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 20 lei
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 80 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: July 02, 2022

Iasi position in our World Ranking

the world
250th
out of 270
eastern europe
22nd
out of 29

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

the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd

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