Cost of living in Timisoara, Romania

Summary of cost of living in Timisoara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,491 lei
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,510 lei
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Timisoara, Romania. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 35 lei
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 18 lei
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 12 lei
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 5.09 lei
12 eggs, large 12 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.63 lei
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 15 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.80 lei
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.51 lei
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.88 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 31 lei
2 liters of coca-cola 6 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.10 lei
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,328 lei
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,472 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 450 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,478 lei
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,272 lei
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 263 lei
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 34 lei
40” flat screen tv 1,393 lei
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 325 lei
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 38 lei
Hourly rate for cleaning help 29 lei
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 235 lei
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 183 lei
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 323 lei
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 322 lei
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 79,144 lei
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.49 lei
Monthly ticket public transport 89 lei
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 23 lei
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 28 lei
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 28 lei
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 104 lei
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 17 lei
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 13 lei
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 14 lei
4 rolls of toilet paper 5.76 lei
Tube of toothpaste 10 lei
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 25 lei
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 69 lei
2 tickets to the movies 51 lei
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 133 lei
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 80 lei
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 19 lei
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 11 lei
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 lei
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,490 lei
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.56 lei
1 month of gym membership in business district 164 lei
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 17 lei
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 133 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: July 09, 2020

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