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Cost of living

General life as a student in


Romania is one of the least-expensive countries in the EU. It has prices for every pocket. Private accommodations range from under 100 euros per month per person to over 300 for a whole, multi-bedroom flat. A beer in a pub starts for as little as 1.5 euros but can also be about 3-4 euros in more fancy places. Traveling is also inexpensive. The price for a train ticket for about two-hour trip is no more than 10 euros and a flight ticket within Romania starts at 15 euros one-way, while tickets for students under 26 are half-priced. Food is very cheap if you buy it from supermarkets and virtually all accommodations in Romania provide cooking facilities.

Want to go more into details? Here’s an estimate of the main categories of average costs you need to consider when coming to Romania:

Accommodation – please see the dedicated session

Other living expenses

  • Food (canteen / groceries /eating out) – 100 Euro to 300 Euro / month
  • Gas, Electricity – 40 Euro to 60 Euro / month
  • Phone and internet – 20 Euro to 40 Euro / month
  • Medical insurance – from 12 Euro / month (either private or at CNAS - The National Health Insurance company, state owned)
  • Public transportation – 10 to 30 Euro / month
  • National transportation – a train or bus ticket for a 300 Km distance is around 15-20 Euros
  • Car maintenance – around 100 Euro / month (but finding parking places may not always be easy or cheap in the big cities)
  • Entertainment  - 200 Euro / month

Based on the city of choice, there may be variations, but you can always check with Numbeo for more personalized details.

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