Bucharest

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
26/263
Details
Large apartment$525.65
Medium apartment$423.91
Rent index [score]0.94
Small apartment$322.17

Cost of Living

9
34/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.00
A Cappuccino$2.60
A beer$0.99
A kilogram of Apples$0.84
Bread$0.33
Inflation [score]0.87
Lunch$6.90
Monthly fitness club membership$53.00
Monthly public transport$16.00
Movie ticket$6.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$36.19

Startups

6
72/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups13
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.48
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.39
Meetups groups105
Meetups members28737
Number of investors16
Number of startup events in the last 12 months83
Number of upcoming meetup events22
Startup climate scene [score]0.52
Startup events8
Startup events10
Startup events [score]0.34
Startups [score]0.68
Total number of startups256

Venture Capital

3
167/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.27

Travel Connectivity

3
114/260
Details
Airport hub66
Airport hub [score]0.34
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.36

Commute

5
128/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Romania/Bucharest
Traffic handling [score]0.63

Business Freedom

6
203/259
Details
Business freedom66.10
Business freedom [score]0.48
Freedom from corruption43.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.35
Lack of labor restrictions65.10
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.54
Time to open a business12.00
Time to open a business [score]0.88

Safety

9
30/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.79
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]1.00

Healthcare

6
197/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.76
Healthcare quality [score]0.55
Life expectancy (years)75.04
Life expectancy [score]0.50

Education

4
186/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Bucharest
Best university ranking801
Country mean scores in PISA math test443.18
Country mean scores in PISA reading test437.60
Country mean scores in PISA science test438.77
PISA math ranking (high school)42
PISA ranking44
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.64
PISA reading (high school)46
PISA science (high school)46
Percent of happy students0.76
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.41
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.37
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.37
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.03
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.02
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.01
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

4
212/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.32
Cleanliness [score]0.38
Drinking water quality [score]0.37
Urban greenery [score]0.50

Economy

4
194/258
Details
Currency for urban areaRON
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.49
GDP per capita$19711.63
GDP per capita [score]0.33

Taxation

7
35/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.64
Income tax level [score]0.73
Profit tax (% of profit)0.38
Time overhead to file company taxes161
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

9
6/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)50.53
Internet access (download) [score]0.77
Internet access (upload) [score]0.98
Upload speed (Mbps)38.57

Leisure & Culture

7
72/263
Details
Art galleries58
Art galleries [score]0.58
Cinemas23
Cinemas [score]0.68
Comedy clubs57
Comedy clubs [score]0.82
Concert venues33
Concerts [score]0.69
Historical sites30
Historical sites [score]0.77
Museums55
Museums [score]0.63
Performing art venues32
Performing arts [score]0.64
Sport venues88
Sports [score]0.68
Zoos11
Zoos [score]0.69

Tolerance

5
225/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index74.14
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.76
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT gender changing rightsAmbiguous
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.17

Outdoors

2
228/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.29
Median peak in meters665.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)81.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Bucharest are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Bucharest will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$335$513
$424
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$53
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$9
Monthly public transport$16
Lunch$7
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compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Bucharest are below average. For this job type, Bucharest ranks 173rd for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Bucharest.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$32,472
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

0.70
Guns per 100 people
0.14
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Bucharest in position 56 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Bucharest


Bucharest (Romanian: București) is Romania's capital and largest city, as well as the most important industrial and commercial center of the country. With more than 2.1 million inhabitants in the urban area, Bucharest is one of the largest cities in Southeastern Europe.

Bucharest is the primary entry point into Romania. Bucharest is a booming city with many large infrastructure projects changing the old face of the city. Known in the past as "The Little Paris," Bucharest has changed a lot lately, and today it has become a very interesting mix of old and new that has little to do with its former reputation. Finding a 300 year old church near a steel-and-glass tower that both sit next to a communist-style building is commonplace in Bucharest. Bucharest offers some excellent attractions, and has in recent years has cultivated a sophisticated, trendy, and modern sensibility that many have come to expect from a European capital. Bucharest has benefited from an economic boom along with the EU grants that have helped rebuild parts of the city, including the revamped old town. Those who have known Bucharest in the past but have not visited recently will be surprised by the changes that are taking place. The largest project finished at this time is the impressive Basarab overpass, which is Europe's widest cable bridge.

The official language is Romanian, a Romance language which claims to be the closest currently-spoken relative to Ancient Latin, but contains around 20% of loan words from Slavonic languages. Most younger educated people will speak English reasonably well and will likely be proficient in one or more second Romance languages; most educated people born before about 1970 will speak French, Spanish or Italian reasonably well. The Roma people (Gypsies) speak their native Romany, as well as Romanian, and sometimes English as well. Beyond that, as in any major city, there will be a smattering of other languages like Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Hungarian and German.

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