Cluj-Napoca

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
20/265
Details
Large apartment$480.00
Medium apartment$380.00
Rent index [score]0.95
Small apartment$290.00

Cost of Living

9
22/250
Details
5km taxi ride$2.70
A Cappuccino$1.80
A beer$0.88
A kilogram of Apples$0.73
Bread$0.42
Inflation [score]0.91
Lunch$5.20
Monthly fitness club membership$33.00
Monthly public transport$15.00
Movie ticket$4.50
Price of a meal at a restaurant$28.42

Startups

4
166/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.32
Meetups groups79
Meetups members22766
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months38
Number of upcoming meetup events13
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.50
Total number of startups50

Venture Capital

1
216/222
Details
Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

2
191/265
Details
Airport hub18
Airport hub [score]0.16
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.19

Commute

6
50/252
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.82

Business Freedom

6
207/263
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]0.87

Safety

9
16/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.89
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

7
145/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.79
Healthcare quality [score]0.70
Life expectancy (years)75.04
Life expectancy [score]0.50

Education

2
195/239
Details
Best university in rankingBabeş-Bolyai University
Best university ranking700
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)35
PISA ranking40
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.39
PISA reading (high school)35
PISA science (high school)38
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

7
116/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.68
Cleanliness [score]0.72
Drinking water quality [score]0.77
Urban greenery [score]0.58

Economy

4
198/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area4.08
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
36/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.64
Income tax level [score]0.72
Profit tax (% of profit)0.38
Time overhead to file company taxes161
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

8
20/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)44.15
Internet access (download) [score]0.87
Internet access (upload) [score]0.67
Upload speed (Mbps)20.69

Leisure & Culture

3
247/264
Details
Art galleries53
Art galleries [score]0.48
Cinemas23
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs35
Comedy clubs [score]0.64
Concert venues61
Concerts [score]0.67
Historical sites14
Historical sites [score]0.19
Museums23
Museums [score]0.34
Performing art venues52
Performing arts [score]0.51
Sport venues13
Sports [score]0.62
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

9
36/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index77.95
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.79
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT gender changing rightsAmbiguous
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.93

Outdoors

4
156/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.31
Median peak in meters832.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)352.00
Water access [score]0.58
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Cluj-Napoca are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Cluj-Napoca 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)

$380$570
$480
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$33
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$8
Monthly public transport$15
Lunch$5
-65%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Cluj-Napoca are below average. For this job type, Cluj-Napoca ranks 196th for salaries among 265 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 Cluj-Napoca.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$29,537
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

16%
For annual salary of $40000
16%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

20%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

27/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

82/262
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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 Cluj-Napoca in position 37 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Cluj-Napoca

Population of Cluj-Napoca

349,500
777 /km²
153/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-41%
Growth in 2015-2020
Cluj-Napoca

Demographics of Romania

Median age
41
Elderly people
16%
Life expectancy at birth
75
GDP per capita (in USD)
$19,712
198/262
Unemployment
7%
158/263

Languages

English proficiency score
58
147/228
Common spoken languages
Romanian

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Founder
11.54%
Software Engineer
11.54%
UX Designer
3.85%
Research Scientist
3.85%
Marketing Manager
3.85%
QA Engineer
3.85%
Chef
3.85%
Other
57.69%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.8

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Cluj-Napoca

1:27 Cluj-Napoca, The Heart of Transylvania -TEASER

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On living in Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca (Romanian), Kolozsvár (Hungarian) or Klausenburg (German) is the capital of Cluj county and the unofficial capital of the historical region of Transylvania . The city, with 310,243 people, is very pleasant, and it is certainly a great experience for those who want to see urban Transylvanian life at its best. Along with fine dining, excellent cultural activities, a wonderful historical legacy and a great atmosphere, the city will certainly not disappoint those who add it to their travel itinerary. What's more is the fact that Cluj (as it's called for short) is so easy to access and get around.

The official language is Romanian, a Romance language. Most educated people born after about 1970 will speak reasonably good English and will likely be proficient in one or more second Romance languages; most educated people born before about 1970 will speak reasonably good French and Italian. Hungarian is a common language, spoken by the relatively large Hungarian minority. The Roma people (Gypsies) speak their native Romany, as well as Romanian. Beyond that, as in any major city, there will be a smattering of other languages.

Getting to Cluj-Napoca is easy due to its position and its status as a major Transylvanian city.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Romania
34th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

47th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

29th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

28th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

138th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

27th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

51st

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

80th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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