Live your career in Romania!
Say hi to your new lifestyle
The largest urban beach in Europe? Check. The most stunning Gothic and medieval castles with jaw-dropping stories to tell? Check. The most Miami-vibe nightclubs in Eastern Europe? Check. The most daredevil and gravity-defying winter sports? OK, Switzerland is still ahead of us, but we’re catching up fast.
So, what’s on your wish list? Whatever you have in mind, you’ll check it off in Romania. With a new place, come new friends and experiences. Whether you want to mingle with other expats or enjoy the Romanian way of life with friendly locals, you’ll keep adding new adventures to your list.
Currency: RON (leu). It means ‘lion’.
Population: 19.2M. Plus you.
Capital: Bucharest. Aka ‘Little Paris’. Not that little anymore.
Cost of living in Romania
Romania is one of the most affordable countries in Europe! Moreover, the quality of services and infrastructure in metropolitan areas rivals that of many Western cities. Boasting one of the fastest growing economies in the EU, Romania is a modern country with world-leading entertainment facilities, large shopping malls and contemporary architecture.
The average monthly salary in the country is EUR 650 net, with higher wages in Bucharest, the capital and largest city. A single adult (20-29 years old) spends on average 550 euros/month on shared accommodation, utilities, food, transportation, shopping and nightlife.
Travelling around the country is also convenient and inexpensive, whether by car, minibus, train or airplane. Even if you go on full day trips to the famous castles of Transylvania, you can still save money for other great adventures.
Food and drinks
Combo meal in a fast-food restaurant
Lunchtime menu with a drink
3-course meal in a mid-range restaurant
Bottle of traditional Romanian wine
Sports and leisure
Monthly gym membership
Escape room session/person
Cocktail drink in a downtown club
Utility bills for a 1-bedroom apartment
4G mobile phone plan
High-speed Internet (up to 940 Mbps)
Chain store clothing item
Two-trip ticket (metro)
Monthly pass (metro)
Taxi (tariff per 1km)
Estimated Uber trip (10km)
Working in Romania
Due to their social life and all the exciting activities in the country, Romanians value greatly their work-life balance. Employees work 40 hours a week, and overtime is compensated with extra days off or bonuses. Perfect for an extended city break or quality time with friends!
Romania has a Western European-style work culture focused on productivity with a strong start-up vibe. Likewise, flexible shifts or some form of remote work can be expected as part of the benefits package, depending on the position.