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Life in Constanța

Quality of life and cost of living

Work Force and Salaries

Constanța Metropolitan Area (2011 census): about 192,000 active people, which accounted for 44% of the total stable population.

Pupils and students represented 14% of the population, while the retirees represented 23%. Other well-represented economic categories at the metropolitan level are homemakers (7% of the population).

In 2017, the average monthly net salary in Constanța was 2,126 Romanian Lei (around 470 Euro, or around $530), with a substantial variation between individual sectors. When compared to average 2017 monthly net salaries in other EU countries, Constanța is quite competitive.

Constanța vs. other EU secondary cities

The cost of living in Romania – especially in secondary cities like Constanța – is approximately 50% lower when compared to other important western port cities from EU Member States (Rotterdam, Antwerp, Trieste) and at least 12% cheaper than other port cities from CEE countries (Tallin or Rijeka).

Maintaining the same standard of life from Country with a salary of… in Constanța, you need a monthly salary of…  
Rotterdam 3,689.25 Euro 1,676.58 Euro
Consumer Prices 82.16% higher than in Constanța  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 120.05% higher than in Constanța  
Rent Prices 322.16% higher than in Constanța  
Restaurant Prices 96.56% higher than in Constanța  
Groceries Prices 82.82% higher than in Constanța  
Antwerp 3,370.92 Euro 1,676.58 Euro
Consumer Prices 81.72% higher than in Constanța  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 101.06% higher than in Constanța  
Rent Prices 204.23% higher than in Constanța  
Restaurant Prices 111.96% higher than in Constanța  
Groceries Prices 93.18% higher than in Constanța  
Trieste 3,142.97 Euro 1,676.58 Euro
Consumer Prices 79.98% higher than in Constanța  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 87.46% higher than in Constanța  
Rent Prices 127.36% higher than in Constanța  
Restaurant Prices 75.37% higher than in Constanța  
Groceries Prices 127.25% higher than in Constanța  
Marseilles 3,021.13 Euro 1,676.58 Euro
Consumer Prices 62.53% higher than in Constanța  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 80.20% higher than in Constanța  
Rent Prices 174.47% higher than in Constanța  
Restaurant Prices 62.26% higher than in Constanța  
Groceries Prices 81.77% higher than in Constanța  
Valencia 2,565.48 Euro 1,676.58 Euro
Consumer Prices 37.39% higher than in Constanța  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 53.02% higher than in Constanța  
Rent Prices 136.41% higher than in Constanța  
Restaurant Prices 28.35% lower than in Constanța  
Groceries Prices 49.20% higher than in Constanța  
Tallinn 2,478.26 Euro 1,676.58 Euro
Consumer Prices 35.29% higher than in Constanța  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 47.82% higher than in Constanța  
Rent Prices 114.62% higher than in Constanța  
Restaurant Prices 41.79% higher than in Constanța  
Groceries Prices 25.68% higher than in Constanța  
Rijeka 16,440.82 Croatian Kuna 12,451.46 Croatian Kuna
Consumer Prices 31.09% higher than in Constanța  
Consumer Prices Including Rent 32.04% higher than in Constanța  
Rent Prices 37.12% higher than in Constanța  
Restaurant Prices 7.34% lower than in Constanța  
Groceries Prices 42.08% higher than in Constanța