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).