Eastern Europe

Bucharest

Chaotic, concrete and traffic-jammed, Bucharest is likelier to charm visitors with its museums, dining and nightlife than the face it initially presents. Communism and capitalism collided in Romania's capital to create an uneven architectural landscape that reflects the city's rocky economic development, but today Bucharest is a growing metropolis of 2.5 million people. The headquarters of most Romanian firms are located here, along with many international brands and chains that have sprung up in the past decade.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
66
Earning level
55
Purchasing power
67
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Facts about Bucharest

Price Level Index
Bucharest
54.3
New York
100.0
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1
5
66
77
Earnings Level Index
Bucharest
21.2
New York
100.0
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1
7
55
77
Working Time
Bucharest
0/ 40.2m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
50
77
Purchasing Power Index
Bucharest
39.1
New York
100.0
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1
10
67
77
Did you know…
The Parliament palace in Bucharest is the world's second-largest building. It's 84m high, occupies 365,000 sqm, and is also the heaviest building in the world.