Currency

Romanian leu/lei (singular/plural)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than 130 lei

  • Hostel dorm room or guesthouse: 50 lei per person
  • Street food and self-catering: 40 lei
  • Train/bus tickets: 30 lei
  • Museum admission: 10 lei

Midrange: 130–360 lei

  • Double in a midrange hotel or pension: 120 lei per person
  • Meals in good restaurants: 60 lei
  • Train/bus tickets: 30 lei
  • Museum admissions: 30 lei

Top end: More than 360 lei

  • Double in the best place in town: 200 lei per person
  • Lunch/dinner at the best restaurants: 80 lei
  • Taxi rides: 50 lei
  • Museum admissions: 30 lei

Bargaining

Gentle haggling is common in crafts markets; in all other instances you’re expected to pay the stated price.

Money

The city is full of ATMs and banks that exchange currency. Banca Comercială Română is one of several banks and ATMs along busy Str Gheorghe Bariţiu.