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INTRODUCING Cluj

Find out more about doing business in Cluj, the most important city in Transylvania

Read about: public Institutions, business clusters, business clubsbusiness associations, international cultural centers, consulates, industrial parks and universities.

 

More about Cluj: European Youth Capital in 2015, ranked 1st as the city most welcoming to foreigners according to an EU study, the least polluted city in Europe, the most attractive growth pole in Romania, according to KPMG.

 

Cluj, among the Top 3 fastest growing economies in the EU

Cluj tripled its GDP per capita in the last 13 years. The economy of Cluj is growing 4x faster than the economy of the strongest cities on the continent. Around 20% of the workforce is employed in the creative and innovative industries. About 40% of the population of the metropolitan area are students or have recently graduated. The IT sector grew more than 10x in the last decade.

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COST OF LIVING

If you relocate from London to Cluj, the unofficial capital of Transylvania, you'll be paying about 6x less for rent, 6x less for transportation, 4x less for salaries if you're an employer, 3x less for food and yes, 4x less for beer. Brilliant!

Muzeului Square, Cluj (image source)

Muzeului Square, Cluj (image source)

CLUJ VS. LONDON / PRICE COMPARISON

 

RESTAURANTS

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant (3.70 £ vs. 15.00 £), Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course (15.19 £ vs. 54.00 £), McMeal at McDonalds or Equivalent Combo Meal (3.42 £ vs. 5.00 £), Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter draught (0.95 £ vs. 4.00 £), Imported Beer, 0.33 liter bottle (1.33 £ vs. 4.00 £), Cappuccino, regular (1.09 £ vs. 2.61 £), Coke/Pepsi, 0.33 liter bottle (0.85 £ vs. 1.15 £), Water, 0.33 liter bottle (0.67 £ vs. 0.94 £).

 

MARKETS

Milk, regular, 1 liter (0.77 £ vs. 0.92 £), Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 500g (0.46 £ vs. 0.99 £), Rice, white, 1kg (0.78 £ vs. 1.46 £), Eggs, 12 (1.35 £ vs. 2.19 £), Local Cheese, 1kg (5.00 £ vs. 5.82 £), Chicken Breasts, Boneless, Skinless, 1kg (3.37 vs. £6.76 £), Beef Round, 1kg, or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat (5.57 £ vs. 9.13 £), Apples, 1kg (0.64 £ vs. 1.89 £), Banana, 1kg (0.95 £ vs. 1.04 £), Oranges, 1kg (0.81 £ vs. 1.88 £), Tomato, 1kg (0.89 £ vs. 1.92 £), Potato, 1kg (0.38 £ vs. 1.21 £), Onion 1kg (0.41 £ vs. 1.03 £), Lettuce, 1 head (0.50 £ vs. 0.75 £), Water, 1.5 liter bottle (0.47 £ vs. 0.89 £), Bottle of Wine, Mid-Range (3.80 £ vs. 8.00 £), Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter bottle (0.58 £ vs. 1.57 £), Imported Beer, 0.33 liter bottle (0.85 £ vs. 1.76 £), Pack of Cigarettes, Marlboro (2.94 £ vs. 9.00 £).

 

TRANSPORTATION

One-way Ticket, Local Transport (0.38 £ vs. 2.50 £), Monthly Pass, Regular Price (11.39 £ vs. 130.00 £), Taxi Start, Normal Tariff (0.43 £ vs. 3.00 £), Taxi 1km, Normal Tariff (0.43 £ vs. 3.11 £), Taxi 1hour Waiting, Normal Tariff (4.27 £ vs. 47.10 £), Gasoline, 1 liter (0.98 £ vs. 1.11 £), Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline Or Equivalent New Car (14,053.46 £ vs. 18,000.00 £)

 

UTILITIES (MONTHLY)

Basic - Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage - for 85m2 Apartment (80.33 £ vs. 149.84 £), 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local, No Discounts or Plans (0.12 £ vs. 0.16 £), Internet, 10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL (5.92 £ vs. 24.19 £)

 

SPORTS & LEISURE

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult (21.40 £ vs. 47.80 £), Tennis Court Rent, 1 Hour on Weekend (7.81 £ vs. 11.76 £), Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat (3.80 £ vs. 12.00 £)

 

CLOTHING AND SHOES

1 Pair of Jeans, Levis 501 Or Similar (36.47 £ vs. 64.26 £), 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store, Zara, H&M (26.63 £ vs. 32.11 £), 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes, Mid-Range (51.57 £ vs. 64.61 £), 1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes (59.81 £ vs. 76.60 £)

 

RENT PER MONTH

Apartment, 1 bedroom, in City Centre (251.22 £ vs. 1,674.84 £), Apartment, 1 bedroom, Outside of Centre (181.62 £ vs. 1,164.52 £), Apartment, 3 bedrooms, in City Centre (430.24 £ vs. 3,308.44 £), Apartment, 3 bedrooms, Outside of Centre (303.47 £ vs. 1,926.98 £)

 

BUY APARTMENT PRICE

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre (1,122.53 £ vs. 16,953.47 £), Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre (868.90 £ vs. 8,077.21 £)

 

SALARIES AND FINANCING

Average Monthly Disposable Salary, Net After Tax (411.18 £ vs. 2,030.56 £)

 

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YOUR TRIP TO CLUJ

Cluj skyline (image source)

Cluj skyline (image source)

 

LONELY PLANET

Cluj is big on charm and in no time you'll be infected by it; boulevards, baroque architecture, bohemian cafe society, and back streets animated with bon viveurs and subterranean bars.

 

CLUJ.COM

If you plan to visit Cluj, this guide will help you find out where to stay, where to eat, places to see

 

VISIT CLUJ-NAPOCA

The official tourist guide for Cluj, created by the tourist board of the City of Cluj-Napoca

 

CLUJ21

Cluj was a candidate for the European Capital of Culture 2021 

 

WIKITRAVEL ABOUT CLUJ

Getting there and around, tips about restaurants, bars, and accomodation

 

HUFFINGTON POST ABOUT CLUJ

A list of 25 reasons to visit the city, emphasizing the mysterious, the bohemian, modern and archaic side of Cluj

 

THE TELEGRAPH ABOUT TRANSYLVANIA

Reveals the love story between Transylvania and its most famous (unofficial) ambassador, Prince Charles

 

THE INDEPENDENT ABOUT TRANSYLVANIA

Talks about the picturesque and unique landscapes of Transylvania, its beautiful citadels and the land history

 

FLY TO CLUJ

Cluj Arena and Somes river (image source)

Cluj Arena and Somes river (image source)

WIZZAIR

Direct low-cost flights to Cluj from London (Luton), Sheffield (Doncaster) and 28 other cities

 

BLUEAIR

Direct low-cost flights to Cluj from Birmingham, Liverpool and other cities.

 

CLUJ AIRPORT

1,5 million passengers and direct flights to 35 destinations

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN CLUJ

 

Royal School, accredited by the Council of British International Schools (image source)

Royal School, accredited by the Council of British International Schools (image source)

ROYAL SCHOOL IN TRANSYLVANIA

Contact Andrea Anton:  andreea.anton@royalschool.ro  |  +40 364 805 802

 

TRANSYLVANIA COLLEGE

Contact Anca Rusu: anca.rusu@transylvania-college.ro  |  +40 724 047 566

 

PRIVATE HEALTHCARE IN CLUJ

Private medical services can be 2x-7x cheaper in Cluj compared to the UK

Polaris Hospital, Cluj (image source)

Polaris Hospital, Cluj (image source)

POLARIS HOSPITAL

Contact: office@polarismedical.ro  | +40 364 805 802

 

MEDICOVER

Contact Rares Gavrilescu: rares.gavrilescu@medicover.ro  |  +40 752 104 938

 

REGINA MARIA

Contact: office.cluj@reginamaria.ro  |  +40 372 548 701

 

MEDLIFE

Contact: internationaldesk@medlife.ro  |  +40 264 960

 

SHOPPING IN CLUJ

Iulius Mall

448,820 SQ FT, 200 STORES, HYPERMARKET, 36 RESTAURANTS, CINEMA, SWIMMING POOL, PLAYGROUND

Iulius Mall, Cluj (image source)

Iulius Mall, Cluj (image source)

 

Vivo! Cluj-Napoca

676,880 SQ FT, 200 STORES, HYPERMARKET, 32 RESTAURANTS, CINEMA, FITNESS

Vivo! Cluj-Napoca (image source)

Vivo! Cluj-Napoca (image source)

Platinia Shopping Center

42,651 SQ FT,  STORES, SUPERMARKET,  RESTAURANTS, COFFE SHOP

Platinia Shopping Center (image source)

Platinia Shopping Center (image source)


ENTERTAINMENT IN CLUJ

Untold Festival

Voted Europe's Best Major Festival 2015 in the European Festival Awards, Untold Festival takes place in August in Cluj-Napoca. The daily attendance is around 70.000 people. The festival brought on the stage headliners such as: Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Afrojack, Faithless, Parov Stelar, Scooter. The 4-days pass costs around 90 euro.

 

Untold Festival 2017, Cluj (photo source)

Untold Festival 2017, Cluj (photo source)

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AROUND CLUJ

It's hard to say what is the #1 reason why you should be relocating to Cluj, Transylvania. But the spectacular outdoors could certainly be the one

 

13 miles from Cluj

Tarnita Lake

Map

Tarnita - One of the beautiful lakes in the Apuseni Mountains (copyright: creative commons)

Tarnita - One of the beautiful lakes in the Apuseni Mountains (copyright: creative commons)

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REAL ESTATE AGENCIES IN CLUJ

You can rent a studio in the Old Town of Cluj for 250 pounds per month

You can rent a studio in the Old Town of Cluj for 250 pounds per month

 

BLITZ IMOBILIARE

Contact: office@blitz-imobiliare.ro  | +40 264 333 777

 

WELT IMOBILIARE

Contact: office@weltimobiliare.ro |  +40 752 223 266

 

EDIL IMOBILIARE

Contact: office@edil.ro  |  +40 721 290 522

 

RBC IMOBILIARE

Contact: office@rbcimobiliare.ro  |  +40 757 129 791

 

NAPOCA IMOBILIARE

Contact:  office@napocaimobiliare.ro  |  +40 786 111 444

 


OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS IN CLUJ

 

RECOMMENDED PARTNER

BRITISH ROMANIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The British Romanian Chamber of Commerce is the premier business-led organisation promoting bilateral trade and investment between the United Kingdom and Romania.

Contact: shajjad.rizvi@brcconline.eu  |  +40 744 873 340

The river bank in Cluj

The river bank in Cluj

 

 

NETHERLANDS ROMANIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Since 2006, The Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) supports and promotes the Dutch-Romanian business community. The NRCC does that this by creating business opportunities within its active community of members, having a close contact with Embassy of The Netherlands in Romania and acting as a consultation partner between the business sector and the Romanian Government.

Contact: info@nrcc.ro

THE ROMANIAN-SWEDISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  

Contact: +40 722 806 384

ENTERPRISE BUSINESS NETWORK

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) with international ambitions. It has 3,000 experts across 600 member organisations in more than 60 countries. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, and research institutes.

Contact Oana Stanculescu: bisnet@nord-vest.ro|  +40 758 777 154


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