According to a labour market survey, conducted by Syndex, Bucharest has the highest monthy net avarege of 3,684 lei (approx €780) followed by Cluj with the average net of 3,115 lei (approx €660) in 2018.
There were also salaries over 2,600 lei (approx €550) paid in other counties such as Iasi, Sibiu, Brasov, Timis and Ilfov, as reported by Ziarul Financiar.
The study has highlighted the large demographic difference between salaries, which has been a concern for some time. For example, in net salaries in Bucharset are around 84% higher than in Vrancea, a county in Eastern Romania, and also the salary in Bucharest actually increased by 12.6% during 2018, compared to 11.1% in Vrancea.
It’s expected that if growth continues, Cluj could reach or even surpass the capital in terms of average net pay, as growth in Cluj has shown to be slightly higher than in Bucharest.
In terms of sectors, IT and financial insurance have the highest average salary, as well as a significant increases within the construction sector.
Data from the National Statistics Institued (INS – Institutul National de Statistica), were released on Monday, 8th July 2019, and revealed that the net average incomes increaed by 14.7% in Romania in May 2019 compared to the same month in 2018 to 3,101 lei (approx €655) and consumed price grew by 10.2%