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Looking for accommodation in Galati? Here is some information on its different neighbourhoods and on current rent prices.

Galati, which is found in the South of Moldavia, on the left bank of the Danube river, is one of the major Romanian cities. It is, above all, known to be an industrial hub specialising in naval construction and steel industry. Unlike other cities such as Cluj and Constanta, Galati does not host a large number of places of interest. However, it is almost as densely populated as the country’s major cities with some 330,000 inhabitants to date.


Galati consists of some 20 neighbourhoods, including several subdivisions. Among the most popular neighbourhoods, you have the port, city centre, and Danube. The city centre is further subdivided into three zones: the Station the Rizer Park and the University Campus, the names of which speak for themselves. Living in the city centre is, naturally, convenient, and gives you instant access to all of Galati’s amenities.

With that, note that Galati hosts an efficient public transport network including tramways, buses, and trolleybuses. This means that you can easily get around the city, especially if you reside in popular neighbourhoods like Traian Nord, Aviatiei, the C.F.R. Station, Piata Energiei, and Combinat Siderurgic.

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While there are foreigners living in Galati, the expat population in the city is not very big. Due to the absence of English schools, most expats choose to settle in the neighbouring Bucharest, which is a four-hour drive away.

Types of accommodation

Galati was seriously affected by the Second World War and, thus, does not offer the same diversity of housing options as other Romanian cities. In fact, the majority of residential buildings in the city are low-income housing units. With that, you will still be able to find well-maintained residential complexes in modern neighbourhoods — but their selection may be quite limited.

Rent prices

As mentioned above, Galati does not provide a large variety of accommodation options, especially in terms of looks, quality or comfort, unlike other cities. However, rent prices are surprisingly high compared to the rest of Romania. Hence, you can expect to pay up to 200 euros for a studio and over 350 euros for a larger place in the city centre. On the outskirts, on the other hand, rent prices are blissfully lower, reaching an average of just over 100 euros for a studio and under 200 euros for a larger apartment.

Find accommodation

You will have more chances of finding accommodation according to your criteria by checking classified ads in local newspapers or by registering with a local real estate agency. You can find a list of local real estate agencies in online directories. Keep in mind that if you do choose to work with a real estate agent, you will need to pay a service fee, which, typically, amounts to a one month rent. You can also browse through housing options on the Internet — although, as Galati is less popular than other Romanian cities among expats, there is only a limited selection of resources in English.


As housing offers and conditions in Galati are quite restrictive, you are advised to inspect the premises thoroughly and make an inventory prior to signing the lease.

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