Cost of living in Chişinău, Moldova

Summary of cost of living in Chişinău

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 32,841 Leu
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 14,669 Leu
  • Chişinău is the cheapest city in Eastern Europe (24 out of 24)
  • Cost of living in Chişinău is cheaper than in 96% of cities in the World (260 out of 270)

List of prices in Chişinău, Moldova. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 69 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 68 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 33 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 Leu
12 eggs, large 24 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 20 Leu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 59 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 14 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12 Leu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 Leu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 118 Leu
2 liters of coca-cola 23 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6 Leu
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 10,435 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,815 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,457 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,028 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,829 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,283 Leu
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 177 Leu
40” flat screen tv 6,882 Leu
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,613 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 210 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 58 Leu
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,353 Leu
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 840 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,757 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,439 Leu
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 273,830 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 201 Leu
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 64 Leu
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 114 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 164 Leu
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 289 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 52 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 60 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 60 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 21 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 30 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 108 Leu
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 272 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 187 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 394 Leu
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 545 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 91 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 35 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 30 Leu
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 13,568 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.54 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 729 Leu
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 27 Leu
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 299 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: February 18, 2020

Chişinău position in our World Ranking

the world
260th
out of 270
eastern europe
24th
out of 24

Cheapest and most expensive products in Chişinău compared to other cities:

the world
3rd
the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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