Cost of living in Chişinău, Moldova

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 88 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 75 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13 Leu
12 eggs, large 25 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 20 Leu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 71 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8 Leu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 Leu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 112 Leu
2 liters of Coca-Cola 22 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6 Leu
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 10,263 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,882 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,765 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 5,812 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,604 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,034 Leu
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 218 Leu
40” flat screen TV 7,712 Leu
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,608 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 229 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 61 Leu
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,354 Leu
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 832 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,249 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,185 Leu
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 266,000 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 199 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) 119 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 136 Leu
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 302 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 48 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 63 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 56 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 23 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 31 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 96 Leu
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 266 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 186 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 375 Leu
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 507 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 92 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 37 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 30 Leu
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 13,613 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.68 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,070 Leu
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 26 Leu
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 593 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: October 15, 2018.

Chişinău position in our World Ranking

the world
316th
out of 343
eastern europe
29th
out of 35

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

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