Cost of living in Chişinău, Moldova

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 89 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 77 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 35 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 Leu
12 eggs, large 22 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 25 Leu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 76 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7 Leu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 Leu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 121 Leu
2 liters of Coca-Cola 23 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 9 Leu
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 11,544 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,505 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,757 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 6,474 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,859 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,097 Leu
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 200 Leu
40” flat screen TV 7,704 Leu
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,604 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 199 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 60 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) 715 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,280 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,084 Leu
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 264,104 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) 59 Leu
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 119 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 155 Leu
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 250 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 49 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 67 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 52 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 24 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 33 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 84 Leu
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 288 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 188 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 388 Leu
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 590 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 76 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 38 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 31 Leu
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 13,042 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.16 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,071 Leu
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 25 Leu
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 598 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

Chişinău position in our World Ranking

the world
321st
out of 338
eastern europe
29th
out of 33

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

the world
3rd
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd

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