Cost of living in Chişinău, Moldova

Summary of cost of living in Chişinău

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 32,177 Leu
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 13,789 Leu
  • Chişinău is the 4th cheapest city in Eastern Europe (26 out of 29)
  • Cost of living in Chişinău is cheaper than in 96% of cities in the World (262 out of 272)
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List of prices in Chişinău
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 81 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 67 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 38 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 Leu
12 eggs, large 29 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24 Leu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 66 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 17 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12 Leu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 Leu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 128 Leu
2 liters of coca-cola 24 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 Leu
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 8,930 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,611 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,557 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,051 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,712 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,119 Leu
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 131 Leu
40” flat screen tv 6,662 Leu
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,118 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 229 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 79 Leu
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,098 Leu
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 774 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,546 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,217 Leu
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 291,504 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 20 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 179 Leu
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 62 Leu
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 104 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 113 Leu
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 316 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 61 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 61 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 65 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 23 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 30 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 101 Leu
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 284 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 189 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 350 Leu
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 555 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 89 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 34 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 33 Leu
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 12,155 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.42 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 729 Leu
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 41 Leu
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 73 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: May 16, 2022

Chişinău position in our World Ranking

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out of 272
eastern europe
out of 29

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