Cost of living in Chişinău, Moldova

Summary of cost of living in Chişinău

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 32,930 Leu
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 14,348 Leu
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List of prices in Chişinău, Moldova. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 82 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 66 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 38 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 Leu
12 eggs, large 28 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24 Leu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 64 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 17 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 [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,731 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 6,742 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,624 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,990 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,655 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,270 Leu
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 164 Leu
40” flat screen tv 7,117 Leu
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,529 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 195 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 67 Leu
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,185 Leu
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 802 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,589 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,290 Leu
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 291,576 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 182 Leu
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 63 Leu
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 120 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 164 Leu
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 298 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 52 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 63 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 66 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 23 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 31 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 101 Leu
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 278 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 203 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 403 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 88 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 35 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 31 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 34 Leu
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 217 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2021

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