Cost of living in Chişinău, Moldova

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 77 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 67 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13 Leu
12 eggs, large 26 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24 Leu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 59 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 11 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7 Leu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 Leu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 92 Leu
2 liters of Coca-Cola 26 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 Leu
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 10,994 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,265 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,573 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 6,054 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,424 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 941 Leu
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 171 Leu
40” flat screen TV 7,487 Leu
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,063 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 186 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 65 Leu
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,351 Leu
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 766 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,122 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,939 Leu
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 214,876 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 187 Leu
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 53 Leu
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 119 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 137 Leu
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 216 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 56 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 62 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 64 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 30 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 33 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 89 Leu
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 271 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 182 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 297 Leu
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 628 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 87 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 34 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 32 Leu
iPad Air 2, 64GB 13,802 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.45 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,092 Leu
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24 Leu
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 697 prices entered by 67 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2017.

Chişinău position in our World Ranking

the world
306th
out of 321
eastern europe
33rd
out of 35

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

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2nd
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3rd
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5th
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1st
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