Cost of living in Moldova
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||86 Leu|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||73 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||18 Leu|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||73 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||15 Leu|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||107 Leu|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||22 Leu|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||6 Leu|
|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||6,517 Leu|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||1,796 Leu|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||5,622 Leu|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||3,558 Leu|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||1,184 Leu|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||167 Leu|
|40” flat screen TV||7,106 Leu|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||2,029 Leu|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||233 Leu|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||71 Leu|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||984 Leu|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||875 Leu|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||1,649 Leu|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||2,077 Leu|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||316,287 Leu|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||18 Leu|
|Monthly ticket public transport||1,458 Leu|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||110 Leu|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||105 Leu|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||310 Leu|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||35 Leu|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||64 Leu|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||56 Leu|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||23 Leu|
|Tube of toothpaste||29 Leu|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||77 Leu|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||250 Leu|
|2 tickets to the movies||181 Leu|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||300 Leu|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||495 Leu|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||82 Leu|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||36 Leu|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||28 Leu|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||13,487 Leu|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||1.24 Leu|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||657 Leu|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||26 Leu|
Map of Cost of Living in Moldova
This map shows only the top cities in Moldova. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.
The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.
What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a
central reference city (that happens to be Prague).
Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the
database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.