Cost of living in Moldova

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 88 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 74 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 35 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 Leu
12 eggs, large 23 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24 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 113 Leu
2 liters of Coca-Cola 23 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 9 Leu
Housing
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 7,159 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,786 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 6,135 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,751 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,250 Leu
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 159 Leu
40” flat screen TV 6,871 Leu
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,526 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 283 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 56 Leu
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,165 Leu
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 861 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,691 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,986 Leu
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 353,230 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 17 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 1,445 Leu
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 129 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 200 Leu
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 251 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 33 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 69 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 52 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 21 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 29 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 81 Leu
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 259 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 188 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 370 Leu
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 486 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 65 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 35 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 29 Leu
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 11,870 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.80 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 665 Leu
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 26 Leu

Map of Cost of Living in Moldova

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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.

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