Cost of living in Moldova

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 75 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 66 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 23 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 91 Leu
2 liters of Coca-Cola 26 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 Leu
Housing
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 6,367 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,186 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 941 Leu
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 179 Leu
40” flat screen TV 6,817 Leu
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,528 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 203 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 46 Leu
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,303 Leu
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 664 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,074 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,921 Leu
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 218,532 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 192 Leu
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 107 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 130 Leu
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 222 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 58 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 71 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 57 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 28 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 34 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 89 Leu
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 282 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 182 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 289 Leu
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 609 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 73 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 34 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 30 Leu
iPad Air 2, 64GB 12,019 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.82 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,098 Leu
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24 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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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 kg of rice in Chişinău costs 12 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 500 g of bread in Chişinău costs 2.50 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Chişinău costs 80 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Chişinău costs 18 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Chişinău costs 8 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Chişinău costs 15 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Chişinău costs 45 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Chişinău costs 6.00 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Chişinău costs 14 Leu (4 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Chişinău costs 21 Leu (4 days ago)