Cost of living in Moldova
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
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.