Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Chisinau 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Chisinau are 1.7% higher than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chisinau are 14.5% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Chisinau are 45.3% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Chisinau are 16.4% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Chisinau are 1.7% higher than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Chisinau is 39.9% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 900.00 руб
(171.41 L)
717.23 руб
(136.60 L)
     -20.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,600.00 руб
(685.66 L)
3,150.27 руб
(600.00 L)
     -12.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 450.00 руб
(85.71 L)
630.05 руб
(120.00 L)
     +40.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(57.14 L)
131.26 руб
(25.00 L)
     -56.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(57.14 L)
183.77 руб
(35.00 L)
     -38.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 234.58 руб
(44.68 L)
159.11 руб
(30.30 L)
     -32.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 99.13 руб
(18.88 L)
79.72 руб
(15.18 L)
     -19.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 54.96 руб
(10.47 L)
55.46 руб
(10.56 L)
     +0.9 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 326.23 руб
(62.13 L)
407.10 руб
(77.54 L)
     +24.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 53.19 руб
(10.13 L)
46.10 руб
(8.78 L)
     -13.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.38 руб
(10.93 L)
68.32 руб
(13.01 L)
     +19.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 159.27 руб
(30.33 L)
236.40 руб
(45.03 L)
     +48.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 381.04 руб
(72.57 L)
431.42 руб
(82.17 L)
     +13.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 195.91 руб
(37.31 L)
220.74 руб
(42.04 L)
     +12.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 390.17 руб
(74.31 L)
345.43 руб
(65.79 L)
     -11.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 56.89 руб
(10.83 L)
33.60 руб
(6.40 L)
     -40.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 61.70 руб
(11.75 L)
78.04 руб
(14.86 L)
     +26.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 71.85 руб
(13.69 L)
69.05 руб
(13.15 L)
     -3.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 137.29 руб
(26.15 L)
83.07 руб
(15.82 L)
     -39.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.60 руб
(3.35 L)
28.05 руб
(5.34 L)
     +59.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.46 руб
(3.52 L)
30.16 руб
(5.74 L)
     +63.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 107.06 руб
(20.39 L)
128.43 руб
(24.46 L)
     +20.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.75 руб
(10.43 L)
68.22 руб
(12.99 L)
     +24.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(114.28 L)
525.04 руб
(100.00 L)
     -12.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 78.32 руб
(14.92 L)
108.74 руб
(20.71 L)
     +38.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 164.97 руб
(31.42 L)
174.21 руб
(33.18 L)
     +5.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 230.00 руб
(43.81 L)
249.78 руб
(47.57 L)
     +8.6 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб
(11.43 L)
31.50 руб
(6.00 L)
     -47.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(519.96 L)
1,228.60 руб
(234.00 L)
     -55.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(38.09 L)
170.64 руб
(32.50 L)
     -14.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 руб
(12.26 L)
42.25 руб
(8.05 L)
     -34.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(102.85 L)
315.03 руб
(60.00 L)
     -41.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 211.82 руб
(40.34 L)
483.94 руб
(92.17 L)
     +128.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(571,380.29 L)
2,100,177.44 руб
(400,000.00 L)
     -30.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,007,692.31 руб
(572,845.37 L)
2,005,196.92 руб
(381,910.00 L)
     -33.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,696.87 руб
(2,037.33 L)
21,975.60 руб
(4,185.47 L)
     +105.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 551.74 руб
(105.09 L)
682.56 руб
(130.00 L)
     +23.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 536.48 руб
(102.18 L)
940.39 руб
(179.11 L)
     +75.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,951.75 руб
(562.19 L)
4,302.18 руб
(819.39 L)
     +45.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,341.58 руб
(445.98 L)
1,870.47 руб
(356.25 L)
     -20.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(95.23 L)
630.05 руб
(120.00 L)
     +26.0 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 43,816.09 руб
(8,345.22 L)
34,210.13 руб
(6,515.67 L)
     -21.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,056,106.46 руб
(201,146.14 L)
387,668.99 руб
(73,835.47 L)
     -63.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,297.22 руб
(1,580.29 L)
4,696.23 руб
(894.44 L)
     -43.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,009.22 руб
(763.60 L)
4,059.00 руб
(773.08 L)
     +1.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,614.29 руб
(1,831.14 L)
8,462.48 руб
(1,611.76 L)
     -12.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,436.90 руб
(1,797.35 L)
11,125.18 руб
(2,118.90 L)
     +17.9 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 78,378.38 руб
(14,927.95 L)
39,573.19 руб
(7,537.11 L)
     -49.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 47,351.80 руб
(9,018.63 L)
29,694.51 руб
(5,655.62 L)
     -37.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 163,218.18 руб
(31,086.55 L)
77,626.85 руб
(14,784.82 L)
     -52.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 88,090.64 руб
(16,777.75 L)
59,466.29 руб
(11,325.96 L)
     -32.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 46,150.36 руб
(8,789.80 L)
13,097.53 руб
(2,494.56 L)
     -71.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,287.64 руб
(5,006.75 L)
9,028.30 руб
(1,719.53 L)
     -65.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Chisinau Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 111,716.26 руб
(21,277.49 L)
57,438.37 руб
(10,939.72 L)
     -48.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.10 13.69      -2.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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