Cost of Living in Chisinau

Summary of cost of living in Chisinau, Moldova:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 140.00 L 80.00-299.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 L 400.00-800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 L 100.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25.00 L 16.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 36.62 L 30.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 30.63 L 20.00-45.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 15.61 L 10.00-25.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.94 L 8.00-25.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 79.13 L 56.78-102.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.78 L 6.35-17.24
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.01 L 9.07-17.24
Eggs (regular) (12) 45.03 L 30.00-54.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 82.17 L 54.43-136.08
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 42.04 L 34.02-49.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 65.79 L 45.36-81.65
Apples (1 lb) 6.40 L 4.54-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 14.86 L 12.25-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 13.15 L 9.07-20.41
Tomato (1 lb) 15.82 L 9.07-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 5.34 L 3.63-6.80
Onion (1 lb) 5.74 L 3.18-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 24.46 L 13.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.99 L 10.00-16.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 L 60.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20.71 L 15.00-26.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 33.18 L 25.00-45.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 47.79 L 45.00-55.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 L 6.00-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 234.00 L 234.00-324.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 32.50 L 25.00-60.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 L 5.63-11.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 L 60.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 92.17 L 85.47-98.42
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000.00 L 301,000.00-550,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 381,910.00 L 350,000.00-400,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,185.47 L 2,300.00-7,083.33
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 130.00 L 80.00-200.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 185.48 L 150.00-300.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 819.39 L 400.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 356.25 L 200.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 120.00 L 100.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,521.08 L 4,800.00-8,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 73,941.10 L 50,000.00-114,705.49
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 894.44 L 450.00-1,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 773.08 L 400.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,611.76 L 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,119.61 L 1,200.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,546.12 L 5,735.27-11,470.55
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,665.26 L 4,000.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,809.67 L 10,000.00-28,676.37
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,347.41 L 7,647.03-15,294.07
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,498.88 L 2,131.28-3,552.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,723.63 L 1,393.53-2,229.65
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,946.32 L
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.69 8.00-18.00

Prices in Chisinau

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Last update: April 2024
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1 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 13, 2020:
To foreigners everything is very cheap in Moldova compared to UK and other places.Foreigners expect to pay overinflated prices in Moldova just like everywhere else we visit.Moldolva is the least visited country in all of Europe.During the soviet union era everything was clean and modern.But during my visits to Moldova infrastructure is nonexistent. The big hotel in Chisinau,observatory among many other things haven't been repaired at all and it's been over 31 years since the soviet union occupied Moldova.During my short stays in Chisinau over the years they mention politics as the reasons why Moldova is so decrepid looking.Finally after over 30 years Moldovans are rebellious against government,however its a bit late to have the resources to fix not only the badly broken economy but infrastructure due to no money.

RIP MOLDOVA