Cost of living in Chişinău, Moldova

Summary of cost of living in Chişinău

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 33,599 Leu
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 14,199 Leu
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Chişinău
Current as of May 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 106 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 64 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 41 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 Leu
12 eggs, large 36 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 25 Leu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 75 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 18 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 11 Leu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 Leu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 120 Leu
2 liters of coca-cola 25 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6 Leu
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,883 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 5,903 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,018 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,043 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,337 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,312 Leu
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 142 Leu
40” flat screen tv 6,662 Leu
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,118 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 193 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 79 Leu
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 876 Leu
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 663 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,361 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,975 Leu
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 291,504 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 26 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 198 Leu
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 66 Leu
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 105 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 113 Leu
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 307 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 61 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 61 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 84 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 23 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 31 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 94 Leu
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 304 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 190 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 347 Leu
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 554 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 109 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 34 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 35 Leu
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 11,104 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.42 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 841 Leu
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 42 Leu
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 110 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2023

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