Cost of living in Moldova

Summary of cost of living in Moldova

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 46,132 Leu
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 20,577 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.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 160 Leu
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 134 Leu
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 74 Leu
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 21 Leu
12 eggs, large 44 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 33 Leu
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 71 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 17 Leu
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 14 Leu
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 32 Leu
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 142 Leu
2 liters of coca-cola 32 Leu
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 15,559 Leu
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 9,316 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,345 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 8,958 Leu
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 5,648 Leu
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 2,241 Leu
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 172 Leu
40” flat screen tv 6,295 Leu
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,012 Leu
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 312 Leu
Hourly rate for cleaning help 99 Leu
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 973 Leu
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 899 Leu
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,928 Leu
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,252 Leu
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 230,000 Leu
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 27 Leu
Monthly ticket public transport 394 Leu
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 89 Leu
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 80 Leu
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 353 Leu
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 80 Leu
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 106 Leu
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 68 Leu
4 rolls of toilet paper 27 Leu
Tube of toothpaste 47 Leu
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 110 Leu
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 334 Leu
2 tickets to the movies 213 Leu
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 668 Leu
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 454 Leu
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 106 Leu
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 39 Leu
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 38 Leu
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 15,000 Leu
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.00 Leu
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,335 Leu
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 48 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:
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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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