Travel budget in Moldova

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Moldova: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Moldova for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 39 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.8 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 775* (13132 MDL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 52 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 2.3 per person
  • $ 6 per person

Total budget:

$ 1388* (23534 MDL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 4.6 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2130* (36106 MDL)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Moldova in 2020

Cost of living: Moldova VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Moldova in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Moldova by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Moldova compared to the national average.

Cities /Moldova View Details
Chisinau 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Chisinau
Cantemir 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cantemir
Taraclia 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Taraclia
Briceni 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Briceni
Nisporeni 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Nisporeni
Orhei 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Orhei

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Local prices in Moldova by expense type

Moldova: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Moldova costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.4/person
($ 3.6 to $ 11)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 8.4 to $ 17)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.4/person
($ 4.2 to $ 7.6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Moldova: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Moldova costs 58% less than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 40/night
($ 39 to $ 40)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 48 to $ 93)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 82/night
($ 67 to $ 106)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 126 to $ 181)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 49/month
($ 49 to $ 49)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 72/month
($ 59 to $ 85)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 87/month
($ 55 to $ 133)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 59/month
($ 54 to $ 63)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 153/month
($ 93 to $ 269)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Moldova: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Moldova costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.9/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 12)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 4.8)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.6/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 7.2)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Moldova: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Moldova costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 11/month
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 120)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Moldova: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Moldova costs 66% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 134/month
($ 85 to $ 206)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 9.9/month
($ 9 to $ 15)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 281/month
($ 220 to $ 389)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 202/month
($ 150 to $ 281)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 482/month
($ 359 to $ 837)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 357/month
($ 243 to $ 478)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 32/month
($ 18 to $ 51)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 247/month
($ 150 to $ 359)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3656/yr
($ 1790 to $ 5967)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Moldova: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Moldova costs 38% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 7.4)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6 to $ 18)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Moldova: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Moldova costs 9% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.9/pack
($ 1.7 to $ 2.2)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 66
($ 28 to $ 120)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 23 to $ 60)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 90
($ 45 to $ 144)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 102
($ 60 to $ 150)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

Dublin → Chisinau
Dublin → Chisinau
Dublin → Chisinau
$ 294
(fair price: $ 259)
London → Chisinau
London → Chisinau
London → Chisinau
$ 247
(fair price: $ 216)
New York City → Chisinau
New York City → Chisinau
New York City → Chisinau
$ 794
(fair price: $ 695)
Montreal → Chisinau
Montreal → Chisinau
Montreal → Chisinau
$ 1102
(fair price: $ 944)
Manchester → Chisinau
Manchester → Chisinau
Manchester → Chisinau
$ 328
(fair price: $ 280)
Toronto (Ontario) → Chisinau
Toronto (Ontario) → Chisinau
Toronto (Ontario) → Chisinau
$ 1056
(fair price: $ 895)
Los Angeles → Chisinau
Los Angeles  → Chisinau
Los Angeles  → Chisinau
$ 979
(fair price: $ 839)
Edinburgh → Chisinau
Edinburgh → Chisinau
Edinburgh → Chisinau
$ 347
(fair price: $ 299)

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About the information on the cost of living in Moldova

The information about the cost of living in Moldova shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Moldova updated on 03-04-2020.

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