Travel budget and cost of living in Moldova how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Moldova

Moldova: calculate your travel budget

Moldova: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 33 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 659* (10780 MDL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 2.3 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1325* (21658 MDL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 4.6 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2058* (33656 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 2019

Cost of living: Moldova VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Moldova in 2019 is 48% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Moldova in 2019 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
Drochia 44% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Drochia
Chisinau 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Chisinau
Cahul 16% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cahul
Comrat 17% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Comrat
Cantemir 22% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cantemir
Taraclia 22% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Taraclia

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Local prices in Moldova by expense type

Restaurant budget in Moldova

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Moldova costs 60% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.1/person
($ 3.7 to $ 6.6)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 7.8 to $ 16)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.5/person
($ 4.1 to $ 5.6)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Moldova

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Moldova costs 63% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 38/night
($ 29 to $ 72)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 23 to $ 457)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 81/night
($ 49 to $ 263)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 150/night
($ 93 to $ 735)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 52/month
($ 47 to $ 54)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 73/month
($ 36 to $ 149)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 85/month
($ 28 to $ 830)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 57/month
($ 38 to $ 109)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Moldova

On average, the price of supermarket food in Moldova costs 59% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.4/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.9/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 9.3)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.1/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 4.4)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.5/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 6.9)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Moldova

On average, the price of transport in Moldova costs 52% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 7.8/month
($ 5 to $ 12)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 26/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 55)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Moldova

On average, the cost of housing in Moldova costs 62% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 138/month
($ 89 to $ 188)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 10.3/month
($ 8.1 to $ 13)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 285/month
($ 220 to $ 395)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 206/month
($ 126 to $ 314)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 481/month
($ 345 to $ 751)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 377/month
($ 220 to $ 501)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 28/month
($ 18 to $ 45)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 204/month
($ 126 to $ 294)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3711/yr
($ 1314 to $ 6249)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Moldova

On average, budget for leisure activities in Moldova costs 40% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.2/ticket
($ 5 to $ 7.5)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 6.2 to $ 20)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Moldova

On average, shopping budget in Moldova is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.6/pack
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 67
($ 39 to $ 95)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 45
($ 33 to $ 76)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 102
($ 64 to $ 151)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 107
($ 64 to $ 157)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Chisinau
London → Chisinau
London → Chisinau
$ 263
(fair price: $ 229)
Dublin → Chisinau
Dublin → Chisinau
Dublin → Chisinau
$ 275
(fair price: $ 236)

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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 12-03-2019.

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