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:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.9 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 735* (11900 MDL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 52 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 2.3 per person
  • $ 6.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1359* (21980 MDL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 4.6 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2103* (34034 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 essentially the same as in 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
Chisinau 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Chisinau
Taraclia 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Taraclia
Cantemir 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cantemir
Nisporeni 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Nisporeni
Orhei 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Orhei
Cahul 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cahul

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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 59% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.4/person
($ 3.7 to $ 7.8)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 8.6 to $ 16)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.3 to $ 6.5)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1 to $ 2)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Moldova: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Moldova costs 58% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 39/night
($ 38 to $ 40)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 48 to $ 94)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 82/night
($ 66 to $ 106)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 149/night
($ 126 to $ 185)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 49/month
($ 49 to $ 49)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 72/month
($ 59 to $ 85)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 87/month
($ 54 to $ 137)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 59/month
($ 54 to $ 63)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 158/month
($ 93 to $ 294)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Moldova: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Moldova costs 59% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.3/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 13)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 4.7)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.6/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 7.4)

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

Moldova: Public and private transport budget

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)

95% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 9.3/month
($ 6.2 to $ 12)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

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

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 15 to $ 120)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Moldova: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Moldova costs 64% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 133/month
($ 88 to $ 190)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 9.9/month
($ 9.2 to $ 13)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 288/month
($ 193 to $ 390)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 206/month
($ 125 to $ 310)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 476/month
($ 359 to $ 618)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 379/month
($ 217 to $ 495)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 29/month
($ 20 to $ 45)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 231/month
($ 125 to $ 310)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3783/yr
($ 1854 to $ 6176)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Moldova: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Moldova costs 35% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 6.2/ticket
($ 4.9 to $ 7.4)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 14/hr
($ 6.2 to $ 20)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Moldova: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Moldova costs 3% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.9/pack
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 63
($ 39 to $ 94)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 32 to $ 63)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 97
($ 51 to $ 125)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 101
($ 63 to $ 156)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Chisinau
London → Chisinau
London → Chisinau
$ 245
(fair price: $ 216)
Dublin → Chisinau
Dublin → Chisinau
Dublin → Chisinau
$ 292
(fair price: $ 257)
New York City → Chisinau
New York City → Chisinau
New York City → Chisinau
$ 805
(fair price: $ 715)
Montreal → Chisinau
Montreal → Chisinau
Montreal → Chisinau
$ 1144
(fair price: $ 985)
Manchester → Chisinau
Manchester → Chisinau
Manchester → Chisinau
$ 348
(fair price: $ 299)
Toronto (Ontario) → Chisinau
Toronto (Ontario) → Chisinau
Toronto (Ontario) → Chisinau
$ 1065
(fair price: $ 905)
Los Angeles → Chisinau
Los Angeles  → Chisinau
Los Angeles  → Chisinau
$ 1005
(fair price: $ 851)
Edinburgh → Chisinau
Edinburgh → Chisinau
Edinburgh → Chisinau
$ 373
(fair price: $ 326)

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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 16-11-2019.

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