Chisinau vs Crete - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Crete
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$869
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$2193
🏠 One person rent
$281
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$595
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$336
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$94.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$790
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
26 km
🎓 Higher education
50
32
😀 Quality of life
58
57
🏙️ Population
639K
623K

The cost of living in Chisinau is 34% less expensive than in Crete. Cities ranked 7572nd and 5832nd ($577 vs $869) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 27th in Moldova and Greece, respectively. Check Moldova vs Greece comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 0.9 months in Crete. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Crete ranked 24th in Greece, while ranked 5487th and 5543rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chisinau Crete
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$10.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$35.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$9.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$3.34
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$3.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$2.2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$320
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$229
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$593
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$435
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$61.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$95.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$33.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
4.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$3025
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$2229
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$1.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$41.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$11.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$2.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$2.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$2.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$7.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$9.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.92
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$0.96
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$4.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$4.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$5.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$4.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$1.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$2.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$38.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$7.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$35.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$9.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$95.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$64.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$338
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$6246

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$413
42 km or 26 mi Orhei
$413
51 km or 32 mi Bender
$441
61 km or 38 mi Tiraspol
$345
80 km or 50 mi Comrat
$521
83 km or 52 mi Ungheni
$413
95 km or 59 mi Vaslui
$680
98 km or 61 mi Iasi
$607
109 km or 68 mi Balti
$366
126 km or 79 mi Barlad
$522
132 km or 82 mi Cahul
$522
135 km or 84 mi Soroca
$412
146 km or 91 mi Roman
$475
154 km or 96 mi Odesa
$452
155 km or 96 mi Bacau
$631
184 km or 115 mi Botosani
$635
187 km or 116 mi Galati
$593
189 km or 117 mi Piatra Neamt
$517
194 km or 121 mi Focsani
$507
202 km or 125 mi Tulcea
$549
205 km or 127 mi Braila
$552
209 km or 130 mi Suceava
$542
238 km or 148 mi Mykolaiv
$278
250 km or 155 mi Vinnytsia
$490
259 km or 161 mi Buzau
$597
261 km or 162 mi Chernivtsi
$389
267 km or 166 mi Sfantu Gheorghe
$501
288 km or 179 mi Kherson
$364
292 km or 181 mi Brasov
$676
295 km or 183 mi Slobozia
$543
302 km or 187 mi Khmelnytskyi
$385
305 km or 189 mi Kropyvnytskyi
$388
307 km or 191 mi Mamaia
$558
315 km or 196 mi Constanta
$701
317 km or 197 mi Ploiesti
$609
324 km or 201 mi Bila Tserkva
$399
331 km or 206 mi Targu Mures
$550
332 km or 206 mi Bistrita
$461
334 km or 207 mi Calarasi
$538
348 km or 216 mi Voluntari
$561

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Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 14 mi Heraklion
$851
39 km or 24 mi Rethymno
$820
83 km or 51 mi Chania
$972
132 km or 82 mi Santorini
$1010
241 km or 150 mi Mykonos
$1341
298 km or 185 mi Bodrum
$387
300 km or 187 mi Voula
$846
303 km or 189 mi Glyfada
$1267
306 km or 190 mi Argyroupoli
$811
310 km or 193 mi Palaio Faliro
$920
311 km or 193 mi Nea Smyrni
$991
312 km or 194 mi Kallithea
$889
313 km or 195 mi Piraeus
$1086
314 km or 195 mi Kalamata
$808
315 km or 196 mi Athens
$1059
316 km or 196 mi Nikaia
$888
317 km or 197 mi Salamina
$899
320 km or 199 mi Nea Ionia
$889
320 km or 199 mi Peristeri
$973
320 km or 199 mi Nea Filadelfeia
$885
323 km or 201 mi Kifissia
$1182
324 km or 202 mi Rhodes
$995
327 km or 203 mi Eleusis
$885
328 km or 204 mi Aspropyrgos
$814
332 km or 207 mi Tripoli
$770
340 km or 211 mi Corinth
$803
349 km or 217 mi Marmaris
$529
351 km or 218 mi Derna
$412
353 km or 220 mi Kusadasi
$345
358 km or 223 mi Chios
$798
369 km or 229 mi Chalcis
$919
369 km or 229 mi Tobruk
$353
377 km or 234 mi Mugla
$479
386 km or 240 mi Aydin
$287
399 km or 248 mi Izmir
$488
399 km or 248 mi Tire
$320
407 km or 253 mi Fethiye
$426
421 km or 262 mi Nazilli
$308
431 km or 268 mi Patras
$822
432 km or 269 mi Manisa
$355