Chisinau vs Dushanbe - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Dushanbe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$467
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$1168
🏠 One person rent
$281
$176
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$341
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$30.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$165
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Unhealthy
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
50
35
😀 Quality of life
58
39
🏙️ Population
639K
863K

The cost of living in Chisinau is 24% more expensive than in Dushanbe. Cities ranked 7572nd and 8535th ($577 vs $467) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 10th in Moldova and Tajikistan, respectively. Check Moldova vs Tajikistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 0.4 months in Dushanbe. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Dushanbe ranked 1st in Tajikistan, while ranked 5487th and 7248th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chisinau vs Dushanbe

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Chisinau Dushanbe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$4.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$11.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$4.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.08
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$1.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$230
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$117
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$638
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$207
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$22
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$33.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$14
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
15.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$744
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$310
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$0.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$8.82
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$3.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$0.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$0.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.44
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$5.64
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$3.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$6.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$2.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$0.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$1.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$4.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$2.55
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$1.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$1.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$42.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$4.68
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$40
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$1.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$35.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$39.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$36.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$1168

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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
49 km or 30 mi Tursunzoda
$503
82 km or 51 mi Qurghonteppa
$500
145 km or 90 mi Panjakent
$499
150 km or 93 mi Istaravshan
$499
190 km or 118 mi Jizzakh
$301
198 km or 123 mi Samarkand
$608
200 km or 124 mi Ghafurov
$502
201 km or 125 mi Buston
$498
203 km or 126 mi Khujand
$584
205 km or 127 mi Kunduz
$363
234 km or 145 mi Istiklol
$503
236 km or 147 mi Konibodom
$502
255 km or 158 mi Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
261 km or 162 mi Qarshi
$410
292 km or 181 mi Puli Khumri
$349
306 km or 190 mi Tashkent
$625
327 km or 203 mi Fergana
$346
328 km or 204 mi Margilan
$406
329 km or 204 mi Chirchiq
$404
341 km or 212 mi Sheberghan
$352
365 km or 227 mi Namangan
$414
386 km or 240 mi Andijan
$571
399 km or 248 mi Bukhara
$374
406 km or 252 mi Osh
$399
420 km or 261 mi Shymkent
$446
445 km or 276 mi Jalal-Abad
$396
451 km or 280 mi Kabul
$422
456 km or 283 mi Turkmenabat
$1199
484 km or 301 mi Jalalabad
$361
511 km or 318 mi Toktogul
$396
526 km or 327 mi Taraz
$432
526 km or 327 mi Talas
$413
528 km or 328 mi Turkistan
$423
529 km or 329 mi Mingora
$246
550 km or 342 mi Kentau
$442
555 km or 345 mi Gardez
$353
560 km or 348 mi Ghazni
$346
564 km or 350 mi Peshawar
$238
566 km or 352 mi Mardan
$244
591 km or 367 mi Khost
$346