Chisinau vs Kaohsiung - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Kaohsiung
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$914
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$281
$329
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$684
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$372
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$108
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$1292
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
50
82
😀 Quality of life
58
85
🏙️ Population
639K
2.73M

The cost of living in Chisinau is 37% less expensive than in Kaohsiung. Cities ranked 7572nd and 5670th ($577 vs $914) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 7th in Moldova and Taiwan, respectively. Check Moldova vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 1.4 months in Kaohsiung. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Kaohsiung ranked 4th in Taiwan, while ranked 5487th and 216th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chisinau vs Kaohsiung

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Chisinau Kaohsiung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$3.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$24.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$4.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$2.86
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$3.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$337
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$229
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$873
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$55.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$22.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
2.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$4042
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$2048
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$37.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$15.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$19.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$4.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$2.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$3.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$3.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$1.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$4.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$5.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$2.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$33
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$9.18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$56.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$66
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$76.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$304
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$10014

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37 km or 23 mi Dubasari
$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
42 km or 26 mi Tainan
$859
88 km or 55 mi Taitung
$1091
97 km or 60 mi Chiayi
$882
124 km or 77 mi Douliu
$827
150 km or 93 mi Nantou
$828
163 km or 101 mi Changhua
$842
175 km or 108 mi Taichung
$927
224 km or 139 mi Miaoli
$708
253 km or 157 mi Hsinchu
$807
257 km or 160 mi Zhubei
$1006
265 km or 165 mi Taoyuan
$854
280 km or 174 mi Yilan
$758
285 km or 177 mi Kinmen
$828
291 km or 181 mi New Taipei
$1064
298 km or 185 mi Taipei
$1271
301 km or 187 mi Jinjiang
$702
307 km or 191 mi Xiamen
$828
309 km or 192 mi Quanzhou
$757
315 km or 196 mi Keelung
$973
340 km or 211 mi Putian
$705
341 km or 212 mi Zhangzhou
$751
379 km or 235 mi Shantou
$1051
393 km or 244 mi Chaozhou
$648
398 km or 247 mi Fuzhou
$700
416 km or 258 mi Jieyang
$747
430 km or 267 mi Puning
$700
432 km or 268 mi Longyan
$691
437 km or 271 mi Ishigaki
$1022
457 km or 284 mi Ningde
$701
466 km or 289 mi Meizhou
$775
487 km or 302 mi Sanming
$694
497 km or 309 mi Nanping
$684
510 km or 317 mi Shanwei
$710
562 km or 349 mi Miyakojima
$1022
575 km or 357 mi Rui'an
$687
575 km or 357 mi Tuguegarao
$558
587 km or 365 mi Heyuan
$696
600 km or 373 mi Wenzhou
$968
605 km or 376 mi Huizhou
$763
616 km or 382 mi Wuyishan
$642