Chisinau vs Lubumbashi - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Lubumbashi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$1009
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$2666
🏠 One person rent
$281
$491
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$1282
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$306
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$320
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
50
13
😀 Quality of life
58
15
🏙️ Population
639K
1.79M

The cost of living in Chisinau is 43% less expensive than in Lubumbashi. Cities ranked 7572nd and 5346th ($577 vs $1009) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Moldova and the DR Congo, respectively. Check Moldova vs the DR Congo comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 0.3 months in Lubumbashi. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Lubumbashi ranked 2nd in the DR Congo, while ranked 5487th and 9088th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chisinau vs Lubumbashi

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Chisinau Lubumbashi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$13.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$22.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$5.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.4
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$2.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$1.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$289
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$238
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$1123
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$897
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$188
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$285
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$55
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
11.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$1350
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$749
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$90.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$6.25
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$0.79
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$2.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$4.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$6.24
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$0.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$1.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$1.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$3.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$3.66
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$2.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$1.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$93
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$3.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$43.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$4.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$45.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$44.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$87
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$1454

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Distance City Cost of living
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

Cities near Lubumbashi

Distance City Cost of living
107 km or 67 mi Chingola
$1117
110 km or 68 mi Likasi
$890
131 km or 82 mi Mufulira
$1724
152 km or 94 mi Kitwe
$1228
165 km or 102 mi Mansa
$1151
193 km or 120 mi Ndola
$1233
242 km or 150 mi Kolwezi
$906
289 km or 180 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
426 km or 265 mi Lusaka
$732
437 km or 272 mi Kasama
$1156
575 km or 357 mi Choma
$1136
668 km or 415 mi Kalemie
$859
668 km or 415 mi Gandajika
$854
668 km or 415 mi Mzimba
$551
680 km or 423 mi Mwene-Ditu
$864
697 km or 433 mi Chinhoyi
$752
708 km or 440 mi Livingstone
$1152
717 km or 445 mi Mzuzu
$546
724 km or 450 mi Mbeya
$624
732 km or 455 mi Lilongwe
$579
749 km or 465 mi Mbuji-Mayi
$950
786 km or 489 mi Harare
$882
788 km or 490 mi Kadoma
$677
802 km or 498 mi Chitungwiza
$784
822 km or 510 mi Luena
$1047
829 km or 515 mi Tete
$989
845 km or 525 mi Kananga
$964
847 km or 526 mi Marondera
$714
850 km or 528 mi Kwekwe
$763
851 km or 529 mi Monkey Bay
$556
856 km or 532 mi Ntcheu
$550
877 km or 545 mi Makamba
$481
901 km or 560 mi Mangochi
$551
902 km or 561 mi Gweru
$754
906 km or 563 mi Rutana
$482
935 km or 581 mi Blantyre
$542
936 km or 581 mi Tshikapa
$965
937 km or 583 mi Uvira
$911
945 km or 587 mi Bujumbura
$513
946 km or 588 mi Zomba
$558