Chisinau vs Lusaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Lusaka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$732
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$1820
🏠 One person rent
$281
$347
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$645
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$232
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$92.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$636
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
50
31
😀 Quality of life
58
40
🏙️ Population
639K
1.74M

The cost of living in Chisinau is 21% less expensive than in Lusaka. Cities ranked 7572nd and 6330th ($577 vs $732) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 10th in Moldova and Zambia, respectively. Check Moldova vs Zambia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 0.9 months in Lusaka. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Lusaka ranked 1st in Zambia, while ranked 5487th and 7101st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chisinau vs Lusaka

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Chisinau Lusaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$4.82
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$16.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$3.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$1.03
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$1.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$372
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$237
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$761
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$469
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$60.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$94.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
19.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$10801
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$774
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$27.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$9.14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$1.27
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$0.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$1.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$14.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$5.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$6.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.17
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.79
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$7.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$2.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$3.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$2.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$27.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$3.24
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$7.96
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$24.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$78.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$84.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$10495

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
166 km or 103 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
209 km or 130 mi Choma
$1136
275 km or 171 mi Ndola
$1233
289 km or 179 mi Kitwe
$1228
297 km or 184 mi Chinhoyi
$752
318 km or 198 mi Mufulira
$1724
322 km or 200 mi Chingola
$1117
370 km or 230 mi Kadoma
$677
373 km or 232 mi Livingstone
$1152
399 km or 248 mi Harare
$882
411 km or 255 mi Chitungwiza
$784
426 km or 265 mi Lubumbashi
$1009
429 km or 267 mi Kwekwe
$763
464 km or 288 mi Marondera
$714
475 km or 295 mi Mansa
$1151
478 km or 297 mi Gweru
$754
521 km or 324 mi Likasi
$890
529 km or 329 mi Bulawayo
$775
574 km or 356 mi Tete
$989
584 km or 363 mi Masvingo
$825
605 km or 376 mi Kolwezi
$906
611 km or 380 mi Mutare
$760
613 km or 381 mi Lilongwe
$579
645 km or 401 mi Francistown
$544
658 km or 409 mi Kasama
$1156
686 km or 426 mi Chimoio
$1028
688 km or 428 mi Ntcheu
$550
694 km or 431 mi Mzimba
$551
721 km or 448 mi Blantyre
$542
729 km or 453 mi Monkey Bay
$556
756 km or 470 mi Zomba
$558
757 km or 471 mi Mangochi
$551
762 km or 474 mi Mzuzu
$546
775 km or 482 mi Mulanje
$558
792 km or 492 mi Serowe
$527
802 km or 499 mi Palapye
$506
852 km or 529 mi Beira
$990
869 km or 540 mi Mahalapye
$544
917 km or 570 mi Mbeya
$624
956 km or 594 mi Quelimane
$1023