Chisinau vs Manama - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Manama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$1307
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$2844
🏠 One person rent
$281
$808
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$1324
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$343
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$55.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$1902
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
50
44
😀 Quality of life
58
68
🏙️ Population
639K
157K

The cost of living in Chisinau is 56% less expensive than in Manama. Cities ranked 7572nd and 3149th ($577 vs $1307) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Moldova and Bahrain, respectively. Check Moldova vs Bahrain comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 1.5 months in Manama. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Manama ranked 1st in Bahrain, while ranked 5487th and 3006th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chisinau Manama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$5.42
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$44.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$7.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$8.68
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$5.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$808
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$598
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$1315
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$1039
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$120
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$182
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$47.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
6.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$1538
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$1248
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$0.8
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$37.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$21.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$0.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$1.1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$2.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$6.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$6.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$2.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$18.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$3.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$5.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$5.49
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$5.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$2.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$3.42
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$67.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$9.47
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$39.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$4.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$98.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$350
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$8196

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$413
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$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
5.9 km or 3.7 mi Isa Town
$1152
10 km or 6.2 mi Riffa
$1002
44 km or 27 mi Dhahran
$969
54 km or 33 mi Dammam
$1004
98 km or 61 mi Qatif
$889
110 km or 68 mi Al Khor
$1755
126 km or 78 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
126 km or 78 mi Jubail
$861
139 km or 87 mi Doha
$1894
307 km or 191 mi Bushehr
$694
345 km or 214 mi Borazjan
$657
376 km or 233 mi Al Wafrah
$954
388 km or 241 mi Jahrom
$660
392 km or 244 mi Kazerun
$656
421 km or 262 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
424 km or 263 mi Shiraz
$724
426 km or 265 mi Riyadh
$1132
427 km or 265 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
428 km or 266 mi Fasa
$939
435 km or 270 mi Kuwait City
$1313
461 km or 287 mi Marvdasht
$659
467 km or 290 mi Al-Faw
$588
485 km or 301 mi Dubai
$1899
488 km or 303 mi Behbahan
$660
491 km or 305 mi Sharjah
$1360
498 km or 309 mi Umm Qasr
$588
498 km or 310 mi Ajman
$871
501 km or 312 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$661
503 km or 312 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
504 km or 313 mi Yasuj
$611
510 km or 317 mi Abadan
$630
524 km or 326 mi Khorramshahr
$657
543 km or 337 mi Az Zubayr
$601
547 km or 340 mi Basra
$823
555 km or 345 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
565 km or 351 mi Al Ain
$1448
573 km or 356 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
589 km or 366 mi Fujairah
$1095
597 km or 371 mi Ahvaz
$490
617 km or 383 mi Sirjan
$663