Chisinau vs Nicosia - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Nicosia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$1164
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$2822
🏠 One person rent
$281
$593
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$1093
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$381
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$73.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$1370
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
50
68
😀 Quality of life
58
80
🏙️ Population
639K
330K

The cost of living in Chisinau is 50% less expensive than in Nicosia. Cities ranked 7572nd and 4113th ($577 vs $1164) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in Moldova and Cyprus, respectively. Check Moldova vs Cyprus comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 1.2 months in Nicosia. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Nicosia ranked 1st in Cyprus, while ranked 5487th and 343rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chisinau Nicosia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$13.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$51.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$6.18
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$4.1
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$3.3
🥤 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
$554
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$451
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$1126
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$871
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$90.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$140
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$30.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
2.57%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$2161
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$1540
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$1.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$40.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$1.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.39
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$2.39
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$3.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$7.14
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$9.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.98
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$7.09
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$5.15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$6.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$3.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$1.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$2.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$58.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$9.78
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$50.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$81.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$351
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$6520

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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 Nicosia

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi Dali
$930
19 km or 12 mi Kyrenia
$754
32 km or 20 mi Aradippou
$900
37 km or 23 mi Larnaca
$1234
54 km or 33 mi Famagusta
$722
58 km or 36 mi Paralimni
$1023
63 km or 39 mi Limassol
$1520
65 km or 41 mi Ypsonas
$943
96 km or 60 mi Paphos
$1023
164 km or 102 mi Mut
$318
196 km or 122 mi Alanya
$400
213 km or 132 mi Mersin
$441
224 km or 139 mi Latakia
$395
224 km or 139 mi Karaman
$364
238 km or 148 mi Tarsus
$337
240 km or 149 mi Tripoli
$926
243 km or 151 mi Beirut
$1409
246 km or 153 mi Jounieh
$1187
257 km or 160 mi Samandag
$320
259 km or 161 mi Sidon
$806
267 km or 166 mi Eregli
$356
269 km or 167 mi Adana
$192
271 km or 168 mi Tyre
$1679
276 km or 171 mi Zahle
$1189
276 km or 172 mi Antakya
$399
286 km or 178 mi Iskenderun
$368
289 km or 180 mi Nahariya
$1643
296 km or 184 mi Acre
$1281
297 km or 185 mi Ma'alot-Tarshiha
$1647
298 km or 185 mi Kiryat Shmona
$1571
302 km or 187 mi Ceyhan
$321
303 km or 188 mi Haifa
$1568
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Yam
$1644
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Bialik
$1666
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Motzkin
$1593
308 km or 191 mi Idlib
$467
308 km or 191 mi Hama
$481
308 km or 191 mi Antalya
$461
308 km or 192 mi Karmiel
$1669
309 km or 192 mi Kiryat Ata
$1341