Chisinau vs Rotterdam - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Rotterdam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$1660
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$3905
🏠 One person rent
$281
$963
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$1535
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$414
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$170
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$3052
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
50
91
😀 Quality of life
58
92
🏙️ Population
639K
631K

The cost of living in Chisinau is 65% less expensive than in Rotterdam. Cities ranked 7572nd and 2277th ($577 vs $1660) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 13th in Moldova and the Netherlands, respectively. Check Moldova vs the Netherlands comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 1.8 months in Rotterdam. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Rotterdam ranked 4th in the Netherlands, while ranked 5487th and 53rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chisinau Rotterdam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$13.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$56.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$8.86
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$4.91
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$3.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$2.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$999
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$754
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$1617
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$1234
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$188
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$36.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
2.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$4859
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$3178
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$4.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$88.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$21.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$1.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.57
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$2.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$9.77
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$8.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$26.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.5
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$2.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$6.52
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$7.74
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$6.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$3.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$1.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$1.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$30.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$71.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$93.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$1569
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$9619

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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
10 km or 6.4 mi Ridderkerk
$1582
13 km or 8 mi Delft
$1501
19 km or 12 mi Leidschendam
$1607
21 km or 13 mi The Hague
$1642
23 km or 14 mi Sliedrecht
$1584
25 km or 16 mi Scheveningen
$1589
26 km or 16 mi Leiden
$1846
27 km or 17 mi Oegstgeest
$1616
41 km or 25 mi Etten-Leur
$1555
43 km or 27 mi Breda
$1673
43 km or 27 mi Roosendaal
$1583
47 km or 29 mi Utrecht
$1723
49 km or 30 mi Bergen op Zoom
$1579
50 km or 31 mi Zandvoort
$1830
52 km or 32 mi Haarlem
$2033
54 km or 34 mi Zaltbommel
$1579
55 km or 34 mi Zeist
$1842
56 km or 35 mi Tilburg
$1554
59 km or 36 mi Amsterdam
$2160
59 km or 37 mi Hilversum
$1851
60 km or 38 mi IJmuiden
$1586
61 km or 38 mi Hoogstraten
$1302
62 km or 39 mi Goes
$1413
63 km or 39 mi 's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
66 km or 41 mi Tiel
$1558
67 km or 42 mi Huizen
$1486
72 km or 45 mi Almere
$1663
73 km or 45 mi Purmerend
$1643
74 km or 46 mi Veenendaal
$1525
74 km or 46 mi Turnhout
$1206
76 km or 47 mi Middelburg
$1569
79 km or 49 mi Antwerp
$1407
81 km or 51 mi Wageningen
$1289
82 km or 51 mi Beveren
$1350
82 km or 51 mi Ede
$1602
83 km or 52 mi Uden
$1532
84 km or 52 mi Mortsel
$1424
85 km or 53 mi Veldhoven
$1642
87 km or 54 mi Herentals
$1411
88 km or 54 mi Sint-Niklaas
$1365