Chisinau vs Tallinn - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Tallinn
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$1145
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$2659
🏠 One person rent
$281
$620
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$1038
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$341
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$66.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$1395
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
50
56
😀 Quality of life
58
84
🏙️ Population
639K
438K

The cost of living in Chisinau is 50% less expensive than in Tallinn. Cities ranked 7572nd and 4179th ($577 vs $1145) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Moldova and Estonia, respectively. Check Moldova vs Estonia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 1.2 months in Tallinn. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Tallinn ranked 1st in Estonia, while ranked 5487th and 230th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chisinau Tallinn
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$8.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$49.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$6.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$4.5
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$3.21
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$1.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$548
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$408
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$1005
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$713
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$161
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$244
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
2.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$3734
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$2650
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$1.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$32.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$8.51
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$1.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$0.83
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$2.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$9.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$6.14
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.64
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$8.62
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$4.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$9.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$3.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$1.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$2.18
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$44.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$9.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$44.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$87.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$91
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$330
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$6899

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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
16 km or 9.9 mi Maardu
$861
78 km or 48 mi Kirkkonummi
$1387
83 km or 51 mi Helsinki
$1763
86 km or 53 mi Espoo
$1752
92 km or 57 mi Rakvere
$837
95 km or 59 mi Raseborg
$1342
97 km or 60 mi Vantaa
$1611
98 km or 61 mi Lohja
$1277
109 km or 67 mi Tuusula
$1221
109 km or 68 mi Kerava
$1234
115 km or 71 mi Nurmijarvi
$1297
117 km or 72 mi Jarvenpaa
$1433
118 km or 73 mi Parnu
$863
118 km or 73 mi Porvoo
$1319
129 km or 80 mi Viljandi
$703
133 km or 83 mi Hyvinkaa
$1208
138 km or 86 mi Salo
$1329
144 km or 89 mi Kohtla-Jarve
$842
144 km or 90 mi Riihimaki
$1442
163 km or 102 mi Tartu
$891
168 km or 104 mi Kotka
$1276
171 km or 106 mi Kaarina
$1300
171 km or 107 mi Sillamae
$783
175 km or 108 mi Hameenlinna
$1229
178 km or 111 mi Turku
$1397
179 km or 111 mi Lahti
$1347
185 km or 115 mi Raisio
$1294
185 km or 115 mi Kuressaare
$773
186 km or 115 mi Hamina
$1297
193 km or 120 mi Kouvola
$1261
196 km or 122 mi Narva
$743
207 km or 129 mi Valkeakoski
$1319
215 km or 133 mi Valmiera
$673
235 km or 146 mi Sastamala
$1296
235 km or 146 mi Tampere
$1329
237 km or 147 mi Nokia
$1298
243 km or 151 mi Ylojarvi
$1294
259 km or 161 mi Rauma
$1175
262 km or 163 mi Lappeenranta
$1261
271 km or 168 mi Jamsa
$1291