Chisinau vs Tehran - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Tehran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$839
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$2328
🏠 One person rent
$281
$463
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$1200
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$216
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$59.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$267
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
50
96
😀 Quality of life
58
63
🏙️ Population
639K
8.69M

The cost of living in Chisinau is 31% less expensive than in Tehran. Cities ranked 7572nd and 5946th ($577 vs $839) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 9th in Moldova and Iran, respectively. Check Moldova vs Iran comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 0.3 months in Tehran. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Tehran ranked 1st in Iran, while ranked 5487th and 4631st among best cities to live in the world.

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Chisinau Tehran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$4.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$34.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$4.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$1.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$574
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$400
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$1558
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$1065
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$13.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$21
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$14.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
20.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$2269
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$1215
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$14.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$3.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$0.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$0.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$0.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$3.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$1.19
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$3.88
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$3.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$7.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$0.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$0.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$4.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$0.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$2.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$2.61
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$6.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$5.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$20.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$2.01
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$38.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$50.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$146
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$120
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$1585

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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
9.8 km or 6.1 mi Golestan
$665
12 km or 7.6 mi Ray
$667
27 km or 17 mi Eslamshahr
$588
27 km or 17 mi Nasimshahr
$665
28 km or 17 mi Qods
$668
32 km or 20 mi Qarchak
$665
33 km or 20 mi Shahriar
$669
34 km or 21 mi Pakdasht
$667
36 km or 23 mi Pardis
$659
38 km or 23 mi Andisheh
$657
39 km or 24 mi Robat Karim
$657
39 km or 24 mi Fardis
$663
40 km or 25 mi Malard
$670
43 km or 26 mi Karaj
$688
46 km or 28 mi Mohammadshahr
$658
52 km or 32 mi Varamin
$838
52 km or 33 mi Kamal Shahr
$661
78 km or 49 mi Nazarabad
$658
120 km or 75 mi Amol
$603
121 km or 75 mi Khak-e Ali
$657
122 km or 76 mi Saveh
$666
127 km or 79 mi Qom
$993
142 km or 88 mi Qazvin
$1104
148 km or 92 mi Babol
$424
155 km or 96 mi Qaem Shahr
$664
176 km or 109 mi Sari
$529
178 km or 111 mi Semnan
$664
191 km or 119 mi Kashan
$600
210 km or 130 mi Lahijan
$662
239 km or 148 mi Arak
$567
240 km or 149 mi Rasht
$915
282 km or 175 mi Hamadan
$943
283 km or 176 mi Malayer
$412
284 km or 177 mi Zanjan
$516
302 km or 188 mi Gorgan
$591
315 km or 196 mi Borujerd
$631
316 km or 196 mi Shahin Shahr
$660
326 km or 202 mi Dorud
$658
333 km or 207 mi Shahrud
$662
334 km or 207 mi Khomeyni Shahr
$662