Chisinau vs Vilnius - Cost of Living Comparison

Chisinau Vilnius
🚶 Cost of living one person
$577
$1021
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1413
$2415
🏠 One person rent
$281
$538
🏘️ Family rent
$491
$866
🍽️ Food expenses
$195
$311
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.7
$63.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$456
$1194
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
50
69
😀 Quality of life
58
79
🏙️ Population
639K
553K

The cost of living in Chisinau is 43% less expensive than in Vilnius. Cities ranked 7572nd and 5111th ($577 vs $1021) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Moldova and Lithuania, respectively. Check Moldova vs Lithuania comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chisinau compared to 1.2 months in Vilnius. Chisinau ranked 1st best city to live in Moldova vs Vilnius ranked 1st in Lithuania, while ranked 5487th and 412th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chisinau Vilnius
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.02
$8.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.5
$37.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.86
$5.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
$3.97
 Cappuccino
$1.6
$2.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
$580
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$185
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$467
$1103
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$348
$620
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.6
$87.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$7.96
$12.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.04%
2.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1134
$3822
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$795
$2456
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
$0.66
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$9.88
$28.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.34
$7.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.45
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.84
$1.29
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.35
$1.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.44
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.63
$2.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.23
$8.99
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$6.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.15
$8.96
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$1.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$1.9
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.48
$8.06
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
$9.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$4.46
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.19
$1.42
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.52
$2.34
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$26.8
$31.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$7.28
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$43.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.16
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.9
$77.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$83
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$266
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2149
$8155

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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 Vilnius

Distance City Cost of living
77 km or 48 mi Jonava
$632
86 km or 53 mi Alytus
$671
90 km or 56 mi Kaunas
$843
93 km or 58 mi Utena
$741
125 km or 78 mi Marijampole
$721
130 km or 81 mi Panevezys
$645
148 km or 92 mi Grodno
$424
153 km or 95 mi Daugavpils
$644
166 km or 103 mi Suwalki
$715
171 km or 107 mi Minsk
$716
180 km or 112 mi Baranavichy
$480
186 km or 116 mi Siauliai
$628
205 km or 127 mi Jekabpils
$580
214 km or 133 mi Elk
$724
215 km or 133 mi Barysaw
$548
223 km or 138 mi Bialystok
$732
240 km or 149 mi Jelgava
$724
240 km or 149 mi Rezekne
$582
241 km or 150 mi Ogre
$676
259 km or 161 mi Mazeikiai
$711
262 km or 163 mi Riga
$967
269 km or 167 mi Lomza
$678
271 km or 168 mi Jurmala
$829
286 km or 178 mi Klaipeda
$767
290 km or 180 mi Pinsk
$588
301 km or 187 mi Ostroleka
$722
307 km or 191 mi Kaliningrad
$745
308 km or 192 mi Brest
$473
310 km or 192 mi Babruysk
$545
317 km or 197 mi Vitebsk
$378
318 km or 197 mi Valmiera
$673
327 km or 203 mi Olsztyn
$637
328 km or 204 mi Biala Podlaska
$721
336 km or 209 mi Liepaja
$650
339 km or 211 mi Mogilev
$497
342 km or 212 mi Siedlce
$681
366 km or 228 mi Ciechanow
$724
379 km or 236 mi Ventspils
$758
385 km or 239 mi Elblag
$653
390 km or 242 mi Otwock
$722