Iran vs Moldova - Cost of Living Comparison

Iran Moldova
🚶 Cost of living one person
$723
$501
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1849
$1263
🏠 One person rent
$357
$232
🏘️ Family rent
$769
$416
🍽️ Food expenses
$237
$180
🚐 Transport expenses
$35.1
$25.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$347
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$2422
$4547
😃 Human freedom index
4.53
7.68
❤️ Life expectancy
76.9
72
👮 Corruption perceptions index
25
36
🌐 English speaking %
12%
2%
🎓 Higher education
80
47
😀 Quality of life
44
47
🏙️ Population
80M
2.55M

The average cost of living in Iran ($723) is 44% more expensive than in Moldova ($501). Iran ranked 117th vs 179th for Moldova in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Iran compared to 0.7 months in Moldova. Ranked 116th and 102nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Iran vs Moldova

We calculate prices for Iran and Moldova as a population-weighted mean of 102 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Iran Moldova
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.13
$3.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.4
$19.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.67
$3.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.99
$1.24
 Cappuccino
$1.82
$1.31
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.91
$0.65
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$436
$225
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$148
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$993
$383
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$638
$297
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25
$60.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$38.6
$94
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.3
$8.33
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
20.33%
8.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2252
$926
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1269
$655
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.5
$10.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.37
$3.19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.5
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.99
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.18
$0.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.58
$1.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.22
$6.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.35
$3.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$5.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$0.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$0.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.27
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.94
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$1.08
$3.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.82
$2.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.42
$6.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.68
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.08
$1.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.75
$1.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.3
$24.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.92
$4.66
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.2
$15.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.43
$4.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$54.7
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$134
$75.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$230
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1191
$2684

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Cities Comparison in Iran vs Moldova

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Iran

City Cost of living Population
Tehran
$839
8.69M
Tabriz
$1049
1.56M
Mashhad
$668
3M
Hamadan
$943
554K
Shiraz
$724
1.57M
Isfahan
$605
1.96M
Kermanshah
$627
946K
Karaj
$688
1.59M
Ahvaz
$490
1.18M
Qazvin
$1104
403K
Qom
$993
1.2M
Ardabil
$842
529K
Bandar Abbas
$675
527K
Rasht
$915
680K
Sari
$529
347K
Eslamshahr
$588
448K
Kerman
$680
538K
Babol
$424
250K
Zanjan
$516
433K
Kashan
$600
433K
Abadan
$630
231K
Sanandaj
$755
413K
Arak
$567
521K
Khorramabad
$639
373K
Yazd
$809
530K
Urmia
$449
736K
Gorgan
$591
312K
Shahriar
$669
310K
Qods
$668
310K
Malard
$670
281K

In Moldova

City Cost of living Population
Chisinau
$577
639K
Tiraspol
$345
134K
Balti
$366
102K
Bender
$441
91.9K
Cahul
$522
30K
Ungheni
$413
30.8K
Dubasari
$413
28.5K
Soroca
$412
22.2K
Comrat
$521
20.1K
Orhei
$413
21.1K