Iraq vs Moldova - Cost of Living Comparison

Iraq Moldova
🚶 Cost of living one person
$688
$501
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1263
🏠 One person rent
$313
$232
🏘️ Family rent
$534
$416
🍽️ Food expenses
$215
$180
🚐 Transport expenses
$105
$25.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$621
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$4146
$4547
😃 Human freedom index
5.02
7.68
❤️ Life expectancy
70.7
72
👮 Corruption perceptions index
23
36
🌐 English speaking %
35%
2%
🎓 Higher education
49
47
😀 Quality of life
41
47
🏙️ Population
38.3M
2.55M

The average cost of living in Iraq ($688) is 37% more expensive than in Moldova ($501). Iraq ranked 122nd 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 0.9 months in Iraq compared to 0.7 months in Moldova. Ranked 122nd and 102nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Iraq vs Moldova

We calculate prices for Iraq and Moldova as a population-weighted mean of 29 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.

Iraq Moldova
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.03
$3.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20
$19.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.12
$3.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.41
$1.24
 Cappuccino
$2.31
$1.31
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.48
$0.65
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$303
$225
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$194
$148
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$602
$383
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$360
$297
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.1
$60.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$83.1
$94
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$42.6
$8.33
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.74%
8.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1406
$926
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$652
$655
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.42
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.1
$10.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.8
$3.19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.4
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.85
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$0.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.78
$1.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.39
$6.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.05
$3.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.97
$5.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$0.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$1.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$1.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$0.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$0.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.95
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.2
$3.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.8
$2.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.19
$6.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.75
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
$1.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.01
$1.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.4
$24.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.01
$4.66
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.3
$15.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.1
$4.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.3
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$44.4
$75.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$113
$230
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1526
$2684

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Cities Comparison in Iraq vs Moldova

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Iraq

City Cost of living Population
Baghdad
$801
6.96M
Mosul
$452
1.69M
Kirkuk
$568
975K
Basra
$823
1.33M
Erbil
$797
846K
Ramadi
$658
875K
Sulaymaniyah
$701
878K
Najaf
$556
725K
Karbala
$600
690K
Nasiriyah
$638
542K
Amarah
$638
512K
Ctesiphon
$637
500K
Baqubah
$633
468K
Hillah
$597
541K
Kut
$649
378K
Az Zubayr
$601
370K
Al Diwaniyah
$536
392K
Duhok
$622
331K
Fallujah
$621
326K
Zakho
$630
219K
Samawah
$612
215K
Abu Ghraib
$859
189K
Kufa
$604
166K
Samarra
$601
140K
Umm Qasr
$588
108K
Tikrit
$584
106K
Al-Faw
$588
105K
Al-Karmah
$598
95K
Sinjar
$614
88K

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