Chisinau

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
12/264
Details
Large apartment$379.03
Medium apartment$301.36
Rent index [score]0.98
Small apartment$223.69

Cost of Living

10
9/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.30
A Cappuccino$1.30
A beer$0.60
A kilogram of Apples$0.48
Bread$0.12
Inflation [score]0.99
Lunch$3.40
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$9.50
Movie ticket$4.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$20.51

Startups

3
196/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups6
Meetups members1389
Number of startup events in the last 12 months2
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.26
Startups [score]0.43
Total number of startups24

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
204/264
Details
Airport hub25
Airport hub [score]0.19
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

5
73/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Moldova/Chişinău
Traffic handling [score]0.76

Business Freedom

5
215/262
Details
Business freedom64.60
Business freedom [score]0.45
Freedom from corruption35.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.24
Lack of labor restrictions39.30
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.10
Time to open a business6.00
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

8
106/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.56
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.97

Healthcare

5
237/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.66
Healthcare quality [score]0.39
Life expectancy (years)72.10
Life expectancy [score]0.33

Education

1
209/238
Details
PISA math ranking (high school)40
PISA ranking45
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.28
PISA reading (high school)42
PISA science (high school)41

Environmental Quality

4
196/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.43
Cleanliness [score]0.25
Drinking water quality [score]0.37
Urban greenery [score]0.68

Economy

4
203/261
Details
Currency for urban areaMDL
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.70
GDP per capita$4979.33
GDP per capita [score]0.10

Taxation

6
50/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.61
Income tax level [score]0.64
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes181
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

6
89/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)28.05
Internet access (download) [score]0.55
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)18.46

Leisure & Culture

3
246/263
Details
Art galleries33
Art galleries [score]0.34
Cinemas17
Cinemas [score]0.36
Comedy clubs8
Comedy clubs [score]0.50
Concert venues22
Concerts [score]0.31
Historical sites12
Historical sites [score]0.34
Museums16
Museums [score]0.21
Performing art venues36
Performing arts [score]0.44
Sport venues6
Sports [score]0.23
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.55

Tolerance

6
150/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index68.81
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.69
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalityN/A
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.52

Outdoors

3
215/264
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)41.00
Water access [score]0.65
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Chisinau are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Chisinau will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$241$362
$301
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$9
Monthly public transport$10
Lunch$3
-73%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$5,455
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

7.10
Guns per 100 people
1.03
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Chisinau in position 152 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Chisinau

Population of Chisinau

635,994
1,119 /km²
116/264
Density (people per unit of area)
0%
Growth in 2015-2020
Chisinau

Demographics of Moldova

Median age
36
Elderly people
12%
Life expectancy at birth
71
GDP per capita (in USD)
$4,979
256/261
Unemployment
5%
51/262

Languages

Common spoken languages
Romanian

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Founder
10.66%
Software Engineer
10.66%
Web Developer
3.28%
Account Manager
2.46%
Data Analyst
2.46%
Product Manager
2.46%
Teacher
2.46%
Other
65.57%

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LGBT rights in Chisinau

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Legal

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On living in Chisinau

Chișinău (/ˌkɪʃˈn/; Romanian pronunciation: [kiʃiˈnəw]), also known formerly as Kishinev, is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova. The city is Moldova's main industrial and commercial center, and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bîc. According to the preliminary results of the 2014 census, the city of Chișinău is home to 492,894 residents. The estimated number of resident population in the Municipality of Chișinău (which includes other nearby communities), as of 1 January 2015, is 736,100.

Chișinău is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova and its largest transportation hub.

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