Chisinau

Quality of life in Chisinau

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
14/265
Details
Large apartment$510.00
Medium apartment$390.00
Rent index [score]0.97
Small apartment$270.00

Cost of Living

9
17/248
Details
5km taxi ride$2.00
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$1.00
A kilogram of Apples$0.74
Bread$0.29
Inflation [score]0.93
Lunch$5.20
Monthly fitness club membership$50.00
Monthly public transport$9.30
Movie ticket$6.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$29.27

Startups

3
202/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups10
Meetups members2338
Number of startup events in the last 12 months6
Number of upcoming meetup events3
Startup climate scene [score]0.25
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.22
Startups [score]0.41
Total number of startups23

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
207/266
Details
Airport hub25
Airport hub [score]0.19
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

5
82/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Moldova/Chişinău
Traffic handling [score]0.77

Business Freedom

5
218/264
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
105/266
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]0.96
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.97

Healthcare

4
242/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.30
Healthcare quality [score]0.48
Life expectancy (years)72.10
Life expectancy [score]0.33

Education

1
211/240
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
199/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.46
Cleanliness [score]0.29
Drinking water quality [score]0.29
Urban greenery [score]0.69

Economy

4
205/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area17.90
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
53/266
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

5
134/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)24.97
Internet access (download) [score]0.42
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)18.30

Leisure & Culture

3
244/264
Details
Art galleries33
Art galleries [score]0.33
Cinemas17
Cinemas [score]0.36
Comedy clubs8
Comedy clubs [score]0.49
Concert venues22
Concerts [score]0.31
Historical sites13
Historical sites [score]0.33
Museums16
Museums [score]0.21
Performing art venues39
Performing arts [score]0.43
Sport venues6
Sports [score]0.23
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.56

Tolerance

7
168/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index71.12
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.72
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not 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 legalityAmbiguous
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.61

Outdoors

3
222/266
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)41.00
Water access [score]0.62
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People in Chisinau

Population of Chisinau

650,900
1,119 /km²
116/264
Density (people per unit of area)
0%
Growth in 2015-2020
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Demographics of Moldova

Median age
36
Elderly people
12%
Life expectancy at birth
71
GDP per capita (in USD)
$4,979
258/263
Unemployment
6%
153/264

Languages

Common spoken languages
Romanian

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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 (; Romanian: [kiʃiˈnəw] ( listen)), also known as Kishinev (Russian: Кишинёв, tr. Kishinyov), 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 Bâc. According to the results of the 2014 census, the city proper had a population of 532,513, while the number of population in the Municipality of Chișinău (which includes the city itself and other nearby communities) was 662,836. Chișinău is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova and its largest transportation hub.

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