Prices in Moldova
Prices in Moldova are low. The main item of expenses on vacation will be the cost of living. On average, for 1 night in a hotel you will pay 50-55 euros (3-star hotel), although you can find cheaper accommodation if you wish..
Shopping in Moldova
While shopping in Moldova, you can get products from local craftsmen, traditional drinks and food, jewelry, technical innovations, clothes and footwear of world brands. In Chisinau, boutiques, shopping centers (Shopping Malldova, SunCity, UNIC), souvenir shops are waiting for you. A large selection of souvenirs can be found in Chisinau “Arbat” - a small square in the city center.
It is best to go for tasty and healthy Moldovan honey (honey in combs, honey with nuts) during city and national holidays (at this time, local beekeepers bring their products to the city streets). But honey can also be bought in Chisinau markets..
As a souvenir of your vacation in Moldova, you should bring:
- ceramics decorated with original ornaments, clothes, tablecloths, curtains decorated with embroidery, wood products (unique carving), carpets (synthetic, woolen, jacquard), forged and grapevine products, national costumes, rag dolls, figurines of white storks ( country symbol), leather products (shoes, outerwear, bags);
- Moldovan wines, cognacs, chocolates, honey.
In Moldova, you can buy chocolates from 4 euros / 1 kg, a tablecloth decorated with hand embroidery - for 30 euros, carpets - from 40 euros, Moldovan wines - from 8 euros.
Excursions and entertainment
On a sightseeing tour of Chisinau, you will see buildings of the 19-20 centuries, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, visit the National Museum of Ethnography. This excursion will cost you 30 euros.
Wine lovers should visit the wine cellars “Milestii Mici”: on a 1.5-hour guided tour, costing 50 euros, you will walk through the wine cellars and taste different types of wines (as a snack you will be offered to taste fruits, cookies and nuts). If you want to see the oldest monastic settlement in the Republic of Moldova, be sure to visit the Saharna Monastery. The cost of the tour depends on the number of people present. So, for a group of 1-3 people, you will pay 150 euros for 1 person, and for a group of 7-15 people - 40 euros for 1 person (the price includes transport and guide services).
Public transport in the country is trolleybuses, buses and minibuses. For travel by bus and fixed-route taxi you will pay 0.25-0.3 euros, 1 trip by trolleybus will cost you 0.18-0.2 euros, and by taxi - 2.5-5.5 euros (in the city).
If you decide to rent a car, 1 day of rental will cost you at least 30 euros / day. And, for example, for rent “Range Rover” with a driver you will be charged 130-150 euros / day. It is worth considering that a tax of 50-150 euros is charged for renting a car in the country (the price depends on the model).
On vacation in Moldova, you will need about 75 euros per day for 1 person.