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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘salut ’
( sah-lew )
Moldovan
‘здравствуйте ’
( zdrast-vuy-tye )
Russian
Plug combo cf
Electricity
230V/50hz
May-Aug
Best time to go
Summer
Friday
HRS
14
14
MINS
52
52
Current Time
GMT +2

Money and costs

Currency
Lei (MDL)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 15, 2019 11:47AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€50
  • Dorm bed: €5–10
  • Double room in a budget hotel: €20–30
  • Plǎcintǎ (stuffed pastries): €2.50
  • Admission to museums: €0.50–1
Midrange
€50–120
  • Double room in a hotel: €50–70
  • Lunch and dinner in local restaurants: €20
  • Local winery tour €20–50
Top end (more than)
€120
  • Double room in a hotel: €80–140
  • Lunch and dinner in upscale restaurants: €40–80
  • Boutique winery tour: €100–200

Visas

None for European countries, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, but required for South Africa and many other countries.

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When to go and weather

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Getting to Moldova

Entering and leaving Moldova is usually a breeze, though you may experience queues and delays.

Getting around Moldova

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Moldovans have plenty of kids and you'll have no problem finding things like playgrounds, baby-changing stations and high chairs in restaurants. If travelling with babies or toddlers, poorly maintained and congested sidewalks in Chişinău make for difficult conditions for prams...

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Working and volunteering

Outside of EU-funded development work, there are few work opportunities for expats in Moldova.

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