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Money and costs

Currency
Lei (MDL)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated December 17, 2018 5:41PM 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

ATMs widely available, particularly in Chişinău and other cities. Credit cards usually accepted in urban centres, less so in rural areas. Transdniestr has its own currency.

Tipping

  • Restaurants A small tip of 5% to 10% is appropriate; service charges are usually not included in the bill.

  • Taxis Taxi drivers will gladly accept tips but they are not expected.