Our Moldovan office

Inter Relocation Group
Rilvan Romanian Relocations

Topraisar Street, No. 29
Bucharest, Sector 1
Romania (Group Member)

Contact
Dorin Chirila – General Manager
Tel.: +40 21 221 95 46
Fax: +40 21 221 94 42
Email: info@interrelo.com
Responsible for: Operations in Moldova

Moldova Relocation Guide

Key Facts

Government type: Unitary parliamentary republic
Capital: Chisinau
Total Area: 33,846 km²
Population: 2.91 million (est. 2014)
GDP Per Capita: (PPP): $1,725

Official languages: Moldavian 76.5%, Ukrainian 5.5%, Russian 11.2%
Religions: Eastern Orthodox 93.3%, Protestant 1.9%, Jewish 1.1%
Country code: +373
Currency: Leu (MDL)
Voltage: 240 V

Brief Overview

Both for the traveler and business individual, Moldova offers a rich diversity: to see genuine wonderful places, to meet wonderful people. This small and practical Moldavian guide will help you to better understand and to get acquainted with Moldova. It might be difficult for a foreigner to get used to local culture and spirit, but your relocation service provider is committed to help you throughout this integration process. Give Moldova a chance and give yourself a chance to have this new and unforgettable experience.

Chisinau is the largest city of the country and its political, administrative, economical and cultural centre, with a population of more than 493,000 inhabitants. Its culture results from a mixture of Eastern and Western European influences, with large squares and gardens, with art galleries and nightlife pulsing in clubs and casinos – a unique experience for any visitor.

Moldavians in their own homes are fabulous hosts. You had better be hungry, because the food never stops coming. On and on, dish after dish.

Rental market

Residential property prices in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, are rising, on the basis of Moldova’s economic growth. The past few years have seen a house price explosion, which was due to increased demand from foreign investors and higher remittances from Gastarbeiters (foreign workers in Germany) combined with lack of supply.

Chisinau is the country’s political, economic, and cultural capital. It is the only city in Moldova with reasonable living conditions for expatriates. Many houses are built specially for rental. The city’s prime residential area is in its western section: Buiucani, the City Centre, and Botanica. There are no restrictions on foreigners buying properties in Moldova, except for agricultural land.

Standard Tenancy: Minimum 1 (one) year, up to 3 years in duration.
Security Deposit: Yes, the equivalent of up to two month’s rent.
Real Estate Commission: Paid by the landlord, typically 50% of one month’s rent.
Utilities: The utilities are not included in the rent. They are paid by the tenant, based on monthly invoices.

Healthcare

The reform of the health system of the Republic of Moldova started in 1995, when the World Bank and the Moldovan Government started negotiating the enhancement of the health system and adoption of the Law on Health Protection nr. 411-XIII from 28 th of March 1995.

At this stage new principles regarding health financing and organization of primary and secondary health care was established and the private health sector started to be developed. In 1997 the reform of Primary Health Care started. Based on Strategy for reforming of health sector in newly economic conditions, that has been approved by the Government of the Republic of Moldova decision Nr. 668 from 17th of July 1997, Primary Health Care sector (family medicine) started to be developed, number of hospitals and beds has been decreased, basic package of services guaranteed by the state has been defined.

Schools

The QSI International School of Chisinau is the only international school in Moldova. It is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 8 for students of all nationalities.

QSI International School of Chisinau

Key Facts

Government type: Unitary parliamentary republic
Capital: Chisinau
Total Area: 33,846 km²
Population: 2.91 million (est. 2014)
GDP Per Capita: (PPP): $1,725

Official languages: Moldavian 76.5%, Ukrainian 5.5%, Russian 11.2%
Religions: Eastern Orthodox 93.3%, Protestant 1.9%, Jewish 1.1%
Country code: +373
Currency: Leu (MDL)
Voltage: 240 V

Brief Overview

Both for the traveler and business individual, Moldova offers a rich diversity: to see genuine wonderful places, to meet wonderful people. This small and practical Moldavian guide will help you to better understand and to get acquainted with Moldova. It might be difficult for a foreigner to get used to local culture and spirit, but your relocation service provider is committed to help you throughout this integration process. Give Moldova a chance and give yourself a chance to have this new and unforgettable experience.

Chisinau is the largest city of the country and its political, administrative, economical and cultural centre, with a population of more than 493,000 inhabitants. Its culture results from a mixture of Eastern and Western European influences, with large squares and gardens, with art galleries and nightlife pulsing in clubs and casinos – a unique experience for any visitor.

Moldavians in their own homes are fabulous hosts. You had better be hungry, because the food never stops coming. On and on, dish after dish.

Rental Market

Residential property prices in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, are rising, on the basis of Moldova’s economic growth. The past few years have seen a house price explosion, which was due to increased demand from foreign investors and higher remittances from Gastarbeiters (foreign workers in Germany) combined with lack of supply.

Chisinau is the country’s political, economic, and cultural capital. It is the only city in Moldova with reasonable living conditions for expatriates. Many houses are built specially for rental. The city’s prime residential area is in its western section: Buiucani, the City Centre, and Botanica. There are no restrictions on foreigners buying properties in Moldova, except for agricultural land.

Standard Tenancy: Minimum 1 (one) year, up to 3 years in duration.
Security Deposit: Yes, the equivalent of up to two month’s rent.
Real Estate Commission: Paid by the landlord, typically 50% of one month’s rent.
Utilities: The utilities are not included in the rent. They are paid by the tenant, based on monthly invoices.

Health Care

The reform of the health system of the Republic of Moldova started in 1995, when the World Bank and the Moldovan Government started negotiating the enhancement of the health system and adoption of the Law on Health Protection nr. 411-XIII from 28 th of March 1995.

At this stage new principles regarding health financing and organization of primary and secondary health care have been established, private health sector started to be developed. In 1997 the reform of Primary Health Care started. Based on Strategy for reforming of health sector in newly economic conditions, that has been approved by the Government of the Republic of Moldova decision Nr. 668 from 17th of July 1997, Primary Health Care sector (family medicine) started to be developed, number of hospitals and beds has been decreased, basic package of services guaranteed by the state has been defined.

Schools

The QSI International School of Chisinau is the only international school in Moldova. It is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 8 for students of all nationalities.

QSI International School of Chisinau

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