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Money and Costs

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Currency, Exchanging Money, Credit Cards, Tipping, Bargaining, Costs... The Moldovan Leu (pl. Lei, means Lion(s)), shortly MDL, is the quite instabile currency of Republic of Moldova.
As many Moldovans work abroad and send money home, there are very many exchanges in the capital Chisinau - but watch out, some put a simple 0 between two numbers to confuse you!
Credit cards are excepted in many modern shops.
The costs in Moldova are at the moment approximately one fifth of those I got to know in Germany, though Chisinau is the most expensive part of the country.
The whole facts do not count for the part of Moldova situated on the left (Eastern) side of the Dnestr! Transnistria has its own money, worthless everywhere outside!

Edited bymart_o-cloc on 29.11.2004

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