Sunday, October 17, 2021

Money & Shopping in Moldova

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Local wine is of excellent quality and reasonably priced in contrast to other nations, although it is mostly unknown in Western Europe due to political reasons.


Moldova’s currency is the leu (ISO 4217 code MDL). The Moldovan leu (plural: lei), like the Romanian leu, is split into 100 bani (singular: ban). The currency’s name comes from Romania and means “lion.”

While in Moldova, make a point of visiting at least one piata and perusing the Soviet memorabilia, but be aware that vendors may charge outsiders considerably greater rates than locals.

Banknotes are issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 lei.