Cost of living in Albania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,027 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 396 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 271 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 125 Lek
12 eggs, large 204 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 113 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 345 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 103 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 59 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 120 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,012 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 164 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 72 Lek
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 64,929 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 37,469 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 10,346 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 56,158 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 30,666 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 4,833 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,627 Lek
40” flat screen TV 36,988 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 10,655 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 691 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 462 Lek
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 8,642 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,659 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 11,577 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 12,445 Lek
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,992,600 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 177 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,656 Lek
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 365 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,465 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,706 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 413 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 367 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 388 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 160 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 221 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 460 Lek
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,334 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,000 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,000 Lek
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,184 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 642 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 143 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 322 Lek
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 71,519 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 31 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,588 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 315 Lek

Map of Cost of Living in Albania

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This map shows only the top cities in Albania. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Albania? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Durrës Elbasan Korçë
Shkoder Tirana Vlorë

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Vlorë costs 350 Lek (3 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Vlorë costs 2,500 Lek (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Vlorë costs 500 Lek (3 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Vlorë costs 200 Lek (3 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Vlorë costs 1,000 Lek (3 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Vlorë costs 4,000 Lek (3 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Vlorë costs 1,000 Lek (3 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Vlorë costs 2,000 Lek (3 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Vlorë costs 300 Lek (3 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Vlorë costs 200 Lek (3 days ago)