Cost of living in Albania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 915 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 467 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 262 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 122 Lek
12 eggs, large 178 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 90 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 383 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 101 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 60 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 112 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,058 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 171 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 72 Lek
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 42,412 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 29,000 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,875 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 30,921 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 20,599 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,879 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,066 Lek
40” flat screen TV 53,000 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,562 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,229 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 373 Lek
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,893 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,218 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,218 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 10,505 Lek
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,033,860 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 165 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,611 Lek
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 567 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 649 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,497 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 403 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 374 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 418 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 165 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 247 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 400 Lek
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,575 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,017 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,249 Lek
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,737 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 571 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 170 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 293 Lek
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 24 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,794 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 301 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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List of all cities available in Albania

Durrës Elbasan Korçë
Shkoder Tirana Vlorë

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Tirana costs 300 Lek (8 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Tirana costs 7,000 Lek (8 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Tirana costs 170 Lek (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Tirana costs 1,000 Lek (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Tirana costs 1,000 Lek (8 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for babysitter services in Tirana costs 200 Lek (8 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Tirana costs 250 Lek (8 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Tirana costs 350 Lek (8 days ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Tirana costs 570 Lek (8 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Tirana costs 438 Lek (8 days ago)