Cost of living in Albania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 994 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 377 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 253 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 127 Lek
12 eggs, large 179 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 93 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 339 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 113 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 59 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 109 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,044 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 162 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 74 Lek
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 51,902 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 30,401 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,585 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 40,987 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 24,443 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 8,358 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,872 Lek
40” flat screen TV 43,877 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,656 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 777 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 500 Lek
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,191 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,150 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,808 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 13,045 Lek
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,080,290 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 168 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,564 Lek
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 684 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,157 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,799 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 375 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 358 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 411 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 213 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 242 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 489 Lek
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,332 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 4,725 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 600 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 152 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 295 Lek
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 70,635 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 31 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,424 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 295 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.

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Durrës Elbasan Korçë
Shkoder Tirana Vlorë

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Korçë costs 100 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Korçë costs 20 Lek (6 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Korçë costs 1,000 Lek (6 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Korçë costs 2,000 Lek (6 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Korçë costs 2,500 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Korçë costs 100 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Korçë costs 100 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Korçë costs 100 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Korçë costs 375 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 1 box of 32 of tampons (tampax, ob, ...) in Korçë costs 100 Lek (6 days ago)