Cost of living in Albania

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 880 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 465 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 252 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 126 Lek
12 eggs, large 175 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 96 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 415 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 105 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 63 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 99 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 866 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 171 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 67 Lek
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 50,932 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 30,334 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,634 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 35,289 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 21,672 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 4,387 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,049 Lek
40” flat screen TV 48,593 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,446 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 819 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 295 Lek
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 8,278 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,773 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,474 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 10,134 Lek
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,435,430 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 167 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,608 Lek
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 781 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 823 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,986 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 438 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 384 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 433 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 194 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 258 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 445 Lek
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,775 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,000 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,202 Lek
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 5,340 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 599 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 160 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 308 Lek
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 73,072 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,012 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 306 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

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Durrës costs 10,000 Lek (6 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Durrës costs 450 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Durrës costs 120 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 500 g of bread in Durrës costs 20 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Durrës costs 220 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Durrës costs 400 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Durrës costs 65 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Durrës costs 50 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Durrës costs 156 Lek (6 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Durrës costs 130 Lek (6 days ago)