Cost of living in Algeria

Summary of cost of living in Algeria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 312,786 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 137,082 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 891 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 685 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 368 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 115 Dinar
12 eggs, large 209 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 92 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 519 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 418 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 93 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 311 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,514 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 151 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 44 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 103,561 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 57,719 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 9,065 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 59,583 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 26,430 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 4,827 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,988 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 68,632 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,592 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 727 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,253 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 4,998 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 9,185 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 13,883 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 13,916 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,185,700 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 43 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 1,136 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 690 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 633 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,978 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 343 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 523 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 346 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 164 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 383 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 481 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,421 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 1,040 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,500 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,086 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 512 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 294 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 426 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 133,938 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 10 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,328 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 332 Dinar

Map of Cost of Living in Algeria

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