Cost of living in Algeria

Summary of cost of living in Algeria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 282,706 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 140,366 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,090 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 538 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 397 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 98 Dinar
12 eggs, large 174 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 110 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 418 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 359 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 68 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 190 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,757 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 157 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 42 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 129,213 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 56,493 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,861 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 63,802 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 34,380 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,509 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 2,677 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 46,342 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,359 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 723 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 486 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 8,865 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 7,374 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 12,791 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 16,351 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,498,870 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 42 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 1,704 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 676 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 419 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,768 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 596 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 552 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 298 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 229 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 214 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 396 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,316 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 910 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,822 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,994 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,535 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 357 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 556 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 54,066 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 9 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 7,033 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 292 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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