Cost of living in Algeria

Summary of cost of living in Algeria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 208,355 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 88,909 Dinar
  • Algeria is the 3rd cheapest country in Africa (8 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Algeria is cheaper than in 95% of countries in the World (90 out of 95)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 773 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 532 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 326 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 71 Dinar
12 eggs, large 150 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 94 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 460 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 262 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 61 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 176 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,799 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 141 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 41 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 63,449 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 34,225 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 8,324 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 50,578 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 26,419 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,920 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,029 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 42,204 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 21,851 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 590 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,159 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 5,696 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 6,566 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,232 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 11,905 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,524,020 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 37 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 1,672 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 562 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 721 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,590 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 251 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 426 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 358 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 103 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 193 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 494 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,759 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 815 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,684 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,344 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 656 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 286 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 519 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 54,227 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 10 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,771 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 272 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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