Cost of living in Algeria

Summary of cost of living in Algeria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 256,779 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 117,983 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 918 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 615 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 489 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 133 Dinar
12 eggs, large 279 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 96 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 614 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 492 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 73 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 235 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,415 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 148 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 54 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 92,152 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 51,478 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,059 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 60,233 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 28,294 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,431 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,502 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 37,259 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 27,793 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 774 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 578 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,886 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 6,649 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 13,674 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 9,330 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,337,130 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 42 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 1,144 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 738 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 466 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,911 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 252 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 492 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 256 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 181 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 205 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 420 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,469 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 1,450 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,525 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 5,144 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,000 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 218 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 364 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 88,208 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 11 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,716 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 344 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:
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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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  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Algiers costs 100 Dinar (2 days ago)

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