Cost of living in Algeria

Summary of cost of living in Algeria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 238,531 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 111,236 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 834 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 468 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 245 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 91 Dinar
12 eggs, large 150 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 71 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 500 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 260 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 50 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 139 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,996 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 144 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 33 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 85,189 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 54,062 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,400 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 44,876 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 26,158 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 4,976 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,357 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 38,944 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 16,939 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 743 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 581 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 5,388 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 5,721 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,452 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 12,562 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,786,410 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 41 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 1,459 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 377 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 335 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,927 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 450 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 517 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 259 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 188 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 185 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 425 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,874 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 880 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,869 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,958 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,579 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 298 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 500 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 54,066 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 10 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,966 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 278 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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Algiers costs 272 Dinar (5 days ago)