Cost of living in Macedonia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 427 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 200 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 150 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 49 ден
12 eggs, large 88 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 54 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 164 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 52 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 39 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 49 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 323 ден
2 liters of Coca-Cola 72 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 21 ден
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 25,217 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 16,326 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 8,170 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 15,431 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 13,560 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 4,219 ден
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 732 ден
40” flat screen TV 22,032 ден
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 6,874 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 300 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 131 ден
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,166 ден
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,956 ден
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,914 ден
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,820 ден
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,246,860 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 68 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,325 ден
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 203 ден
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 233 ден
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,167 ден
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 105 ден
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 173 ден
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 190 ден
4 rolls of toilet paper 47 ден
Tube of toothpaste 99 ден
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 200 ден
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 789 ден
2 tickets to the movies 534 ден
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,000 ден
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,385 ден
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 182 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 86 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 84 ден
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 52,980 ден
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 ден
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,682 ден
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 122 ден

Map of Cost of Living in Macedonia

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This map shows only the top cities in Macedonia. We also have on this page a 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.

Are you moving to Macedonia? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Gostivar Ohrid Prilep
Skopje Veles

Recent Prices Added

  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Skopje costs 1,310,750 ден (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Skopje costs 74 ден (3 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Skopje costs 1,500 ден (7 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Skopje costs 300 ден (7 days ago)
  • 500 g of bread in Skopje costs 15 ден (7 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Veles costs 80 ден (8 days ago)