Cost of living in Macedonia
Are you moving to Macedonia? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?
Find out what is the real equivalent in Macedonia of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||372 ден|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||195 ден|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||140 ден|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||50 ден|
|12 eggs, large||90 ден|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||52 ден|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||147 ден|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||40 ден|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||33 ден|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||43 ден|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||263 ден|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||74 ден|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||25 ден|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||23,250 ден|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||17,250 ден|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||6,631 ден|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||17,556 ден|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||11,000 ден|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||3,273 ден|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||742 ден|
|40” flat screen TV||24,527 ден|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||4,750 ден|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||307 ден|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||144 ден|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||3,186 ден|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||2,711 ден|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||5,369 ден|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||5,005 ден|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||1,071,420 ден|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||63 ден|
|Monthly ticket public transport||1,366 ден|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||198 ден|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||275 ден|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||849 ден|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||105 ден|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||187 ден|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||194 ден|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||58 ден|
|Tube of toothpaste||103 ден|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||208 ден|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||822 ден|
|2 tickets to the movies||482 ден|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||610 ден|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||1,440 ден|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||209 ден|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||89 ден|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||88 ден|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||50,088 ден|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||37 ден|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||1,602 ден|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||122 ден|
Map of Cost of Living in Macedonia
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.