Cost of living in Macedonia

Summary of cost of living in Macedonia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 94,102 ден
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 37,218 ден
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 547 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 191 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 139 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 49 ден
12 eggs, large 104 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 62 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 234 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 36 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 34 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 42 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 406 ден
2 liters of coca-cola 76 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 29 ден
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 20,321 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 17,031 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,186 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 18,466 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,313 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,345 ден
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 708 ден
40” flat screen tv 21,633 ден
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 10,000 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 281 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 125 ден
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,553 ден
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,755 ден
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,959 ден
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,000 ден
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 433,546 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 63 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,441 ден
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 182 ден
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 177 ден
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,500 ден
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 209 ден
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 140 ден
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 149 ден
4 rolls of toilet paper 57 ден
Tube of toothpaste 73 ден
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 190 ден
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 991 ден
2 tickets to the movies 490 ден
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,400 ден
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,779 ден
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 216 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 80 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 87 ден
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 35,000 ден
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 7 ден
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,041 ден
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 132 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:
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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