Cost of living in Macedonia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 370 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 202 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 133 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 50 ден
12 eggs, large 95 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 51 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 157 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 51 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 36 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 48 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 266 ден
2 liters of Coca-Cola 74 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 21 ден
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 26,342 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 18,424 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,800 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 17,098 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 11,691 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 3,278 ден
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 765 ден
40” flat screen TV 26,811 ден
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 6,250 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 295 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 131 ден
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,636 ден
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,332 ден
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 5,429 ден
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,143 ден
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,030,580 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 62 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,299 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 212 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 86 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 89 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 1,534 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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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Skopje costs 170 ден (3 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Skopje costs 2,500 ден (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Skopje costs 100 ден (3 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Skopje costs 270 ден (3 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Skopje costs 2,400 ден (3 days ago)
  • 1 ticket to the theater (best available seats) in Skopje costs 1,000 ден (3 days ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Skopje costs 600 ден (3 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Skopje costs 1,000 ден (3 days ago)
  • Public transport in Skopje costs 1,300 ден (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Skopje costs 67 ден (3 days ago)