Cost of living in Macedonia

Summary of cost of living in Macedonia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 97,483 ден
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 37,991 ден
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 429 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 219 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 161 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 53 ден
12 eggs, large 112 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 72 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 190 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 42 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 33 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 47 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 326 ден
2 liters of coca-cola 76 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 28 ден
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 22,644 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 15,258 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,102 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 14,637 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,662 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 2,048 ден
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 880 ден
40” flat screen tv 20,169 ден
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,171 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 270 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 182 ден
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,789 ден
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,115 ден
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 5,057 ден
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,720 ден
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,193,450 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 69 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,398 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) 2,000 ден
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 209 ден
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 194 ден
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 154 ден
4 rolls of toilet paper 49 ден
Tube of toothpaste 116 ден
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 185 ден
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 645 ден
2 tickets to the movies 402 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 1,257 ден
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 296 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 100 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 109 ден
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 21,005 ден
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 6 ден
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,348 ден
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 135 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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Gostivar Ohrid Prilep
Skopje Veles

Prices recently added

  • Public transport in Skopje costs 1,200 ден (5 days ago)
  • Public transport in Skopje costs 1,400 ден (6 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Skopje costs 18,000 ден (6 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Skopje costs 27,000 ден (6 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Skopje costs 110 ден (8 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Skopje costs 1,000 ден (8 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Skopje costs 2,000 ден (8 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Skopje costs 120 ден (8 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Skopje costs 100 ден (8 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Skopje costs 200 ден (8 days ago)