Cost of living in Macedonia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 349 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 190 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 136 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 51 ден
12 eggs, large 91 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 53 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 155 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 35 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 31 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 44 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 265 ден
2 liters of Coca-Cola 75 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 23 ден
Housing
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 13,640 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 3,087 ден
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 733 ден
40” flat screen TV 24,527 ден
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,243 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 279 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 128 ден
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 3,002 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
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,086,270 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 64 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,366 ден
Personal Care
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.) 185 ден
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 181 ден
4 rolls of toilet paper 58 ден
Tube of toothpaste 103 ден
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 186 ден
Entertainment
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) 607 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 198 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 87 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 90 ден
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 54,423 ден
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.00 ден
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,734 ден
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 124 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
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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Skopje costs 1,500 ден (10 days ago)