Cost of living in Macedonia

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Food
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
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 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
Clothes
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
Transportation
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
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.) 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
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) 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

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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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