Cost of living in Macedonia

Summary of cost of living in Macedonia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 122,507 ден
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 51,517 ден
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 429 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 272 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 211 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 78 ден
12 eggs, large 118 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 102 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 232 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 48 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 53 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 52 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 826 ден
2 liters of coca-cola 81 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 31 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 31,266 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 25,000 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,000 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 19,958 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 16,000 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,000 ден
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 572 ден
40” flat screen tv 25,000 ден
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,500 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 400 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 250 ден
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,000 ден
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,000 ден
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,000 ден
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,000 ден
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,869,010 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 92 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,309 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.) 130 ден
4 rolls of toilet paper 57 ден
Tube of toothpaste 65 ден
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 200 ден
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,019 ден
2 tickets to the movies 799 ден
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,500 ден
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,200 ден
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 300 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 104 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 117 ден
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 7 ден
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,144 ден
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 156 ден

Map of Cost of Living in Macedonia


This map shows only the top cities in Macedonia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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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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