Cost of living in Macedonia

Summary of cost of living in Macedonia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 117,313 ден
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 48,275 ден
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 400 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 300 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 150 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 55 ден
12 eggs, large 90 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 70 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 175 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 35 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 40 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 55 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 220 ден
2 liters of coca-cola 82 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 30 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 35,000 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 17,031 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,186 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 19,845 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 13,313 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,345 ден
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 724 ден
40” flat screen tv 21,633 ден
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 10,000 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 281 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 125 ден
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,337 ден
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,865 ден
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,376 ден
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,000 ден
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,827,630 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 75 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,000 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 176 ден
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 991 ден
2 tickets to the movies 600 ден
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,400 ден
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,779 ден
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 216 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 94 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 115 ден
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 35,000 ден
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 7 ден
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,234 ден
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 188 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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