Cost of living in Durrës, Albania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district -
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,788 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast -
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 130 Lek
12 eggs, large 194 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 166 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 358 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 74 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 63 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 122 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 700 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 135 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 76 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 28,333 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 16,000 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 65,000 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 45,000 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,289 Lek
40” flat screen TV -
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,000 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 600 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,658 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,833 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,763 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 11,948 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 175 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,200 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 324 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,500 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,790 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 484 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 271 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 362 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 342 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,500 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 658 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,421 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,000 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 171 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 208 Lek
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,711 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 279 Lek
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 48 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 02, 2017.

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