Cost of living in Shkoder, Albania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,500 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 223 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 317 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 130 Lek
12 eggs, large 216 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 117 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 383 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 100 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 133 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 100 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,067 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 173 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 67 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 92,288 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,667 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 15,000 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 9,000 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,000 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,000 Lek
40” flat screen TV 67,500 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 13,500 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 700 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,000 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 3,250 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 5,000 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,100 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,500 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,805,300 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 120 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,675 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) 1,650 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,000 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 200 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 300 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 275 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 167 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 175 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,350 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 500 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,000 Lek
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,500 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 475 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 135 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 200 Lek
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 25 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,750 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 265 Lek
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 28, 2017.

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