Cost of living in Skopje, Macedonia

Summary of cost of living in Skopje

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 108,006 ден
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 42,618 ден
  • Skopje is the 4th cheapest city in Eastern Europe (23 out of 26)
  • Cost of living in Skopje is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (261 out of 285)

List of prices in Skopje, Macedonia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 458 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 231 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 140 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 52 ден
12 eggs, large 102 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 58 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 183 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 57 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 40 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 48 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 368 ден
2 liters of coca-cola 75 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 22 ден
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 23,460 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 20,250 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,453 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 16,892 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 11,749 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,663 ден
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 790 ден
40” flat screen tv 22,708 ден
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,577 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 293 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 137 ден
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,168 ден
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,535 ден
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 5,547 ден
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,213 ден
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,239,610 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 70 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,413 ден
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 321 ден
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 211 ден
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 228 ден
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 968 ден
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 154 ден
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 179 ден
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 181 ден
4 rolls of toilet paper 53 ден
Tube of toothpaste 101 ден
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 204 ден
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 768 ден
2 tickets to the movies 553 ден
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,000 ден
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,551 ден
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 215 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 96 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 93 ден
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 43,308 ден
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.28 ден
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,949 ден
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 127 ден
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 152 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2020

Skopje position in our World Ranking

the world
261st
out of 285
eastern europe
23rd
out of 26

Cheapest and most expensive products in Skopje compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
5th
eastern europe
1st

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