Cost of living in Skopje, Macedonia

Summary of cost of living in Skopje

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €1,799 (110,717 ден)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €713 (43,896 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.

List of prices in Skopje
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
MKD EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 381 ден (€6)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 272 ден (€4.41)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 145 ден (€2.35)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 53 ден (€0.85)
12 eggs, large 93 ден (€1.52)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 77 ден (€1.26)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 224 ден (€3.64)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 38 ден (€0.62)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 36 ден (€0.59)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 47 ден (€0.76)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 396 ден (€6)
2 liters of coca-cola 79 ден (€1.28)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 30 ден (€0.49)
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Housing Update prices
MKD EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 25,983 ден (€422)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 19,252 ден (€313)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,912 ден (€96)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 18,471 ден (€300)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 12,541 ден (€204)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,245 ден (€53)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 831 ден (€13)
40” flat screen tv 22,210 ден (€361)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,372 ден (€71)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 308 ден (€5.00)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 131 ден (€2.13)
Clothes Update prices
MKD EUR
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,920 ден (€47)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,929 ден (€31)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,982 ден (€65)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,190 ден (€84)
Transportation Update prices
MKD EUR
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,540,520 ден (€25,025)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 72 ден (€1.17)
Monthly ticket public transport 1,399 ден (€23)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 299 ден (€4.86)
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Personal Care Update prices
MKD EUR
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 133 ден (€2.16)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 242 ден (€3.93)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,048 ден (€17)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 154 ден (€2.50)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 173 ден (€2.81)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 172 ден (€2.79)
4 rolls of toilet paper 48 ден (€0.78)
Tube of toothpaste 93 ден (€1.51)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 210 ден (€3.41)
Entertainment Update prices
MKD EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 740 ден (€12)
2 tickets to the movies 506 ден (€8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,246 ден (€20)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,401 ден (€23)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 216 ден (€3.51)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 87 ден (€1.42)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 108 ден (€1.76)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 43,367 ден (€704)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.02 ден (€0.08)
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,878 ден (€47)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 150 ден (€2.44)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 44 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2022

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