Cost of living in Skopje, Macedonia

Summary of cost of living in Skopje

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €1,716 (105,608 ден)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €690 (42,430 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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List of prices in Skopje, Macedonia. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
MKD EUR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 436 ден (€7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 220 ден (€3.57)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 141 ден (€2.29)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 49 ден (€0.80)
12 eggs, large 104 ден (€1.69)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 54 ден (€0.88)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 174 ден (€2.83)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 50 ден (€0.81)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 37 ден (€0.60)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 44 ден (€0.71)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 371 ден (€6)
2 liters of coca-cola 75 ден (€1.22)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 25 ден (€0.40)
Housing [Edit]
MKD EUR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 23,656 ден (€384)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 21,466 ден (€349)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,569 ден (€107)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 16,071 ден (€261)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 11,329 ден (€184)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,284 ден (€53)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 816 ден (€13)
40” flat screen tv 20,890 ден (€340)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,372 ден (€71)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 283 ден (€4.60)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 131 ден (€2.13)
Clothes [Edit]
MKD EUR
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,149 ден (€35)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,323 ден (€38)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 5,284 ден (€86)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,995 ден (€81)
Transportation [Edit]
MKD EUR
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,222,950 ден (€19,877)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 69 ден (€1.12)
Monthly ticket public transport 1,382 ден (€22)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 340 ден (€5.52)
Personal Care [Edit]
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 (€3.94)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 903 ден (€15)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 154 ден (€2.50)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 183 ден (€2.97)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 185 ден (€3.01)
4 rolls of toilet paper 52 ден (€0.84)
Tube of toothpaste 99 ден (€1.62)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 208 ден (€3.38)
Entertainment [Edit]
MKD EUR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 806 ден (€13)
2 tickets to the movies 498 ден (€8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,000 ден (€16)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,429 ден (€23)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 225 ден (€3.66)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 97 ден (€1.58)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 93 ден (€1.51)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 40,258 ден (€654)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.77 ден (€0.08)
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,839 ден (€30)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 119 ден (€1.94)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 235 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: February 20, 2020

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