Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,079 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 388 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 267 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 128 Lek
12 eggs, large 216 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 109 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 358 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 110 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 62 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 107 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,117 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 165 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 67 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 69,883 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 36,460 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 9,115 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 45,915 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 27,483 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 9,684 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,699 Lek
40” flat screen TV 47,130 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,205 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 743 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 500 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 9,812 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,546 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 12,023 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 14,046 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,356,400 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 171 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,649 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,944 Lek
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 635 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 807 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,712 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 468 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 375 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 441 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 204 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 252 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 490 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,387 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,000 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 5,063 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 622 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 144 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 334 Lek
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 72,787 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 36 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,112 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 309 Lek
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 556 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2018.

Tirana position in our World Ranking

the world
282nd
out of 342
eastern europe
18th
out of 35

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

the world
4th
the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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