Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,069 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 418 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 270 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 130 Lek
12 eggs, large 187 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 92 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 361 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 111 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 60 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 112 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,135 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 168 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 79 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 63,006 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 32,174 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,959 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 42,075 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 25,594 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 10,645 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,889 Lek
40” flat screen TV 48,820 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,257 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 825 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 476 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 10,475 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,684 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,910 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 14,006 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,123,060 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 168 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,617 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,938 Lek
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 636 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 984 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,799 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 473 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 382 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 450 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 211 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 252 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 489 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,435 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,011 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 5,314 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 600 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 152 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 307 Lek
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 72,466 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 36 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,424 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 312 Lek
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 713 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2018.

Tirana position in our World Ranking

the world
292nd
out of 337
eastern europe
22nd
out of 33

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

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

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