Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,320 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 619 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 356 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 119 Lek
12 eggs, large 173 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 87 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 471 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 94 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 58 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 100 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 685 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 180 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 87 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 56,580 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 31,156 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 10,051 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 38,967 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 22,919 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,343 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,072 Lek
40” flat screen TV 55,211 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,303 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 891 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 583 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 7,035 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 5,207 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 7,985 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 10,409 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,248,030 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 163 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,793 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,679 Lek
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,013 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 580 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,576 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 395 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 465 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 432 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 176 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 248 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 407 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,638 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,099 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,171 Lek
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,749 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 608 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 189 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 241 Lek
iPod nano 16GB 18,103 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 26 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,513 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 335 Lek
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 447 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

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