Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 946 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 464 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 264 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 131 Lek
12 eggs, large 177 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 90 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 375 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 112 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 64 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 99 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,075 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 169 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 63 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 62,857 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 32,150 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,576 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 38,045 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 23,068 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,863 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,941 Lek
40” flat screen TV 46,686 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,721 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 917 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 380 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 10,383 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,830 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,565 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 9,702 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,153,230 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 167 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,622 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,942 Lek
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 647 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 728 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,826 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 449 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 395 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 471 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 184 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 259 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 478 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,818 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,067 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,100 Lek
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 5,562 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 600 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 169 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 312 Lek
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 72,170 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 32 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,067 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 315 Lek
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 612 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2018.

Tirana position in our World Ranking

the world
303rd
out of 341
eastern europe
24th
out of 33

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

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