Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

Summary of cost of living in Tirana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 243,746 Lek
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 96,717 Lek
  • Cost of living in Tirana is cheaper than in 54% of cities in Eastern Europe (13 out of 24)
  • Cost of living in Tirana is cheaper than in 84% of cities in the World (223 out of 266)

List of prices in Tirana, Albania. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 917 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 406 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 324 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 128 Lek
12 eggs, large 198 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 117 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 377 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 128 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 73 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 95 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 935 Lek
2 liters of coca-cola 170 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 81 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 62,001 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 36,111 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 10,212 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 56,741 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 29,531 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,163 Lek
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,611 Lek
40” flat screen tv 43,858 Lek
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,535 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 664 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 458 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 8,199 Lek
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 4,651 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 12,096 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 15,019 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,427,210 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 179 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,502 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,789 Lek
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 734 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 883 Lek
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,883 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 475 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 404 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 447 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 193 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 253 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 472 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,737 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,066 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 4,182 Lek
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,557 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 621 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 156 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 305 Lek
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 72,787 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 33 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,000 Lek
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 314 Lek
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 320 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

Tirana position in our World Ranking

the world
223rd
out of 266
eastern europe
13th
out of 24

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

the world
2nd
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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