Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

Summary of cost of living in Tirana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 266,822 Lek
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 114,560 Lek
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Tirana
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 983 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 741 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 363 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 173 Lek
12 eggs, large 337 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 152 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 614 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 140 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 100 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 95 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,331 Lek
2 liters of coca-cola 182 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 86 Lek
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 81,065 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 46,107 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 13,261 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 59,268 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 34,459 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 10,875 Lek
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,869 Lek
40” flat screen tv 38,446 Lek
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 12,785 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 926 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 507 Lek
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 4,776 Lek
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 4,074 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,739 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 13,852 Lek
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,451,820 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 225 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,542 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,047 Lek
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 596 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 920 Lek
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,926 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 532 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 390 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 466 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 263 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 315 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 612 Lek
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,719 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,753 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,803 Lek
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,508 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 813 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 208 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 319 Lek
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 70,450 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,995 Lek
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 339 Lek
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 90 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: July 25, 2024

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