Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

Summary of cost of living in Tirana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 259,543 Lek
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 105,130 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 Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 967 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 637 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 309 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 153 Lek
12 eggs, large 252 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 174 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 492 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 130 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 84 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 100 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,407 Lek
2 liters of coca-cola 163 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 87 Lek
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 70,522 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 39,403 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 10,520 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 50,166 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 33,534 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,616 Lek
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,782 Lek
40” flat screen tv 46,684 Lek
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,918 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,125 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 580 Lek
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 6,069 Lek
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 5,183 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,126 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 16,416 Lek
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,927,500 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 203 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,600 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,898 Lek
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 653 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,049 Lek
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 3,714 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 532 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 425 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 455 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 243 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 278 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 644 Lek
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,147 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,560 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,443 Lek
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 5,228 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 729 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 199 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 316 Lek
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 71,707 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,361 Lek
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 319 Lek
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 243 prices entered by 27 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

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