Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 962 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 482 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 271 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 127 Lek
12 eggs, large 180 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 87 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 426 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 107 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 62 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 106 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,000 Lek
2 liters of Coca-Cola 173 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 71 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 60,492 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 34,283 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,207 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 35,073 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 22,224 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 6,389 Lek
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,986 Lek
40” flat screen TV 49,282 Lek
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 13,332 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 944 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 425 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 9,627 Lek
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 4,565 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,616 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 10,257 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,125,140 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 164 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,640 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,801 Lek
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 542 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 666 Lek
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,894 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 402 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 386 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 450 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 203 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 254 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 488 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,563 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,015 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 4,848 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 555 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 174 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 253 Lek
iPad Air 2, 64GB 71,522 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 33 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,231 Lek
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 311 Lek
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 596 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2017.

Tirana position in our World Ranking

the world
278th
out of 318
eastern europe
24th
out of 34

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

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1st
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1st
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2nd
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2nd
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2nd
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