Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

Summary of cost of living in Tirana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €2,250 (262,554 Lek)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €932 (108,822 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 Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 997 Lek (€9)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 702 Lek (€6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 309 Lek (€2.65)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 183 Lek (€1.57)
12 eggs, large 252 Lek (€2.16)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 120 Lek (€1.03)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 492 Lek (€4.22)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 137 Lek (€1.18)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 88 Lek (€0.75)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 106 Lek (€0.91)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,407 Lek (€12)
2 liters of coca-cola 174 Lek (€1.49)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 86 Lek (€0.73)
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Housing Update prices
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Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 77,955 Lek (€668)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 39,403 Lek (€338)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 10,520 Lek (€90)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 53,653 Lek (€460)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 33,534 Lek (€287)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,616 Lek (€57)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,782 Lek (€15)
40” flat screen tv 46,684 Lek (€400)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,918 Lek (€102)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 661 Lek (€5.66)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 580 Lek (€4.97)
Clothes Update prices
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1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 5,083 Lek (€44)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 4,606 Lek (€39)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,606 Lek (€82)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 16,416 Lek (€141)
Transportation Update prices
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Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,927,500 Lek (€16,516)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 220 Lek (€1.89)
Monthly ticket public transport 1,600 Lek (€14)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,699 Lek (€15)
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Personal Care Update prices
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Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 653 Lek (€5.60)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,049 Lek (€9)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 3,189 Lek (€27)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 532 Lek (€4.56)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 406 Lek (€3.48)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 521 Lek (€4.46)
4 rolls of toilet paper 200 Lek (€1.72)
Tube of toothpaste 295 Lek (€2.53)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 662 Lek (€5.67)
Entertainment Update prices
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Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,147 Lek (€27)
2 tickets to the movies 1,764 Lek (€15)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,443 Lek (€29)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 5,228 Lek (€45)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 697 Lek (€5.98)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 214 Lek (€1.84)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 286 Lek (€2.45)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 71,707 Lek (€614)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 Lek (€0.25)
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,470 Lek (€38)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 339 Lek (€2.91)
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 172 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: December 01, 2022

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