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Cost of Living in Albania

Cost of living in Albania is 48.75% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Albania is 78.70% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 600.00 Lek 450.00-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 Lek 2,000.00-3,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 496.60 Lek 350.00-600.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 150.00 Lek 100.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 186.23 Lek 125.00-300.00
Cappuccino (regular) 138.46 Lek 100.00-150.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 125.10 Lek 70.00-150.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 60.89 Lek 50.00-90.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 452.54 Lek 378.54-567.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 58.30 Lek 39.42-72.57
Rice (white), (1 lb) 55.96 Lek 36.29-80.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 180.43 Lek 140.00-240.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 259.23 Lek 181.44-340.19
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 227.37 Lek 163.29-272.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 373.43 Lek 317.52-434.53
Apples (1 lb) 42.98 Lek 27.22-63.50
Banana (1 lb) 72.85 Lek 56.31-99.79
Oranges (1 lb) 51.49 Lek 36.29-72.57
Tomato (1 lb) 44.14 Lek 27.22-68.04
Potato (1 lb) 29.44 Lek 22.68-40.82
Onion (1 lb) 27.10 Lek 22.68-39.42
Lettuce (1 head) 72.39 Lek 40.00-124.15
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 51.32 Lek 50.00-66.24
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 660.38 Lek 500.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 87.97 Lek 70.00-140.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 132.14 Lek 100.00-180.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 300.00 Lek 250.00-340.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 40.00 Lek 30.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,600.00 Lek 1,200.00-1,600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 250.00 Lek 200.00-300.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 177.35 Lek 160.93-321.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,500.00 Lek 800.00-1,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 664.66 Lek 634.45-700.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 Lek 1,600,000.00-2,772,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,027,915.52 Lek 1,700,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 7,855.61 Lek 6,000.00-12,144.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 23.37 Lek 12.00-40.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,292.99 Lek 1,500.00-3,724.51
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,382.04 Lek 3,000.00-4,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 910.28 Lek 500.00-1,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 Lek 500.00-700.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 15,606.06 Lek 10,000.00-22,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 270,826.89 Lek 150,000.00-450,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,411.60 Lek 3,312.00-8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,841.37 Lek 2,500.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,782.80 Lek 5,500.00-12,415.03
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 10,606.62 Lek 6,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 31,280.50 Lek 15,000.00-44,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 18,915.37 Lek 10,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 57,166.21 Lek 27,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 31,956.07 Lek 20,000.00-50,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 14,997.46 Lek 8,825.72-23,225.57
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,055.18 Lek 5,388.33-8,650.38
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 38,195.55 Lek
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.55 4.00-8.00

Prices in Albania

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Last update: April 2019
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