Cost of Living in Tirana

Summary about cost of living in Tirana:

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) 500.00 Lek 450.00-618.63
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 150.00 Lek 100.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 185.59 Lek 150.00-250.00
Cappuccino (regular) 139.62 Lek 100.00-150.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 112.48 Lek 60.00-150.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 60.51 Lek 50.00-90.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 473.56 Lek 378.54-567.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 56.37 Lek 36.29-72.57
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.17 Lek 40.82-77.11
Eggs (regular) (12) 175.09 Lek 144.00-240.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 271.55 Lek 204.12-340.19
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 237.99 Lek 181.44-272.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 368.86 Lek 303.91-433.04
Apples (1 lb) 45.24 Lek 36.29-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 75.53 Lek 58.97-113.40
Oranges (1 lb) 56.88 Lek 39.28-77.11
Tomato (1 lb) 46.84 Lek 27.22-68.04
Potato (1 lb) 29.22 Lek 22.68-37.12
Onion (1 lb) 25.60 Lek 22.68-37.12
Lettuce (1 head) 90.37 Lek 50.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 51.05 Lek 49.49-60.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 659.31 Lek 500.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 93.72 Lek 70.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 139.45 Lek 120.00-185.59
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 300.00 Lek 260.00-350.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 40.00 Lek 40.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,600.00 Lek 1,200.92-1,600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 250.00 Lek 250.00-300.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 160.93 Lek 112.65-321.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,500.00 Lek 900.00-1,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 669.72 Lek 643.52-711.66
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,135,000.00 Lek 1,800,000.00-2,800,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,094,724.10 Lek 1,500,000.00-2,700,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,495.51 Lek 6,000.00-12,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 25.43 Lek 16.38-40.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,654.47 Lek 1,855.89-4,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,620.69 Lek 3,000.00-4,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 869.49 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 17,423.79 Lek 14,000.00-22,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 302,039.35 Lek 150,000.00-480,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,920.07 Lek 3,500.00-8,660.81
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,935.89 Lek 2,800.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,905.37 Lek 6,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,042.86 Lek 7,000.00-16,702.99
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 36,122.76 Lek 25,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 20,139.58 Lek 15,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 68,934.95 Lek 50,000.00-100,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 35,893.53 Lek 25,000.00-50,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,981.92 Lek 12,077.29-23,225.57
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,427.50 Lek 6,317.35-8,825.72
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 40,562.82 Lek
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.61 4.00-8.00

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Last update: December 2018
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9 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Nov 30, 2018 :
You won't find an intl school for $2800. First make sure it is really intl. Then you need to look at several and get an average.
#Louis on Oct 18, 2018 :
Tirana is very beutiful city and absolutly different from all european capitals...all around the city you can find a lot of shops...i travel a loot,but never experience so convinent life. evrything here is easy going..People are very flexible and friendly to forigner! Tirana have infinty number of fancy bars and restorants! if ur job make you earn around 600-1000 euro a month,u can have a good life! the rent for one apartament 1+1 outside center cost 200 euro! foods are cheap,cost of life is cheap.The energy in Tirana is very dinamic! I live here for 3 years and last year start my investimet in this city,Tirana is growing up fast.No doubt after few years Tirana will be top 5 destination city for forigners to work,make bussines and live here!
#matthew on Sep 12, 2016 :
@Visi 15- 25$ a day cooking food? are you crazzy? produce in Albania was cheaper and more available then almost anywhere I've been even in Canada where food is instantly expensive easy 10times that of Albania and y you can eat well for 14$ a day. as for when we were abit further north. we ate at nice restaurants and and could hardly spend more then 25$ for two people. with food leftover. let alone when we went to the market..
#KC on May 08, 2016 :
There are a lot of inaccuracies in the data.
As someone who lives in Tirana for more than 20 years and most of the day I am outside the house I do not think that a meal in an inexpensive restaurant is that high. You will have a decent meal for no more than 400-500 ALL. Also transport has become a little bit more expensive since March 2016 from 30 to 40 for local transport (one way) and monthly pass is now 1600 from 1200 before. One pair of Levis jeans are far more expensive than 6000, between 9000 to 11000. Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre does not costs 73000 everywhere and I think only some specific zones may apply this rate.
Anyway it will be a good idea to come and visit Tirana and other cities in Albania as here are very reasonable prices especially for Eurpean and North America countries regarding Albania's geographical position and its beautiful tourist attractions.
#Visi on Nov 02, 2015 :
Living in Tirana:
You will force yourself to live near the center, preferably west side of the city.
One family costs of living are 1200$/month following a moderate lifestyle, rent is not included.
If you search you can find a very good apartment for 250$/month (90m2-100m2)near center of tirana.
Per person if you cook yourself you need 15$ a day minimum. IF you want to live normally you need 25$/day.
So 250$+600$= 850 $ living costs without your own car.
Including car you need 1000$/ month. For 2 persons 1200$, for 3 persons 1400$/month.
Not including medical expenses.Or private education.
#Kris on Oct 20, 2015 :
i think that with a salary of 24.000$ a year you get to live a great life in Tirana !! Its a nice city and it provides almost everything you need for your everyday activities .
#Denis on Aug 18, 2015 :
No Jobs, low salaries, low quality of health care,
No respect on human rights, low quality of infrastructure the best discription for this city and generally the country is just like an african 3rd world country
#Devi Lazaj on Mar 30, 2015 :
I've Been visiting Tirana for over 6 years now this time I plan to go move there April 7th 2015 here is some advice for you people if you want to live in Tirana...

You can find a nice 1 bedroom apartment in the nicest parts to rent for 250-350 euro a month
The eating cost well I usually got a pound of chicken wings for 2.00 to 2.50$ and they would be grilled to perfection or a nice big pizza for 2.00 I would fill up with 8-10$ a day at the most if you know the right places.
300-350 for a nice apartment and its bills
350 for food per month you looking at = 700$ so far
For fun activity there is a lot of night life in Tirana...
you wont need more then 300-500 a month$ depends
I would say total cost of living for one person to live a pretty nice life

[[[[[1200-1300 dollars]]]]]]] and once you learn the place you will find better deals and can make your money

so you would be spending 30-35$ a day for cost of living maybe less
Now for transportation in the city you wont need it unless your going outside Tirana is a small big city I just walked my way around everywhere cause everything is really close and if you need to travel outside the city say to beaches in the summer you can go with a Taxi van which can be very cheap 10-20$ but a private taxi would cost up to 70-100$ and hotels can be 15$to50$ a night

Now for jobs in Albania its very hard to find a good paying job most people who make good money have a business or are in politics but some people do have good jobs in the private sectors if you have the right skills for whatever job your looking for you might be able to find eventually Its not impossible as Albania is moving forward these times and the future is looking better then its past

If you have anymore questions please feel free to email at me as I will be in Tirana April 7th
#Miko on Dec 07, 2014 :
Hi, id like to know where in the hell ppl find those apartments 3+ bedroom for 350-450€ in tirana. what ive been browsing its alot more than that. could any1 post a site (albian will do as well, google transleta will help). Cheers !!