Cost of Living in Tirana

Summary about cost of living in Tirana, Albania:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 Lek 300.00-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 Lek 2,000.00-4,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 600.00 Lek 500.00-700.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 Lek 100.00-280.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 Lek 185.63-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 147.78 Lek 120.00-200.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 142.09 Lek 120.00-170.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 69.26 Lek 50.00-100.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 517.83 Lek 378.54-643.52
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 63.33 Lek 36.29-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 66.21 Lek 45.36-89.82
Eggs (regular) (12) 204.96 Lek 150.00-300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 301.83 Lek 181.44-408.23
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 245.09 Lek 122.47-340.19
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 407.33 Lek 294.84-561.34
Apples (1 lb) 53.13 Lek 22.68-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 76.74 Lek 63.50-113.40
Oranges (1 lb) 63.76 Lek 36.29-113.40
Tomato (1 lb) 49.89 Lek 31.75-72.57
Potato (1 lb) 33.63 Lek 18.14-56.13
Onion (1 lb) 35.10 Lek 20.41-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 100.17 Lek 40.00-185.63
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 55.33 Lek 50.00-99.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 800.00 Lek 433.14-1,200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 91.00 Lek 70.00-123.76
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 153.60 Lek 100.00-300.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 330.00 Lek 300.00-380.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 40.00 Lek 40.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,600.00 Lek 1,500.00-1,800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 250.00 Lek 250.00-350.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 402.34 Lek 321.87-643.74
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,500.00 Lek 1,000.00-2,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 660.89 Lek 586.74-719.23
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,135,000.00 Lek 1,800,000.00-2,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,253,563.68 Lek 1,800,000.00-2,900,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,706.94 Lek 6,000.00-18,062.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 33.47 Lek 12.38-60.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,348.05 Lek 1,500.00-3,712.65
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,615.84 Lek 3,000.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,392.31 Lek 1,000.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 Lek 500.00-750.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 16,592.96 Lek 10,000.00-28,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 399,263.04 Lek 190,000.00-990,041.13
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,657.91 Lek 2,000.00-12,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,927.98 Lek 2,000.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,433.21 Lek 4,500.00-14,850.62
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,593.43 Lek 5,000.00-20,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 36,413.32 Lek 30,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 22,590.74 Lek 17,000.00-37,126.54
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 72,497.34 Lek 50,000.00-120,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 42,843.33 Lek 30,000.00-68,065.33
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 19,231.06 Lek 13,935.34-29,892.55
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,890.80 Lek 6,967.67-11,148.27
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 46,075.07 Lek
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.75 3.75-7.00

Prices in Tirana

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Last update: November 2020
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5 Comments so far
Findlay on Jul 27, 2020:
Hello everyone. I am moving to Albania as a single guy. I am looking for an apartment in either the capital, Durres, or Saranda. Are there any LOCAL websites that have apartment listings? I don’t mind wading through the local language if it means that I can get a good deal. Any help is preemptively net with many thanks
Anonymous on Sep 20, 2019:
Macchiato 100 lekë
Rent one bedroom 250 euro outside city centre
Salary intermediate software developer 800-1000 euro
One bedroom apartment outside city centre 70,000 euro
Bus ticket 40 lekë
Accurate as of september 2019
Donald Watts on Jan 18, 2019:
I lived in Elbasan for three years. They built an auto bahn to Tirana when I was there, and they started a convenient bus service to Tirana. It is 45 minute commute.
The cost of living in Elbasan is at least 25% less than Tirana and does not have the crazy traffic of Tirana.
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!