Cost of living in Algeria

Summary of cost of living in Algeria

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 220,102 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 99,500 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 615 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 446 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 241 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 90 Dinar
12 eggs, large 146 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 76 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 482 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 252 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 50 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 119 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,404 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 142 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 31 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 78,391 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 42,710 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 14,461 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 40,825 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 23,123 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 8,664 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,150 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 39,557 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 15,480 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 714 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 609 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 4,752 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 4,701 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 7,813 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 10,442 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,260,210 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 38 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 1,408 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 269 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 315 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,794 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 280 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 547 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 258 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 141 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 165 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 340 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,050 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 811 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,101 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,346 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,578 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 246 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 222 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 51,018 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 10 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,247 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 267 Dinar

Map of Cost of Living in Algeria

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This map shows only the top cities in Algeria. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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