Cost of living in Macedonia

Summary of cost of living in Macedonia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 142,030 ден
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 56,182 ден
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 859 ден
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 327 ден
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 255 ден
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 82 ден
12 eggs, large 139 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 77 ден
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 235 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 57 ден
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 47 ден
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 58 ден
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 331 ден
2 liters of coca-cola 98 ден
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 47 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 30,994 ден
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 25,511 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,801 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 20,890 ден
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 16,600 ден
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,201 ден
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 928 ден
40” flat screen tv 28,656 ден
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 6,842 ден
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 507 ден
Hourly rate for cleaning help 364 ден
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,831 ден
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,290 ден
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,885 ден
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,145 ден
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,434,760 ден
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 85 ден
Monthly ticket public transport 1,801 ден
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 340 ден
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 439 ден
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,176 ден
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 242 ден
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 206 ден
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 206 ден
4 rolls of toilet paper 92 ден
Tube of toothpaste 121 ден
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 305 ден
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,296 ден
2 tickets to the movies 672 ден
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,232 ден
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,838 ден
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 308 ден
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 132 ден
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 152 ден
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 40,000 ден
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 20 ден
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,728 ден
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 160 ден

Map of Cost of Living in Macedonia


This map shows only the top cities in Macedonia. 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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