Cost of living in Durrës, Albania

Summary of cost of living in Durrës

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 268,925 Lek
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 104,904 Lek
  • 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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List of prices in Durrës, Albania. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,112 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,094 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 272 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 131 Lek
12 eggs, large 192 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 121 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 630 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 116 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 63 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 113 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 600 Lek
2 liters of coca-cola 175 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 59 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 27,123 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 74,829 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,631 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 50,703 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 29,759 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,747 Lek
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,816 Lek
40” flat screen tv 67,500 Lek
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,000 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 553 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 400 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 9,500 Lek
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 6,125 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,957 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 9,500 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,950,000 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 171 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,400 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 257 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,500 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,790 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 433 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 271 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 362 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 400 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,500 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 658 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,421 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,000 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 171 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 200 Lek
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,500 Lek
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 300 Lek
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 24, 2020

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