Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

Summary of cost of living in Tirana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 241,363 Lek
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 95,881 Lek
  • Cost of living in Tirana is cheaper than in 52% of cities in Eastern Europe (11 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Tirana is cheaper than in 75% of cities in the World (163 out of 217)

List of prices in Tirana, Albania. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 917 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 401 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 310 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 126 Lek
12 eggs, large 190 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 117 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 371 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 123 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 75 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 100 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,003 Lek
2 liters of coca-cola 170 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 77 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 62,001 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 35,779 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 9,631 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 50,102 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 29,531 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,151 Lek
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,484 Lek
40” flat screen tv 42,725 Lek
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,535 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 637 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 440 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 8,199 Lek
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 4,651 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 11,740 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 15,019 Lek
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,427,210 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 180 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,501 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,687 Lek
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 664 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 976 Lek
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,894 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 475 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 405 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 446 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 191 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 261 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 489 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,906 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,058 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,200 Lek
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,549 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 660 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 153 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 331 Lek
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 69,073 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 33 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,940 Lek
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 309 Lek
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 90 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: October 27, 2020

Tirana position in our World Ranking

the world
163rd
out of 217
eastern europe
11th
out of 21

Cheapest and most expensive products in Tirana compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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