Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

Summary of cost of living in Tirana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 237,798 Lek
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 93,484 Lek
  • 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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List of prices in Tirana, Albania. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 901 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 401 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 297 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 127 Lek
12 eggs, large 195 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 117 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 365 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 108 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,059 Lek
2 liters of coca-cola 168 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 79 Lek
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 59,773 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 34,184 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 10,005 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 48,739 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 29,298 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,249 Lek
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,450 Lek
40” flat screen tv 40,258 Lek
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,998 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 607 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 440 Lek
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 7,848 Lek
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 4,291 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 11,430 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 14,732 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) 607 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 939 Lek
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,894 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 468 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 404 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 422 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 182 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 255 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 479 Lek
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,979 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,110 Lek
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,443 Lek
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,831 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 672 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 158 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 363 Lek
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 67,309 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 31 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,958 Lek
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 315 Lek
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 145 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: March 08, 2021

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