Cost of living in Tirana, Albania

Summary of cost of living in Tirana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 258,419 Lek
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 104,870 Lek
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Tirana
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,002 Lek
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 719 Lek
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 309 Lek
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 161 Lek
12 eggs, large 252 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 174 Lek
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 492 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 130 Lek
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 84 Lek
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 103 Lek
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,407 Lek
2 liters of coca-cola 186 Lek
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 89 Lek
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 70,522 Lek
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 39,403 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 10,520 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 50,166 Lek
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 33,534 Lek
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,616 Lek
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,782 Lek
40” flat screen tv 46,684 Lek
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,918 Lek
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,125 Lek
Hourly rate for cleaning help 580 Lek
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 5,083 Lek
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 4,534 Lek
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,675 Lek
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 16,416 Lek
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,927,500 Lek
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 197 Lek
Monthly ticket public transport 1,600 Lek
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,898 Lek
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 653 Lek
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,049 Lek
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 3,189 Lek
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 532 Lek
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 406 Lek
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 543 Lek
4 rolls of toilet paper 243 Lek
Tube of toothpaste 332 Lek
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 590 Lek
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,147 Lek
2 tickets to the movies 1,699 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 5,228 Lek
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 750 Lek
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 220 Lek
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 307 Lek
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 71,707 Lek
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 29 Lek
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,247 Lek
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 345 Lek
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 243 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: August 14, 2022

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