Even though that the cost of living in one country depends a lot on average calculations made by people living there, as there are families who need more money for daily spendings and families who have much less to spend, it can be said that Tirana is not so expensive place and basic needs can be fulfilled with an average monthly salary.
The fact that it is a major and the capital city makes this place more expensive than those places in the rest of the country.
A frequent question of those who want to move to Tirana is how much money is needed to cover the monthly expenses there.
If you are planning to eat out during your stay in Tirana, you will be fascinated to pay such a low price for a meal which costs much more in other European countries.
The average price for a lunch in an Albanian restaurant, which is 5.56 per person is definitely very affordable.
However, those who are interested in buying groceries and making their own food can find them at extremely reasonable prices, as milk costs $4.38 and eggs are only $1.62.
After some time spent in Tirana, you will find out that this is an affordable place to live in Europe, as everything is half price in comparison to other European countries.
Before moving to Tirana, it is necessary to get all the information related to transportation and investigate the costs.
Transportation in Tirana is very reasonable if you decide to use public transport.
On the other hand, for those who have their own car, the price of gasoline is also quite affordable.
How much does it cost to pay all the utilities while living in an apartment in Tirana?
When it comes to utilities, heating and cooling takes the most money.
Other utilities are not expensive, as you can get the unlimited Internet for $24.56 per month and mobile phone calls are also cheap.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Considering the fact that more and more people are paying attention to sports and fitness, the prices has become a little bit higher, but still Tirana is among those cities where these activities are still very affordable.
You can find fitness clubs that cost only $26 per month, while tennis courts have higher prices.
CLOTHING & SHOES
The people who enjoy shopping might find Tirana a place of cheap and at the same time designer clothes.
As the standard of living is not so great, the prices of clothing items are lower than in the rest of Europe.
RENT PER MONTH
If you decide to live in Tirana, you will have to think whether it is better to rent a flat or a house and where they should be.
Living in the city center is more expensive, as in any other capital city.
The family apartment can be found at the price of $600 in the city center which is not considered too posh.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Tirana
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$ 5.56|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$ 1.39|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$ 0.56||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$ 4.38|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$ 0.52|
|Eggs (12)||$ 1.62||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$ 0.37|
|Monthly Pass||$ 1.81|
|Gasoline||$ 6.19||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$ 78.58|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$ 0.24|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$ 24.56||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$ 33.49|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$ 8.04|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$ 4.63||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$ 54.79|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$ 36.41|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$ 82.38||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$ 334.26|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$ 186.40|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$ 637.85|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Tirana?
According to the statistics, an average citizen in Tirana spends the most money on buying food and renting a flat, as these two things are the most important and crucial for living.
The least money is spent on clothing and sports, taking into consideration the fact that that they are not necessary.
It is interesting that quite a lot of money is spend on restaurants, which proves the fact that they are inexpensive in relation to other countries in Europe.
Transportation takes only 15.5% of all costs.
Tirana: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
In comparison to the previous years when the monthly earnings were lower, the average monthly salary in Tirana has risen and nowadays it is approximately $370.
As it is among the countries with the lowest minimum salary, which can be only 216$ per month, the people living there might find it expensive to afford all the daily necessities.
However, those who move from other countries will definitely consider it inexpensive and very affordable place, and they might not want to spend their money in markets, but always eat out.
Cost of Living by City in Albania
*Click the name of the city for more information.
|City||Cost of Living Index|