Travel budget in Albania

Albania: calculate your travel budget

Albania: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Albania for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 41 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 1.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 916* (84574 ALL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 65 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2387* (220542 ALL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 4092* (378112 ALL)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Albania in 2024

Cost of living: Albania VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Albania in 2024 is 30% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Albania by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Albania compared to the national average.

Cities /Albania View Details
Tirana 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tirana
Bajram Curri 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bajram Curri
Butrint 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Butrint
Saranda 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Saranda
Lushnje 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lushnje
Elbasan 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Elbasan
Durrës 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Durrës
Shkodër 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Shkodër
Vlore 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vlore

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Local prices in Albania by expense type

Albania: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Albania costs 48% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 11/person
($ 5.4 to $ 17)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 15 to $ 39)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.6/person
($ 6.5 to $ 8.7)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.6 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 4.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 0.9 to $ 2.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Albania: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Albania costs 66% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 54/night
($ 28 to $ 230)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 62/night
($ 30 to $ 200)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 159
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 68/night
($ 34 to $ 223)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 232
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 84/night
($ 52 to $ 168)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 310
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 105/night
($ 60 to $ 224)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 488
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 61/month
($ 40 to $ 198)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 79/month
($ 43 to $ 233)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 244
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 87/month
($ 52 to $ 206)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 214
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 48/month
($ 36 to $ 79)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 118/month
($ 63 to $ 332)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 218

Albania: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Albania costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.9/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.1/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.4/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 4.6)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.4/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 9.7)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 2.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Albania: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Albania is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.3/km
($ 1.6 to $ 5.4)

87% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.1/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.4)

117% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.3
($ 3.3 to $ 5.4)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 79)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 56

Albania: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Albania costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.6/ticket
($ 6.5 to $ 11)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 11 to $ 33)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Albania: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Albania costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.8/pack
($ 3.5 to $ 4.1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 59
($ 33 to $ 131)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 47
($ 24 to $ 77)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44

Plane ticket budget

London → Tirana
London → Tirana
London → Tirana
$ 131
(fair price: $ 104)
Manchester → Tirana
Manchester → Tirana
Manchester → Tirana
$ 193
(fair price: $ 145)
New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
$ 696
(fair price: $ 602)
Dublin → Tirana
Dublin → Tirana
Dublin → Tirana
$ 183
(fair price: $ 144)
Toronto → Tirana
Toronto → Tirana
Toronto → Tirana
$ 894
(fair price: $ 758)
Chicago → Tirana
Chicago → Tirana
Chicago → Tirana
$ 843
(fair price: $ 718)

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About the information on the cost of living in Albania

The information about the cost of living in Albania shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Albania updated on 19-05-2024.

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