Travel budget in Albania

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Albania: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 18 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 493* (50288 ALL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 55 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1663* (169624 ALL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 3000* (305956 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 2020

Cost of living: Albania VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Albania in 2020 is essentially the same as 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 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tirana
Shkoder 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Shkoder
Fier 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Fier
Saranda 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Saranda
Peshkopi 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Peshkopi
Rubik 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rubik
Durrës 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Durrës
Vlore 15% 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 57% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.9/person
($ 3.9 to $ 6.9)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 9.8 to $ 15)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 3.9 to $ 6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Albania: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Albania costs 61% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 18/night
($ 18 to $ 18)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 42/night
($ 35 to $ 57)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 69/night
($ 47 to $ 121)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 83 to $ 144)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 143 to $ 176)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 24/month
($ 22 to $ 26)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 89/month
($ 52 to $ 266)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 96/month
($ 72 to $ 141)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 41/month
($ 39 to $ 45)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 140/month
($ 90 to $ 219)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Albania: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Albania costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 7.4)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 6)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8/kg
($ 6.9 to $ 9.8)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Albania: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Albania costs 17% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.4)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 16/month
($ 12 to $ 16)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.9/km
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.8)

124% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.5
($ 2.4 to $ 3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 24/24hrs
($ 2.4 to $ 149)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Albania: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Albania costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 78/month
($ 51 to $ 119)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

91% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 22/month
($ 15 to $ 30)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 303/month
($ 149 to $ 443)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 188/month
($ 100 to $ 247)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 561/month
($ 296 to $ 884)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 333/month
($ 198 to $ 492)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 34/month
($ 29 to $ 45)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 139/month
($ 79 to $ 198)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2663/yr
($ 1473 to $ 4780)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Albania: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Albania costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.9/ticket
($ 4.9 to $ 6.9)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 4.9 to $ 21)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

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
$ 3.1/pack
($ 2.5 to $ 3.5)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 46
($ 21 to $ 79)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 21 to $ 51)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 83
($ 51 to $ 138)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 95
($ 60 to $ 149)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
$ 848
(fair price: $ 686)
London → Tirana
London → Tirana
London → Tirana
$ 244
(fair price: $ 199)
Manchester → Tirana
Manchester → Tirana
Manchester → Tirana
$ 299
(fair price: $ 248)
Dublin → Tirana
Dublin → Tirana
Dublin → Tirana
$ 290
(fair price: $ 230)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
$ 1011
(fair price: $ 879)
Edinburgh → Tirana
Edinburgh → Tirana
Edinburgh → Tirana
$ 320
(fair price: $ 266)
Los Angeles → Tirana
Los Angeles  → Tirana
Los Angeles  → Tirana
$ 950
(fair price: $ 815)
Montreal → Tirana
Montreal → Tirana
Montreal → Tirana
$ 1023
(fair price: $ 878)
Melbourne → Tirana
Melbourne → Tirana
Melbourne → Tirana
$ 1698
(fair price: $ 1470)

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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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Albania updated on 08-01-2020.

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