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:

$ 492* (49896 ALL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 55 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 4.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1530* (155372 ALL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 9.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2588* (262822 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 2019

Cost of living: Albania VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Albania in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Albania in 2019 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 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tirana
Saranda 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Saranda
Shkoder 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Shkoder
Fier 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Fier
Peshkopi 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Peshkopi
Rubik 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rubik
Durrës 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Durrës
Vlore 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vlore

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Local prices in Albania by expense type

Restaurant budget in Albania

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Albania costs 57% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.1/person
($ 3.9 to $ 7.2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 9.8 to $ 15)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 3.5 to $ 5.9)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Albania

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Albania costs 63% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 18/night
($ 18 to $ 18)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 42/night
($ 36 to $ 57)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 47 to $ 118)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 78 to $ 136)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 158/night
($ 139 to $ 177)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 23/month
($ 22 to $ 24)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 88/month
($ 48 to $ 286)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 91/month
($ 73 to $ 124)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 36/month
($ 35 to $ 39)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 113/month
($ 73 to $ 167)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Albania

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

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.7/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 7.8)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 6.3)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.9/kg
($ 6.8 to $ 8.7)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Albania

On average, the price of transport in Albania costs 25% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

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

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.8)

119% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 1.9 to $ 3)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 24/24hrs
($ 2.4 to $ 149)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Albania

On average, the cost of housing in Albania costs 49% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 79/month
($ 59 to $ 118)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

134% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 23/month
($ 15 to $ 35)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 303/month
($ 147 to $ 440)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 187/month
($ 98 to $ 244)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 543/month
($ 265 to $ 879)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 314/month
($ 185 to $ 488)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 34/month
($ 27 to $ 45)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 143/month
($ 79 to $ 244)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2648/yr
($ 1463 to $ 4754)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Albania

On average, budget for leisure activities in Albania costs 50% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.9/ticket
($ 4.9 to $ 6.8)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.2/hr
($ 4.9 to $ 15)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Albania

On average, shopping budget in Albania costs 14% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3.3)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 48
($ 26 to $ 79)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 21 to $ 59)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 84
($ 54 to $ 120)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 96
($ 51 to $ 147)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
$ 903
(fair price: $ 743)
London → Tirana
London → Tirana
London → Tirana
$ 250
(fair price: $ 212)
Manchester → Tirana
Manchester → Tirana
Manchester → Tirana
$ 330
(fair price: $ 269)
Dublin → Tirana
Dublin → Tirana
Dublin → Tirana
$ 309
(fair price: $ 256)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
$ 1057
(fair price: $ 923)
Edinburgh → Tirana
Edinburgh → Tirana
Edinburgh → Tirana
$ 357
(fair price: $ 300)
Los Angeles → Tirana
Los Angeles  → Tirana
Los Angeles  → Tirana
$ 1051
(fair price: $ 881)
Montreal → Tirana
Montreal → Tirana
Montreal → Tirana
$ 1064
(fair price: $ 953)

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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 09-09-2019.

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