Travel budget and cost of living in Albania how much does a trip cost?

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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:

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

Total budget:

$ 492* (50456 ALL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 56 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 4.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1545* (158648 ALL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 9.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2525* (259224 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 44% less than 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 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tirana
Shkoder 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Shkoder
Peshkopi 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Peshkopi
Bilisht 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bilisht
Rubik 16% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rubik
Koplik 18% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Koplik
Durrës 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Durrës
Vlore 15% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vlore
Saranda 18% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Saranda

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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 55% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.9/person
($ 3.9 to $ 7.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 9.7 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)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Albania

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Albania costs 64% 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
$ 46/night
($ 39 to $ 63)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 66/night
($ 48 to $ 108)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 76 to $ 132)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 151/night
($ 126 to $ 175)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 23/month
($ 22 to $ 23)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 89/month
($ 49 to $ 311)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 89/month
($ 73 to $ 116)

46% 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: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 103/month
($ 71 to $ 141)

41% 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)

36% 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 $ 1.7)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.6/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 7.8)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 5.9)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 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 $ 0.8)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8/kg
($ 6.8 to $ 9.2)

34% 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 24% 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: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.8)

124% 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 $ 2.9)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
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 51% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 78/month
($ 59 to $ 120)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

112% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 23/month
($ 15 to $ 36)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 303/month
($ 167 to $ 390)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 185/month
($ 118 to $ 244)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 557/month
($ 293 to $ 876)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 312/month
($ 195 to $ 487)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 34/month
($ 30 to $ 45)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 150/month
($ 98 to $ 214)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2615/yr
($ 1459 to $ 4376)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Albania

On average, budget for leisure activities in Albania costs 52% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.9/ticket
($ 4.9 to $ 6.8)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9/hr
($ 4.9 to $ 15)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Albania

On average, shopping budget in Albania costs 8% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.9/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 53
($ 30 to $ 79)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 26 to $ 59)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 49 to $ 120)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 102
($ 59 to $ 147)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Tirana
London → Tirana
London → Tirana
$ 260
(fair price: $ 222)
New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
$ 955
(fair price: $ 814)
Manchester → Tirana
Manchester → Tirana
Manchester → Tirana
$ 328
(fair price: $ 297)
Dublin → Tirana
Dublin → Tirana
Dublin → Tirana
$ 337
(fair price: $ 263)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
Toronto (Ontario) → Tirana
$ 1084
(fair price: $ 967)

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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 20-05-2019.

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