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:

  • $ 23 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 554* (57778 ALL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 7 per person
  • $ 4.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1521* (158620 ALL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 79 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2434* (253904 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 45% 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 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tirana
Peshkopi 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Peshkopi
Shkoder 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Shkoder
Bilisht 16% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bilisht
Bajram Curri 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bajram Curri
Rubik 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rubik
Durrës 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Durrës
Vlore 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vlore
Saranda 15% 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 56% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.5/person
($ 4.8 to $ 7.2)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 9.6 to $ 15)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.8/person
($ 3.3 to $ 5.7)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.3 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

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: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

62% 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 63% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 47/night
( $ 47)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 49/night
($ 42 to $ 69)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 64/night
($ 48 to $ 101)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 76 to $ 134)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 130/night
($ 115 to $ 141)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 23/month
($ 23 to $ 23)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 90/month
($ 48 to $ 337)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 88/month
($ 73 to $ 113)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 39/month
($ 36 to $ 41)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Albania

On average, the price of supermarket food in Albania costs 56% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 2.3)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.4/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 7.2)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.8/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 5.7)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 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
$ 7.8/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 9.2)

35% 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 26% 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/km
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 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
($ 2.4 to $ 2.9)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
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...
$ 76/month
($ 59 to $ 118)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
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)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 299/month
($ 145 to $ 423)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 181/month
($ 97 to $ 241)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 549/month
($ 260 to $ 862)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 302/month
($ 193 to $ 480)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 33/month
($ 30 to $ 45)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 145/month
($ 97 to $ 193)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2546/yr
($ 1434 to $ 4594)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Albania

On average, budget for leisure activities in Albania costs 56% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.8/ticket
($ 4.8 to $ 6.7)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8/hr
($ 4.8 to $ 15)

50% 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 10% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.9/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3.2)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 30 to $ 78)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 38
($ 26 to $ 59)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 82
($ 49 to $ 116)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 100
($ 59 to $ 145)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Tirana
London → Tirana
London → Tirana
$ 266
(fair price: $ 224)
New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
New York City → Tirana
$ 924
(fair price: $ 722)

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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 16-03-2019.

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