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

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Travel budget in Macedonia

Macedonia: calculate your travel budget

Macedonia: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 18 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.4 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 483* (24836 MKD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 5 per person
  • $ 4.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1238* (63672 MKD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 63 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 9 per person
  • $ 9.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1953* (100408 MKD)

* 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 Macedonia in 2019

Cost of living: Macedonia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Macedonia in 2019 is 52% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Macedonia in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Macedonia by city

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

Cities /Macedonia View Details
Skopje 21% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Skopje
Bitola 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bitola
Gostivar 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gostivar
Debar 20% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Debar
Ohrid 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ohrid
Tetovo 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tetovo

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Local prices in Macedonia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Macedonia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Macedonia costs 59% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.9/person
($ 3.5 to $ 7.8)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.7/person
($ 6.8 to $ 12)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3/person
($ 2.4 to $ 4.7)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.1 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.2/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Macedonia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Macedonia costs 66% 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
$ 36/night
($ 33 to $ 40)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 54/night
($ 42 to $ 71)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 65 to $ 83)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 85 to $ 109)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 30/month
($ 29 to $ 30)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 58/month
($ 48 to $ 70)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 87/month
($ 64 to $ 118)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 53/month
($ 44 to $ 63)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 128/month
($ 84 to $ 193)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Macedonia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Macedonia costs 60% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.7/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 6.8)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.7/kg
($ 3.9 to $ 5.9)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 9)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Macedonia

On average, the price of transport in Macedonia costs 42% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 27/month
($ 16 to $ 30)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

74% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 95)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Macedonia

On average, the cost of housing in Macedonia costs 63% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 119/month
($ 78 to $ 156)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 17/month
($ 9.7 to $ 30)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 219/month
($ 118 to $ 300)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 150/month
($ 78 to $ 234)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 365/month
($ 234 to $ 525)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 266/month
($ 176 to $ 351)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 22/month
($ 14 to $ 30)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 181/month
($ 78 to $ 244)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3531/yr
($ 1554 to $ 5981)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Macedonia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Macedonia costs 55% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.9/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 5.9)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.2/hr
($ 3.9 to $ 20)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Macedonia

On average, shopping budget in Macedonia costs 21% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.4/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 46
($ 24 to $ 78)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 21 to $ 59)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 77
($ 59 to $ 114)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 81
($ 49 to $ 118)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Skopje
London → Skopje
London → Skopje
$ 292
(fair price: $ 245)
New York City → Skopje
New York City → Skopje
New York City → Skopje
$ 954
(fair price: $ 806)
Dublin → Skopje
Dublin → Skopje
Dublin → Skopje
$ 374
(fair price: $ 335)
Toronto (Ontario) → Skopje
Toronto (Ontario) → Skopje
Toronto (Ontario) → Skopje
$ 1095
(fair price: $ 904)
Manchester → Skopje
Manchester → Skopje
Manchester → Skopje
$ 359
(fair price: $ 333)

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About the information on the cost of living in Macedonia

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

Information about cost of living in Macedonia updated on 20-05-2019.

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