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:

  • $ 16 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.6 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 441* (22708 MKD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 4.6 per person
  • $ 4.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1279* (65926 MKD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 64 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1939* (99946 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 2020

Cost of living: Macedonia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Macedonia 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 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 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Skopje
Gostivar 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gostivar
Tetovo 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tetovo
Bitola 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bitola
Ohrid 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ohrid
Debar 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Debar

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Local prices in Macedonia by expense type

Macedonia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Macedonia costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.8/person
($ 3.5 to $ 7.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.4/person
($ 6.8 to $ 12)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.1/person
($ 2.3 to $ 4.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.1 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.3/cup
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Macedonia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Macedonia costs 68% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 16/night
($ 16 to $ 16)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 36 to $ 46)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 45 to $ 78)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 64 to $ 83)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 81 to $ 98)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 28/month
($ 26 to $ 29)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 59/month
($ 48 to $ 76)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 84/month
($ 64 to $ 112)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 51/month
($ 42 to $ 61)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 116/month
($ 88 to $ 162)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Macedonia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Macedonia costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.6/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 7.8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 6.8)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.4/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 12)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Macedonia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Macedonia costs 46% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 27/month
($ 16 to $ 30)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

65% 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)
$ 0.8
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

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

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Macedonia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Macedonia costs 68% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 119/month
($ 78 to $ 156)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 17/month
($ 9.7 to $ 28)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 226/month
($ 118 to $ 349)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 159/month
($ 96 to $ 239)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 390/month
($ 234 to $ 658)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 284/month
($ 156 to $ 455)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 22/month
($ 14 to $ 30)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 151/month
($ 59 to $ 243)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3198/yr
($ 1740 to $ 6764)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Macedonia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Macedonia costs 57% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.4/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 5.9)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.8/hr
($ 4.8 to $ 21)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Macedonia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Macedonia costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 2.9)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 24 to $ 96)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 32
($ 16 to $ 59)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 77
($ 59 to $ 97)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 83
($ 49 to $ 118)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Skopje
London → Skopje
London → Skopje
$ 248
(fair price: $ 196)
New York City → Skopje
New York City → Skopje
New York City → Skopje
$ 811
(fair price: $ 672)
Dublin → Skopje
Dublin → Skopje
Dublin → Skopje
$ 281
(fair price: $ 224)
Manchester → Skopje
Manchester → Skopje
Manchester → Skopje
$ 291
(fair price: $ 238)
Toronto (Ontario) → Skopje
Toronto (Ontario) → Skopje
Toronto (Ontario) → Skopje
$ 1038
(fair price: $ 893)
Sydney → Skopje
Sydney → Skopje
Sydney → Skopje
$ 1463
(fair price: $ 1219)
Edinburgh → Skopje
Edinburgh → Skopje
Edinburgh → Skopje
$ 310
(fair price: $ 247)
Melbourne → Skopje
Melbourne → Skopje
Melbourne → Skopje
$ 1470
(fair price: $ 1220)
Los Angeles → Skopje
Los Angeles  → Skopje
Los Angeles  → Skopje
$ 911
(fair price: $ 780)
Perth → Skopje
Perth → Skopje
Perth → Skopje
$ 1321
(fair price: $ 1158)

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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 03-02-2020.

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