Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages
1 month of gym subscription.
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone)
Unisex Loris perfume
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price.
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks
Go carting 30mins
Movie House 3d cinema
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket)
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee
3 course dinner local restaurant two people
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people
Play station 4 console without games.
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls
Taxi fare on average 5-10km
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare
1 liter petrol/diesel
1 day rent a car cost
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar)
1 pair of men’s formal shoes
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)
Ladies formal shoes original and durable
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance)
Having in mind the fact that nowadays the country has turned into a wanted destination being a relatively cheap country, a very frequently asked question is what the cost of living is in Albania.
People are interested in this since Albania is regarded a very affordable country both for tourists and those who want to start studying there. Albania is a country where the prices are considered high due to the fact that the locals’ salary is generally low.
This does not affect you as a foreigner though as you can get value for your money!
Food When it comes to restaurants, they are definitely cheaper than in most of the other countries in the world that it can be said that you will save much money here. You can enjoy your cappuccino for just USD 1.20 or have a decent meal for USD 5 Eating out more than once a week would not affect your budget too much.
Unlike those who frequently visit restaurants, there are people who prefer cooking, so they will probably need to get some food from the market, so as to be able to make a meal. Fruit and vegetables are not expensive at all here, and you can have a nice bottle of wine with your dinner for just USD 6.
Housing Depending on whether you are living alone or with a family, the costs of renting a flat here vary. A studio apartment for one or two people can be around USD 150 to USD 250 monthly, while a family will need to pay higher price for a much bigger flat. The location of the flat also plays an important role, as those away from city centers are always inexpensive.
Utilities prices vary from USD 60 to USD 80 a month, including electricity which is measured per kilowatt hour, central heating, water and refuse. The high-speed Internet is often less USD 20 per month. For those who want to use a cell phone, they will have to pay USD 0.20 per minute, which is not considered too high.
Transportation Even though you can save some money on meals, you will have to be careful when transportation is in question. Buying a car can be very expensive, and gas prices are USD 6 per gallon. Still, you can use public transportation which is cheap, especially a monthly ticket which can be found at the price of USD 10.
Education Here, education at government-run schools is mandatory and free through the secondary level. Parents have the option of enrolling their children in a public school, but they will incur various fees, the most expensive of which is around USD 4000 for bachelor programs and can be as cheap as USD 900 per year.