Albania vs Bulgaria - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania Bulgaria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$639
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$1565
🏠 One person rent
$244
$282
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$465
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$249
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$43.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$750
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$10079
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
8.08
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
73.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
42
🌐 English speaking %
16%
24.9%
🎓 Higher education
46
73
😀 Quality of life
55
63
🏙️ Population
2.79M
7M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 7% less expensive than in Bulgaria ($639). Albania ranked 144th vs 133rd for Bulgaria in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Albania compared to 1.2 months in Bulgaria. Ranked 71st and 51st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Bulgaria

We calculate prices for Albania and Bulgaria as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 21 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Albania Bulgaria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$7.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$25.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$5.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.43
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$1.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$285
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$190
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$464
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$63.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$98.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$9.82
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
3.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$1474
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$979
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$22.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$4.98
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$1.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$2.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$7.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$5.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$8.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$0.72
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$0.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$5.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$3.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$2.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$21
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$5.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$15.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$4.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$49.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$69.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$300
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$4312

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs Bulgaria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Albania

City Cost of living Population
Tirana
$762
418K
Vlore
$447
131K
Fier
$468
121K
Kamez
$489
127K
Shkoder
$478
112K
Durres
$518
113K
Elbasan
$541
78.7K
Korce
$659
51.2K
Berat
$411
36.5K
Sarande
$699
41K

In Bulgaria

City Cost of living Population
Sofia
$786
1.28M
Varna
$627
368K
Plovdiv
$589
382K
Stara Zagora
$505
156K
Burgas
$554
226K
Ruse
$488
160K
Pleven
$551
120K
Haskovo
$686
92.1K
Blagoevgrad
$534
82.2K
Dobrich
$647
90.1K
Pazardzhik
$553
83.1K
Pernik
$470
81.7K
Yambol
$473
81.7K
Sliven
$514
89.4K
Shumen
$485
95.8K
Veliko Tarnovo
$515
71.1K
Vratsa
$833
67.4K
Asenovgrad
$545
59K
Gabrovo
$429
60.9K
Vidin
$399
56.1K
Bansko
$745
9.53K