Albania vs China - Cost of Living Comparison

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Albania China
🚶 Cost of living one person
$795
$679
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1906
$1883
🏠 One person rent
$335
$287
🏘️ Family rent
$563
$532
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.8
$72.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$537
$826
💸 GDP per capita
$6810
$12720
😃 Human freedom index
7.67
5.15
❤️ Life expectancy
76.5
78.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
37
42
🌐 English speaking %
16%
0.7%
🎓 Higher education
43
91
😀 Quality of life
56
50
🏙️ Population
2.79M
1.44B

The average cost of living in Albania ($795) is 17% more expensive than in China ($679). Albania ranked 111th vs 138th for China in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Albania compared to 1.2 months in China. Ranked 70th and 83rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs China

We calculate prices for Albania and China as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 544 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 China
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.44
$3.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37.2
$21.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.53
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.33
$1.34
 Cappuccino
$1.59
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.51
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$345
$334
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$214
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$651
$653
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$424
$416
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$50.3
$36.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$77.2
$56.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.4
$12.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.91%
4.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1766
$5178
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1014
$2803
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.45
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.5
$21.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.3
$4.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.97
$1.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.68
$1.87
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$1.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.17
$1.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.62
$3.69
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$11.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.67
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$0.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$1.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.3
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.48
$3.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.51
$4.83
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.37
$4.55
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.13
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.86
$1.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.9
$38.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.26
$5.98
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23
$33.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.79
$5.51
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.4
$53.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.7
$75.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$144
$444
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2633
$16225

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Albania

City Cost of living Population
Tirana
$1002
418K
Kamez
$798
127K
Durres
$762
113K
Fier
$628
121K
Vlore
$707
131K
Shkoder
$670
112K
Elbasan
$591
78.7K
Sarande
$756
41K
Korce
$548
51.2K
Berat
$594
36.5K

In China

City Cost of living Population
Beijing
$1065
21.9M
Shanghai
$1190
24.9M
Hong Kong
$2614
7.41M
Shenzhen
$939
17.5M
Chongqing
$712
32.1M
Guangzhou
$742
18.7M
Chengdu
$643
20.9M
Tianjin
$688
13.9M
Xi'an
$632
13M
Suzhou
$1020
12.7M
Hangzhou
$831
11.9M
Baoding
$466
11.5M
Wuhan
$646
12.3M
Wuxi
$687
7.46M
Foshan
$575
9.5M
Nanjing
$740
9.31M
Bijie
$606
6.9M
Dongguan
$589
10.5M
Hefei
$707
9.37M
Ganzhou
$812
8.97M
Changchun
$612
9.07M
Nantong
$651
7.73M
Qingdao
$653
10.1M
Jieyang
$716
6.09M
Changsha
$533
10M
Yantai
$749
7.1M
Zhengzhou
$506
12.6M
Guiyang
$564
5.99M
Ningbo
$677
9.4M
Kunming
$609
8.46M