Albania vs China - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania China
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$758
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$1960
🏠 One person rent
$244
$342
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$568
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$254
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$75.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$882
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$10435
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
5.57
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
77.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
45
🌐 English speaking %
16%
0.7%
🎓 Higher education
46
89
😀 Quality of life
55
50
🏙️ Population
2.79M
1.44B

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 22% less expensive than in China ($758). Albania ranked 144th vs 108th 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 0.6 months in Albania compared to 1.2 months in China. Ranked 71st and 90th 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
$4.69
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$22.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$5.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$266
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$690
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$448
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$36.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$56.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$14.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
5.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$4854
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$3020
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$20.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$4.83
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$3.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$5.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$4.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$35.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$36.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$5.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$59.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$84.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$14282

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs China

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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 China

City Cost of living Population
Shanghai
$1413
24.9M
Beijing
$1281
21.9M
Shenzhen
$1134
17.5M
Guangzhou
$995
18.7M
Hong Kong
$2822
7.5M
Chengdu
$752
20.9M
Hangzhou
$882
11.9M
Xi'an
$583
13M
Wuhan
$639
12.3M
Nantong
$1047
7.73M
Suzhou
$921
12.7M
Tianjin
$778
13.9M
Changchun
$634
9.07M
Ningbo
$809
9.4M
Nanjing
$817
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$576
10.6M
Foshan
$641
9.5M
Qingdao
$663
10.1M
Nanyang
$755
9.71M
Wenzhou
$968
9.57M
Dongguan
$787
10.5M
Handan
$796
9.41M
Weifang
$773
9.39M
Jieyang
$747
6.09M
Shantou
$1051
5.5M
Hefei
$676
9.37M
Zhoukou
$791
9.03M
Ganzhou
$792
8.97M
Quanzhou
$757
8.78M
Heze
$1436
8.8M