Albania vs Greece - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania Greece
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$919
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$2236
🏠 One person rent
$244
$427
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$736
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$337
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$59.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$789
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$17647
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
7.86
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
81.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
49
🌐 English speaking %
16%
51%
🎓 Higher education
46
87
😀 Quality of life
55
61
🏙️ Population
2.79M
10.8M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 36% less expensive than in Greece ($919). Albania ranked 144th vs 74th for Greece 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 0.9 months in Greece. Ranked 71st and 56th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Greece

We calculate prices for Albania and Greece as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 50 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 Greece
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$40.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$7.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$3.87
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$1.82
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$355
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$273
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$652
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$514
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$31.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
4.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$2496
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$2001
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$1.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$35.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$11.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$2.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$3.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$9.59
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$7.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$9.69
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$0.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$6.41
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$4.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$5.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$4.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$2.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$36.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$7.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$9.09
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$75.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$74.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$337
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$6225

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs Greece

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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 Greece

City Cost of living Population
Athens
$1059
664K
Crete
$869
623K
Thessaloniki
$961
315K
Piraeus
$1086
164K
Patras
$822
167K
Larissa
$850
145K
Peristeri
$973
140K
Heraklion
$851
141K
Glyfada
$1267
87.3K
Kallithea
$889
101K
Kifissia
$1182
47.3K
Volos
$917
86K
Nea Smyrni
$991
73.1K
Nikaia
$888
89.4K
Nea Ionia
$889
67.1K
Komotini
$834
51K
Palaio Faliro
$920
64K
Alexandroupoli
$769
57.8K
Kalamata
$808
53K
Serres
$885
58.3K
Rhodes
$995
49.5K
Chalcis
$919
59.1K
Xanthi
$783
56.1K
Chania
$972
53.9K
Ioannina
$810
65.6K
Trikala
$713
61.7K
Kavala
$870
54K
Lamia
$819
52K
Kozani
$807
41.1K
Katerini
$794
56K