Albania vs Hungary - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania Hungary
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$712
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$1774
🏠 One person rent
$244
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$605
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$58.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$801
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$15980
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
7.73
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
75.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
43
🌐 English speaking %
16%
20%
🎓 Higher education
46
81
😀 Quality of life
55
64
🏙️ Population
2.79M
9.77M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 17% less expensive than in Hungary ($712). Albania ranked 144th vs 119th for Hungary 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 1.1 months in Hungary. Ranked 71st and 47th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Hungary

We calculate prices for Albania and Hungary as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 33 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 Hungary
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$5.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$30.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$4.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.46
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$1.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$313
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$241
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$607
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$446
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$74.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$114
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$11.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
6.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$2294
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$1603
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$22.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$9.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$0.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$7.62
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$9.19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$2.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$0.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$3.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$4.61
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$7.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$2.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$30.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$4.88
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$39
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$5.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$58.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$64.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$247
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$6051

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs Hungary

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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 Hungary

City Cost of living Population
Budapest
$860
1.72M
Debrecen
$655
201K
Szeged
$615
159K
Gyor
$619
133K
Miskolc
$589
151K
Pecs
$534
140K
Kecskemet
$605
110K
Nyiregyhaza
$562
117K
Szekesfehervar
$675
95.5K
Szombathely
$582
78.3K
Erd
$650
70.1K
Tatabanya
$639
65.1K
Sopron
$597
62.9K
Veszprem
$624
58.2K
Szolnok
$515
69.7K
Budafok-Teteny
$599
55.1K
Dunakeszi
$760
44K
Zalaegerszeg
$561
55.5K
Kaposvar
$572
59.8K
Eger
$550
51.2K
Nagykanizsa
$544
46.9K
Bekescsaba
$535
58K
Hodmezovasarhely
$593
43.3K
Szigetszentmiklos
$601
40.5K
Dunaujvaros
$588
44.2K
Godollo
$592
31.8K
Cegled
$636
35.3K
Mosonmagyarovar
$598
34.4K
Vac
$652
32.9K
Salgotarjan
$614
32.3K