Albania vs Italy - Cost of Living Comparison

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Albania Italy
🚶 Cost of living one person
$790
$1413
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1892
$3475
🏠 One person rent
$333
$704
🏘️ Family rent
$555
$1260
🍽️ Food expenses
$312
$474
🚐 Transport expenses
$72.1
$93.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$534
$1681
💸 GDP per capita
$6810
$34776
😃 Human freedom index
7.67
7.95
❤️ Life expectancy
76.5
82.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
37
56
🌐 English speaking %
16%
28.5%
🎓 Higher education
44
92
😀 Quality of life
56
78
🏙️ Population
2.79M
60.3M

The average cost of living in Albania ($790) is 44% less expensive than in Italy ($1413). Albania ranked 111th vs 35th for Italy 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 Italy. Ranked 70th and 32nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Italy

We calculate prices for Albania and Italy as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 148 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 Italy
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.45
$15.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$60.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.51
$10.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.3
$5.16
 Cappuccino
$1.59
$1.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.5
$2.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$338
$725
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$249
$507
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$637
$1425
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$940
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.8
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.5
$191
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$29
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.91%
4.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1749
$4382
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$995
$2489
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.44
$1.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$38.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.1
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.95
$1.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.67
$1.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$1.93
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$2.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.16
$3.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.6
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.9
$17.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$2.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
$1.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
$2.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$2.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.24
$5.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$1.62
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.45
$6.21
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.49
$10.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.38
$3.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.12
$2.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.86
$2.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.7
$51.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.22
$9.52
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$91.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.8
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$46
$79.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.2
$87.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$143
$518
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2608
$10250

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs Italy

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Albania

City Cost of living Population
Tirana
$993
418K
Kamez
$789
127K
Durres
$763
113K
Fier
$624
121K
Vlore
$707
131K
Shkoder
$668
112K
Elbasan
$587
78.7K
Sarande
$750
41K
Korce
$551
51.2K
Berat
$591
36.5K

In Italy

City Cost of living Population
Rome
$1675
2.87M
Milan
$2057
1.37M
Turin
$1359
871K
Naples
$1330
966K
Genoa
$1448
559K
Palermo
$1158
668K
Bologna
$1581
393K
Florence
$1620
381K
Bari
$1321
323K
Verona
$1379
257K
Venice
$1434
255K
Catania
$1197
312K
Prato
$1436
193K
Messina
$1119
234K
Trieste
$1280
204K
Padua
$1580
210K
Brescia
$1439
197K
Modena
$1511
185K
Parma
$1435
196K
Reggio Emilia
$1289
172K
Livorno
$1374
158K
Latina
$1046
126K
Foggia
$1146
147K
Rimini
$1458
149K
Taranto
$1115
198K
Perugia
$1060
166K
Ravenna
$1232
159K
Forli
$1560
118K
Monza
$1562
124K
Bergamo
$1297
121K