Albania vs Lesotho - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania Lesotho
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$589
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$1482
🏠 One person rent
$244
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$582
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$240
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$30.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$1190
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$875
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
54.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
38
🌐 English speaking %
16%
27.9%
🎓 Higher education
46
32
😀 Quality of life
55
22
🏙️ Population
2.79M
2.23M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 0.6% more expensive than in Lesotho ($589). Albania ranked 144th vs 145th for Lesotho 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 2 months in Lesotho. Ranked 71st and 180th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Lesotho

We calculate prices for Albania and Lesotho as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 4 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 Lesotho
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$3.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$24.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$12.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$0.92
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$1.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$268
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$159
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$771
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$406
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$36.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$56.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$46.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
9.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$902
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$517
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$17.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$6.73
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$4.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$2.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$5.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$1.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$1.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$1.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$4.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$3.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$2.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$1.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$25.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$4.53
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$18.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$4.03
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$39.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$50.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$32.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$718

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Albania

City Cost of living Population
Tirana
$762
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Vlore
$447
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Fier
$468
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Kamez
$489
127K
Shkoder
$478
112K
Durres
$518
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Elbasan
$541
78.7K
Korce
$659
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Berat
$411
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Sarande
$699
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In Lesotho

City Cost of living Population
Maseru
$593
331K
Teyateyaneng
$579
75.1K
Mafeteng
$579
57.1K
Butha-Buthe
$579
10K