Albania vs Malaysia - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania Malaysia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$574
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$1393
🏠 One person rent
$244
$257
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$447
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$218
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$41.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$804
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$10412
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
7.17
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
76.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
48
🌐 English speaking %
16%
57.3%
🎓 Higher education
46
79
😀 Quality of life
55
58
🏙️ Population
2.79M
32.4M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 3% more expensive than in Malaysia ($574). Albania ranked 144th vs 151st for Malaysia 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 1.4 months in Malaysia. Ranked 71st and 59th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Malaysia

We calculate prices for Albania and Malaysia as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 34 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 Malaysia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$2.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$15.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$3.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$3.83
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$276
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$182
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$547
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$333
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$28.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$43.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$27.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$1701
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$932
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.66
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$22.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$5.55
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$0.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.53
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$0.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$11.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$3.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$7.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$2.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$0.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$1.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$0.9
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$15.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$2.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$3.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$3.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$3.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$1.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$29.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$3.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$14.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$5.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$59.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$161
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$5835

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs Malaysia

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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 Malaysia

City Cost of living Population
Kuala Lumpur
$694
1.98M
Shah Alam
$635
741K
Subang Jaya
$642
708K
Kuantan
$541
608K
Ipoh
$561
867K
George Town
$510
708K
Petaling Jaya
$625
639K
Johor Bahru
$575
798K
Malacca
$530
455K
Klang
$591
878K
Kota Kinabalu
$585
573K
Miri
$537
235K
Muar
$552
357K
Seremban
$547
420K
Kuala Terengganu
$416
255K
Chukai
$532
256K
Sibu
$545
248K
Teluk Intan
$533
233K
Kota Bharu
$460
491K
Sungai Petani
$526
545K
Kuching
$625
325K
Lahad Datu
$532
200K
Taiping
$552
245K
Kluang
$526
170K
Alor Setar
$508
217K
Batu Pahat
$527
140K
Butterworth
$518
108K
Bintulu
$535
114K
Cyberjaya
$450
102K
Sandakan
$468
396K