Albania vs Romania - Cost of Living Comparison

AlbaniaRomania
🚶 Cost of living One person
$608
$652
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1496
$1650
🏠 One person rent
$245
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$401
$520
🍽️ Food Expenses
$229
$241
🚐 Transport Expenses
$54
$35.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$400
$699
💸 GDP per capita
$5215
$12896
😃 Human freedom index
7.7
8.06
❤️ Life expectancy
78.6
75.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
36
44
🏙️ Population
3.02M
19.6M

The average cost of living in Albania ($608) is 7% less expensive than in Romania ($652). Albania ranked 142nd vs 134th for Romania 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 1.1 months in Romania. Ranked 53rd and 41st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Romania

AlbaniaRomania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.36
$6.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.2
$25.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.39
$4.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.59
☕ Cappuccino
$1.39
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.25
$1.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$241
$295
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$163
$204
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$461
$549
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$271
$371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.8
$68
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.2
$105
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.7
$9.03
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.59%
5.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1340
$1578
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$668
$1110
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.7
$18.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.4
$5.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.56
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.63
$0.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.76
$2.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.43
$5.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.24
$7.54
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$1.32
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$0.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$0.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.61
$1.35
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.58
$5.21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.96
$4.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.41
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.87
$3.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.8
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.46
$2.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.3
$32.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.58
$5.88
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.3
$28.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.06
$4.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.7
$56.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.5
$68.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$310
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2808
$6159

Cities Comparison in Albania vs Romania

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Albania

CityCost of livingPopulation
Tirana
$724
418K
Fier
$567
121K
Vlore
$501
131K
Kamez
$527
127K
Durres
$573
113K
Shkoder
$526
112K
Korce
$698
51.2K
Elbasan
$472
78.7K
Berat
$522
36.5K
Sarande
$690
41K

In Romania

CityCost of livingPopulation
Bucharest
$805
1.88M
Cluj-Napoca
$751
325K
Timisoara
$713
319K
Brasov
$767
291K
Iasi
$648
290K
Constanta
$695
284K
Craiova
$586
270K
Ploiesti
$638
210K
Galati
$617
249K
Oradea
$552
196K
Sibiu
$591
147K
Braila
$545
180K
Arad
$545
159K
Pitesti
$556
155K
Targu Mures
$533
134K
Bacau
$644
144K
Baia Mare
$523
124K
Buzau
$498
115K
Botosani
$604
107K
Suceava
$537
92.1K
Satu Mare
$526
102K
Ramnicu Valcea
$517
98.8K
Tulcea
$635
73.7K
Alba Iulia
$580
63.5K
Bistrita
$572
75.1K
Drobeta-Turnu Severin
$518
92.6K
Piatra Neamt
$470
85.1K
Calarasi
$460
65.2K
Sfantu Gheorghe
$441
56K
Targu Jiu
$446
82.5K