Albania vs Slovakia - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania Slovakia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$2142
🏠 One person rent
$244
$504
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$839
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$279
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$43.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$994
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$19267
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
8.21
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
52
🌐 English speaking %
16%
25.9%
🎓 Higher education
46
76
😀 Quality of life
55
63
🏙️ Population
2.79M
5.45M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 35% less expensive than in Slovakia ($913). Albania ranked 144th vs 76th for Slovakia 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 Slovakia. Ranked 71st and 50th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs Slovakia

We calculate prices for Albania and Slovakia as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 23 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 Slovakia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$6.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$29.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$6.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.62
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$2.04
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$1.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$460
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$353
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$785
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$615
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$16.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
1.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$2802
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$2115
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$23.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$1.56
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$0.75
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$2.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$9.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$5.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$10.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$3.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$1.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$4.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$4.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$3.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.28
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$2.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$31.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$7.18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$33
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$11.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$57.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$66.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$360
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$6863

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs Slovakia

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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 Slovakia

City Cost of living Population
Bratislava
$1032
476K
Kosice
$1001
239K
Petrzalka
$848
114K
Nitra
$964
77.4K
Zilina
$934
82.7K
Presov
$716
88.7K
Trnava
$897
65.4K
Banska Bystrica
$884
76K
Martin
$840
55K
Trencin
$795
55.6K
Prievidza
$863
46.1K
Poprad
$851
52K
Zvolen
$846
42.5K
Povazska Bystrica
$776
39.8K
Nove Zamky
$916
38.2K
Komarno
$842
33.9K
Piestany
$712
27.7K
Michalovce
$762
39.2K
Levice
$794
32K
Ruzomberok
$698
26.9K
Spisska Nova Ves
$779
37.3K
Liptovsky Mikulas
$871
32.6K
Lucenec
$900
28K